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Privilege Fees

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* Licensee must have the stamp or tag in possession before using this privilege. Fish tags must be secured to the non-game fishing device. Federal Duck Stamps must be signed across the face and in the licensee’s possession while hunting.

** Hunter education certification is required for anyone born after June 30, 1979. See section Licenses Recreational Hunting & Fishing.

Privilege Fees July 1, 2013June 30, 2014

Duration

Privilege Type

Residents

Non Residents

Notes, Prerequisites

(additional information on section Licenses Recreational Hunting & Fishing)

Fishing Privileges—Freshwater; More Information on section Freshwater Fishing Game Fishing RegulationsShad & Herring Fishing Regulations

3 Year

Freshwater Fishing License

30.00

105.00

Valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30 of third year.

Annual

Freshwater Fishing License

10.00

35.00

Valid through June 30, 2014.

14-Day

Freshwater Fishing License

5.00

11.00

Valid 14 consecutive days.

Annual

Commercial Freshwater License

50.00

1,000.00

Device quantity limits apply in freshwater bodies, See section Nongame Device Limits by Location.

Non-Game Freshwater Fishing Privileges; More Information on section Nongame Device Limits by Location

(A freshwater fishing license or commercial freshwater fishing license is required to use non-game devices)

Annual

Jug Permit

5.00

50.00

1 permit per licensee. Required to use 3-50 jugs

Annual

Set Hook Permit

5.00

50.00

1 permit per licensee. Required to use 3-50 hooks

Annual

Eel Pot Tag*

5.00

50.00

Recreational limit 2 pots per licensee.
Reporting Requirements apply.

Annual

Gill Net Tag*
(Not for shad or herring)

5.00

50.00

Recreational limit 3 nets and no more than a total of 100 yds of net.

Annual

Hoop Net Tag*

10.00

50.00

Recreational limit 1 net per licensee.

Annual

Trap Tag*

5.00

50.00

Recreational limit 2 traps per licensee.

Annual

Trotline Tag*

2.50

50.00

Recreational limit is 1 trotline with a maximum 50 hooks.

Fishing Privileges—Saltwater; More Information on section Saltwater Fishing: General InformationSize & Catch Limits

3 Year

Saltwater Fishing License

30.00

105.00

Valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year. 3-Year licenses purchased after January 1, 2014 will expire 3 years after purchase date.

Annual

Saltwater Fishing License

10.00

35.00

Valid through June 30, 2014. Annual license purchased after January 1, 2014 will expire 1 year after purchase date.

14-Day

Saltwater Fishing License

5.00

11.00

Valid 14 consecutive days.

Season

Shrimp Baiting License & Tags*

25.00

500.00

Season dates apply.

Annual

Saltwater Public Fishing Pier

150.00

100 feet or less in length, license has reporting requirements.

Annual

Saltwater Public Fishing Pier

350.00

More than 100 feet in length, license has reporting requirements.

Annual

Saltwater Charter Fishing Vessel

150.00

6 or fewer paying passengers, license has reporting requirements.

Annual

Saltwater Charter Fishing Vessel

250.00

7-49 paying passengers, license has reporting requirements.

Annual

Saltwater Charter Fishing Vessel

350.00

50 or more paying passengers, license has
reporting requirements.

Commercial Saltwater License and Gear Licenses: SCDNR License Office, P.O. Box 12559 Charleston, SC 29422-2559, 843-953-9301.

Combination Freshwater Fishing & Hunting Privileges**

3 Year

Combination License

75.00

n/a

Includes State Hunting, Big Game & Freshwater Fishing, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year.

Annual

Combination License

25.00

n/a

Includes State Hunting, Big Game & Freshwater Fishing. Valid thru June 30, 2014.

Annual

Junior Sportsman License

16.00

n/a

Includes State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Areas & Freshwater Fishing, for applicants 16 -17 years of age. Valid thru June 30, 2014.

3 Year

Sportsman License

150.00

n/a

Includes State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Areas & Freshwater Fishing, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year.

Annual

Sportsman License

50.00

n/a

Includes State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Areas & Freshwater Fishing. Valid thru June 30, 2014.

Hunting Privileges**; More Information on section Licenses Recreational Hunting & Fishing

3 Year

State Hunting License

36.00

n/a

Basic hunting license, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year.

Annual

State Hunting License

12.00

125.00

Basic hunting license, valid through June 30, 2014.

10-Day

State Hunting License

n/a

75.00

Basic hunting license, valid 10 consecutive days.

3-Day

State Hunting License

n/a

40.00

Basic hunting license, valid 3 consecutive days.

Annual

Apprentice License

12.00

125.00

Hunting license applicants born after June 30, 1979, who do not hold a hunter education certification may take this one time exemption from the hunter education certification requirement. See page Licenses Recreational Hunting & Fishing for other requirements.

3 Year

Big Game Permit

18.00

n/a

Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, 3 Year or Lifetime Hunting License required, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year.

Annual

Big Game Permit

6.00

100.00

Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, hunting license required.

3 Year

Wildlife Management Area

91.50

n/a

Required to hunt on WMA lands, 3 Year or Lifetime Hunting License required, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year.

Annual

Wildlife Management Area

30.50

76.00

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Annual

Shooting Preserve Permit

8.50

For hunting specified released species only on licensed shooting preserves.

Season

Nonresident Alligator Hunting Fee

n/a

200.00

Required for all nonresidents 16 yrs of age or older who participate in any alligator management program, hunting license required. Must also possess an alligator harvest tag and permit or accompany another person that possesses an alligator tag and permit.

Season

Individual Antlerless Deer Tags*

5.00

Maximum 4 tags per hunter, big game permit required, season dates apply, see below for application.

Season

Bear Tag – Mtns/Game Zone 1 only
(see section Alligator & Bear Regulations for coastal bear draw hunt)

25.00

100.00

Required to take a bear in addition to the required hunting license and big game permit. Youth 15 years old or younger are required to obtain Youth Tags for bear from SCDNR designated offices at no cost.

Season

Migratory Bird Permit (HIP)

No Cost

Season dates apply, hunting license required.

Season

Migratory Waterfowl Permit
(State Duck Stamp)

5.50

Season dates apply, Migratory Bird Permit required, Federal Duck Stamp required.

Season

Federal Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp)*

15.00

Season dates apply, State Migratory Waterfowl Permit required to use in SC, Available at select US Post Offices, by phone at 1-800-STAMP-24
(1-800-782-6724), online at www.duckstamp.com and SCDNR Offices. Electronic Federal Duck Stamps are not valid in SC.

Annual

Trapping and Commercial Fur Harvest License

25.00

200.00

Required to sell or trade furbearers taken during the hunting season, or to trap for sport, sale or trade during the trapping season. Required to possess 6 or more furbearers or their pelts. Hunting license required. License has reporting requirements.

Miscellaneous Privileges

Annual

Dog Registration

5.00

n/a

Provides a number to be tattoed onto the dog, transfer a registration.

Annual

Dog Kennel Registration

20.00

n/a

Contact: SCDNR Licensing PO Box 11710
Columbia, SC 29211-1710.

Annual

Turtle Permit

25.00

1 permit per person per year. To remove from the state more than 10 but not more than 20 turtles per year of specific species. Contact: SCDNR License Office, PO Box 11710 Columbia, SC 29211-1710.

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