- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

PENDLETON, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina wildlife officials are holding a series of public meetings to get input on proposed legislation that would limit deer hunting in the state.

The first of four meetings sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources is taking place Thursday at Pendleton High School Auditorium.

Organizers say they’ll get input from hunters about state Sen. Chip Campsen’s bill, which proposes a limit of four antlered bucks per year. It also says all deer harvested must be tagged. Officials say the state’s deer population appears to have gone down in recent years.

The bill passed the Senate in March and is slated to be debated by the House next year.

Other meetings are planned throughout September in Florence, Orangeburg and North Augusta. All sessions begin at 7 p.m.

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