butterfly releases

Asked May 9, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

My daugter is getting married in July and I wanted to let the couple release white butterflies instead of doves. Do I have to get a permit for this or is it not allowed period in this state?

Horry County South Carolina natural resources integrated pest management human-wildlife issues

1 Response

While I would say that it is highly unlikely that you would need a permit to release the butterflies, you will need to contact your local planning department and the SC Department of Natural Resources to confirm. State and local laws are very different from state to state and I am not that familiar with the laws down in your part of SC.