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Wildlife Management Areas

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Types of WMA Properties

Two types of property are included in the Wildlife Management Area Program: “specific” named WMAs and “other” unnamed WMAs. Other WMA lands occur as scattered tracts, often leased from private landowners and the forest industry. The hunting seasons for these unnamed properties are set by Game Zone with all the “other” WMA tracts within a particular Game Zone having the same seasons. These “other” WMA lands are shown as unlabeled green tracts on the WMA maps.

“Specific” WMAs are generally larger tracts of land, many owned and managed by SCDNR and have special seasons. These “named” WMAs are shown as labeled dark green tracts on the WMA maps. The hunting seasons for named WMAs are listed within each Game Zone.

For detailed maps showing all WMAs, contact your local SCDNR Wildlife Management Office (see section Directory South Carolina DNR) or write: WMA Maps, P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, 803-734-3886. Request by map number found on section Wildlife Management Areas.

New: To view and print WMA maps from the internet, go to www.dnr.sc.gov/wma/maps.html

Game Zone 1 Named WMAs

1-1 Glassy Mountain Archery/Chestnut Ridge

1-2 Stumphouse

1-3 Caesars Head/Jones Gap

Game Zone 2 Named WMAs

2-1 Keowee

2-2 Fant’s Grove

2-3 Draper

2-4 Rock Hill Blackjacks HP

2-5 Worth Mountain

2-6 Forty Acre Rock HP

2-7 Belfast

Game Zone 3 Named WMAs

3-1 Aiken Gopher Tortoise HP

3-2 Crackerneck

3-3 Ditch Pond HP

3-4 Henderson HP

Game Zone 4 Named WMAs

4-1 McBee WMA

4-2 Sand Hills State Forest WMA

4-3 Marsh WMA

4-4 Pee Dee Station Site WMA

4-5 Woodbury WMA

4-6 Little Pee Dee River

Game Zone 5 Named WMAs

5-1 Santee-Delta

5-2 Samworth

5-3 Hickory Top

5-4 Manchester State Forest

5-5 Santee Dam

5-6 Great Pee Dee HP

5-7 Longleaf Pine HP

5-8 Lynchburg Savanna HP

5-9 Wee Tee

5-10 Oak Lea

5-11 Lewis Ocean Bay HP

5-12 Little Pee Dee River HP

5-13 Waccamaw River HP

5-14 Cartwheel Bay HP

Game Zone 6 Named WMAs

6-1 Palachucola

6-2 Webb

6-3 Hamilton Ridge

6-4 Tillman Sand Ridge HP

6-5 Victoria Bluff HP

6-6 Francis Marion NF

6-7 Hatchery

6-8 Bonneau Ferry

6-9 Santee Coastal Reserve

6-10 Moultrie

6-11 Canal

6-12 Dungannon HP

6-13 Edisto

6-14 Bear Island

6-15 Donnelley

6-16 St. Helena Sound HP

6-17 Santee Cooper

6-18 Turtle Island

6-19 Botany Bay Plantation HP

6-20 Old Island HP

Game Zone 1 WMAs Only

  • Mountain Hunt Unit: Oconee, Pickens & Greenville counties
  • Game Zone 1 consists of all properties north of the main line of the Norfolk Southern Railroad from the Georgia State line to South Carolina Highway 183 in Westminister, then north of SC Highway 183 to intersection of SC Highway 183 and the Norfolk So. Railroad main line in Greenville and then north of the main line of the Norfolk So. Railroad to the Spartanburg County line.
  • This section applies to WMAs only. For private land laws, regulations and seasons, see General Laws and RegulationsSmall Game Regulations.

SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Office

311 Natural Resources Drive, Clemson, SC 29631, 864-654-1671

Law Enforcement Office

311 Natural Resources Drive, Clemson, SC 29631, 864-654-8266

Area/

Methods

Seasons

Limits

Deer – Other WMAs (including US Forest Service Lands in WMA)

  • Sunday hunting for deer is prohibited on WMAs.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags are not valid on WMA land in Game Zone 1.
  • Limits listed are a combined total per person for both private & WMA lands.
  • No more than 5 bucks total may be taken during all seasons combined, regardless of method (archery, muzzleloader, or gun).
  • Feral hogs and coyotes may be taken during all hunts. No hog hunting with dogs except during special hog hunts with dogs and party dog bear hunts.
  • Archery allowed during all hunt periods (archery, muzzleloader or gun hunts).
  • Crossbows are considered archery equipment.
  • Archery hunters are allowed to take either-sex during all deer seasons. All limits apply.
  • The deer seasons for all US Army Corps of Engineers lands in Game Zone 1 are the same as the WMA deer seasons unless otherwise posted.

Youth Deer Hunt Day

Jan. 4 (see Special CSDNR Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer/either-sex, no tags required

Archery & Muzzleloader WMA

Oct. 1-10

  • Archery either-sex
  • Muzzleloader buck only

2 per day, 2 deer total

Archery only WMA

Oct 17-30 either-sex

  • No muzzleloader hunting

2 per day, 2 deer total

Gun Hunts on WMA Lands

Oct. 11-16, Oct. 31-Jan. 1 buck only

Nov. 2, 9, 16 either-sex

  • No deer hunting on Long Creek Tracts (Oconee Co.) on or after Thanksgiving Day.
  • Archery and muzzleloaders allowed during Gun Hunts.

2 per day, 7 deer total

Bear

  • Tag required to take bear (see Bear in Alligator & Bear Regulations).
  • No Sunday hunting for bear on WMA.
  • Harvested bear must be reported within 24 hours to Clemson SCDNR at 864-654-1671, ext. 24.
  • Feral hogs and coyotes may be taken during all hunts. No hog hunting with dogs except during special hog hunts with dogs and party dog bear hunts.

Still Hunt (No Dogs)

Oct. 17-23

  • No sow with cubs, no bears 100 lbs or less

1 bear

Party Dog Hunts

Oct. 24-30

  • No sow with cubs, no bears 100 lbs or less • Hogs allowed.
  • All parties (maximum party size of 25) must register by application due Sept. 1. For application call Clemson Office @ 864-654-1671 ext. 16 or 24 or download @ www.dnr.sc.gov/bearhunting. Groups hunting together are considered 1 party.

5 bears per party

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Jan. 2-Mar. 1

  • Handguns only • Daylight hours only
  • No more than 4 dogs per party

No limit

Small Game – Other WMAs

  • Hogs & coyotes may be taken during small game hunts with small game firearms only. No hog hunting with dogs except during special hog seasons.
  • No small game hunting on WMAs is allowed before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1.
  • Additional small game season restrictions may apply to specific WMAs.

Mourning Dove

Sept. 2-7 (afternoons only)

Sept. 8-Oct. 5, Nov. 23-30, Dec. 19-Jan. 15

15 per day

Quail

Sept. 2-30 training season-dogs, no guns.

Nov. 25, 2013 -Mar. 1, 2014

12 per day

Squirrel

Sept. 2-30 running season-dogs, no guns

Oct. 1, 2013 -Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

10 per day

Rabbit

Sept. 2-30 running season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 28, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

  • No rabbit hunting with dogs is allowed during still gun hunts for deer or bear on WMAs.

5 per day

Grouse

Nov. 28 – Mar. 1

3 per day

Raccoon & Opossum (Dogs at night only)

Sept. 2-Oct. 14 running season-dogs, no guns

Oct. 15-Mar. 1 guns & dogs

Opossum no limit.

3 per party per night

Fox (Dogs at night only)

Sept. 2-Nov. 27 running season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 28-Mar. 1 guns & dogs

No limit

Bobcat, Mink, Muskrat, Skunk, Otter & Weasel

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

No limit

Beaver

Sept. 2-Mar. 1

No limit

Crow

Nov. 1-Mar. 1

No limit

Named WMAs

Glassy Mountain Archery Only Area- Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve (Greenville County)

Located on the southwest side of the South Pacolet River and west of the junction of the South Pacolet River and its main tributary creek as posted.

Deer (No Dogs)

Oct. 1-Jan. 1 Archery either-sex

Total 2 deer

Stumphouse WMA (Youth Area) Oconee County

Game Zone 1 seasons, limits, rules and regulations apply except small game hunting only from Thanksgiving Day through Mar. 1. In order to fish or hunt Stumphouse WMA each adult (21 or older) must have at least one youth 17 or under accompanying them. Senior citizens over 65 years of age are exempted from accompanying a youth in order to fish. No motorized vehicles or horses allowed on property. Walk-in use only.

Caesars Head/Jones Gap WMA Greenville County

SC Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism special permit required. See Game Zone 1 WMA map for more details.

Long Creek Tract (Forest Service) Oconee County

Game Zone 1 seasons, except small game only between Thanksgiving Day and Mar. 1.

Game Zone 2 WMAs Only

  • Abbeville, Anderson, Chester, Cherokee, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenwood, Lancaster, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda, Spartanburg, Union, York counties & those portions of the counties of Greenville, Oconee & Pickens south of the Game Zone 1 line.
  • This section applies to WMAs only. For private land laws, regulations and seasons, see General Laws and RegulationsSmall Game Regulations.

SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Office

311 Natural Resources Drive, Clemson, SC 29631, 864-654-1671;

2751 Highway. 72 E., Abbeville, SC, 864-223-2731

Law Enforcement Office

311 Natural Resources Drive, Clemson, SC 29631, 864-654-8266

Area/

Methods

Seasons

Limits

Other WMAs (including US Forest Service Lands in WMA)

  • Sunday hunting for deer is prohibited on all WMAs.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags are valid on WMA land starting Oct. 1. Use of tags does not change the type of weapon allowed during specific seasons.
  • Limits listed are a combined total per person for both private & WMA lands.
  • No more than 5 bucks total may be taken during all seasons combined, regardless of method (archery, muzzleloader, or gun).
  • During gun hunts on WMA lands, there shall be no hunting or shooting deer from, on, or across any road open to vehicle traffic.
  • Feral hogs and coyotes may be taken during all hunts. No hog hunting with dogs except during special hog hunts with dogs.
  • Archery allowed during all hunt periods (archery, muzzleloader or gun hunts).
  • Archery hunters are allowed to take either-sex during all deer seasons. Daily and seasonal bag limits apply.
  • The deer seasons for all US Army Corps of Engineers lands in Game Zone 2 are the same as the WMA deer seasons unless otherwise posted.

Youth Deer Hunt Day

Jan. 4 (see Special CSDNR Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer/either-sex, no tags required

Archery only on WMAs

Sept. 16-30

Dec. 2-14 either-sex

2 per day, 3 deer total

Archery & Muzzleloader on WMAs

Oct. 1-10 muzzle loader buck only, archery either sex

Oct. 5 either-sex, muzzleloader

  • No muzzleloader hunting on WMAs Dec. 2-14
  • Muzzleloaders allowed during Gun Hunts (Oct. 11-Nov. 30, Dec. 16-Jan. 1)

2 deer total

Gun Hunts on WMAs

Oct. 11-Nov. 30, Dec. 16-Jan. 1

buck only

Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 1 either-sex

  • No gun hunting for deer on WMAs Dec. 2-14.

2 per day, 10 deer total

Special Hog hunt with Dogs

Feb. 1-Feb. 15

  • Handguns only
  • Daylight hours only
  • No more than 4 dogs per party

No Limit

Small Game – Other WMAs

  • Hogs & coyotes may be taken during small game hunts with small game firearms only on WMAs.
  • Small game seasons on WMAs are listed below. No small game hunting on WMAs is allowed before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1. Additional small game season restrictions may apply to specific WMAs.
  • No hog hunting with dogs except during special hog seasons.

Mourning Dove

Sept. 2-7 (afternoons only)

Sept. 8-Oct. 5, Nov. 23-30, Dec. 19-Jan. 15

15 per day

Quail

Sept. 2-30 training season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 25, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014-guns & dogs

12 per day

Squirrel

Sept. 2-30 running season-dogs, no guns

Oct. 1, 2013 – Mar. 1, 2014-guns & dogs

10 per day

Rabbit

Sept. 2-30 running season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 28, 2013 – Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

No rabbit hunting with dogs is allowed during still gun hunts for deer or bear on WMAs.

5 per day

Raccoon & Opossum (Dogs at night only)

Sept. 2-Oct. 14 running season-dogs, no guns

Oct. 15-Mar. 1 Guns & dogs

Opossum no limit.

3 per party per night

Fox (Dogs at night only)

Sept. 2-Nov. 27 running season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 28,-Mar. 1 Guns & dogs

No limit

Bobcat, Mink, Muskrat, Skunk, Otter & Weasel

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

No limit

Beaver

Sept. 2-Mar. 1

No limit

Crow

Nov. 1-Mar. 1

No limit

Named WMAs

Keowee WMA Oconee & Pickens counties

Deer Archery

Oct. 15-Dec. 21 either-sex

Total may not include more than 1 buck.

2 per day, 3 deer total

Small Game

Shotguns only north of Highway. 123, west of the Keowee arm of Lake Hartwell to the Old Clemson Seneca Highway. Also west of Highway 291 north and south of the Keowee arm of Lake Hartwell upstream from the Highway. 291 bridge. All other areas archery only.

Quail

Dec. 25-Mar. 1, Wed. & Sat. only

10 per day

Other Small Game

Regular Zone 2 seasons & limits except no hunting during Archery Deer Hunts Oct. 15-Dec. 21 and No hog hunting with dogs.

Fant’s Grove WMA Oconee, Pickens & Anderson counties

Deer Archery

Oct. 15-Dec. 21 either-sex

Bucks must have at least 4 points on 1 side or minimum 12 inch antler spread.

1 buck only 2 per day, 3 deer total

Small Game

  • Regular Zone 2 seasons and limits except no hunting during Archery Deer Hunts (Oct. 15-Dec. 21) and Special Youth hunts (Oct. 1). No hog hunting with dogs.
  • Except dove hunting allowed on designated Dove Fields. Waterfowl hunting allowed on Wed. and Sat. AM only during federal waterfowl season.

Quail

Dec. 25-Mar. 1, Wed. and Sat. only

Draper WMA York County

  • Data cards required for all hunter access. Completed data cards must be returned daily upon leaving.

Deer

Game Zone 2 WMA Seasons & Limits

Small Game

Dove

Special restrictions apply during all seasons and limited participation will apply opening day.

Quail

Dec. 7, 14, 18, 25 Jan. 1, 4, 8, 11 sunrise until 4:00 pm

10 per day

Rabbit

Dec. 4, 11 Jan. 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, Feb. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, Mar. 1

3 per day

Small Game other than Dove, Quail & Rabbit

  • Regular Zone 2 seasons & limits except no hunting before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1.
  • No Fox Squirrels.

Broad River Waterfowl Management Area, Fairfield County

Archery

Sept. 16-Oct. 31 either-sex

2 per day, 3 deer total

Small Game-Raccoon, Squirrel, Rabbit & Quail

Feb. 3-Mar. 1

Game Zone 2 limits

Rock Hill Blackjacks HP WMA York County

Archery

Sept. 16-30, Dec. 2-Jan. 1 either-sex

2 per day, 3 deer total

Small Game

Small game hunting is not allowed.

Worth Mountain WMA York County

  • Quality Deer Management Area – Antlered Bucks must have 4 points on one side or a minimum 12-inch antler spread.
  • Zone 2 seasons and limits apply.
  • Use of individual deer tags and county wide either-sex days apply.

Small Game

Zone 2 seasons and limits.

40 Acre Rock HP WMA Lancaster County

Deer

Game Zone 2 WMA Seasons and limits

Small Game

Zone 2 seasons and limits.

Belfast WMA Laurens and Newberry counties

  • All hunters must sign in and sign out upon entering or leaving Belfast WMA.
  • All turkey hunts are by draw only.
  • Belfast WMA is closed to public access of all types one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise except for hunts regulated by SCDNR.
  • Hunters may not enter the WMA prior to 5:00 AM on designated hunts.
  • Public visitation is not allowed during scheduled deer or turkey hunts.
  • Data cards are required for hunter access. Completed data cards must be returned daily upon leaving Belfast WMA.
  • Hunters are required to have a data card in possession while on the property during scheduled hunts.
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12″ antler spread.

Deer Archery

Sept. 16-21 either-sex

2 per day, 3 per hunt period

No more than 1 buck (antler restrictions apply)

Belfast WMA Laurens and Newberry counties Cont.

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Oct. 5 either-sex

2 per day

No more than 1 buck (antler restrictions apply)

Deer Gun Hunts

Still gun hunts by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts in WMA Regulations.

Small Game

Dec. 10-Mar. 1 except no small game hunting on Jan. 4

(No open season for fox squirrels, fox or bobcats)

Game zone 2 bag limits

Game Zone 3 WMAs Only

  • Aiken, Lexington & Richland counties
  • This section applies to WMAs only. For private land laws, regulations and seasons, see General Laws and Regulations-Small Game Regulations.
  • WMA regulations apply to public lands in Game Zone 3. Some WMAs have special seasons or restrictions, and are listed at the end of the hunt seasons section.

SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Office

P.O. Box 23, New Ellenton, SC, 803-725-3663;

1000 Assembly St., Columbia, SC, 803-734-3886

Law Enforcement Office

1000 Assembly St., Columbia, SC, 803-734-4303

Area/

Methods

Seasons

Limits

Other WMAs

  • Sunday hunting for deer is prohibited on all WMAs.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags are valid on other “unnamed” WMAs starting Sept.15. Tags do not alter the daily or season bag limits.

Youth Deer Hunt Day

Jan. 4 (see Special CSDNR Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer/either-sex, no tags required

Archery & Gun Hunts Unnamed WMAs

Sept. 2-Jan. 1 buck only

Either sex Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 1

No limit on bucks; 2 antlerless deer per day on either-sex days. No hunting on WMAs before Sept. 2.

Small Game – other WMAs

Small Game seasons on WMAs are listed below. No small game hunting on WMAs is allowed before Sept.1 or after Mar.1. Additional small game season restrictions may apply to specific WMAs.

Mourning Dove

Sept. 2-7 (afternoons only), Sept. 8-Oct. 5 Nov. 23-30,
Dec. 19-Jan. 15

15 per day

Quail

Sept. 2-Sept. 30 training season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 25, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

12 per day

Squirrel

Sept. 2-Sept. 30 running season-dogs, no guns

Oct. 1, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

10 per day

Rabbit

Sept. 2-30 running season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 28, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

5 per day

Raccoon & Opossum (Dogs at night only)

Sept. 2-14 running season-dogs

Sept. 16-Mar. 1 guns & dogs No limit

Fox (Dogs at night only)

Sept. 1-Nov. 27 running season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 28-Mar. 1 guns & dogs

No limit

Bobcat, Mink, Muskrat, Skunk, Otter& Weasel

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

No limit

Beaver

Sept. 2-Mar. 1 WMA land

No limit

Crow

Nov. 1-Mar. 1

No limit

Named WMAs

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve WMA Aiken County

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 1-Jan. 1 buck only

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 1 either-sex

1 deer per day, 3 deer total, not to include more than 2 bucks.

  • No buckshot or dogs allowed.
  • During gun hunts for deer, there shall be no hunting or shooting from, on, or across any road open to vehicle traffic.
  • Hogs may be taken during deer hunts only. No dogs. No limit.
  • All reptiles and amphibians are protected.

Small Game

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

  • Fox squirrels may not be hunted or taken.
  • All reptiles and amphibians are protected.

Regular Zone 3 limits

Raccoon & Opossum

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

Opossums no limit.

3 raccoons per party per night.

Crackerneck WMA Aiken County

  • Quality Deer Management Area – antlered deer must have at least 4 points on one side or a minimum 12-inch antler spread. A point must be at least 1 inch long measured from the nearest edge of main beam to top of the point.

Deer Archery

Oct. 4-5 either-sex

2 deer total

No more than 1 buck. No limit on hogs

Deer Muzzleloader

Oct. 11-12 either-sex

2 deer total, no more than 1 buck

No limit on hogs

Crackerneck WMA Aiken County Cont.

Deer Gun Hunts

Gun hunts on Fridays, Saturdays & Thanksgiving day only during this period. Oct. 18-Dec. 28 buck only

Oct. 18-19, 25-26, Nov. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 Dec. 6-7 either-sex

2 per day, 5 deer total, not to include more than 3 bucks. No limit on hogs

  • All individuals must sign in and out at gate.
  • No buckshot or dogs allowed.
  • Scouting days (no firearms or archery equipment) on Saturdays only during Sept. and Mar. Gate opens at 6:00 am and closes at 8:00 pm.
  • On deer hunt days, gate opens as follows: Oct., 4:30 am-8:30 pm; Nov.-Dec., 4:30 am-7:30 pm. For party dog hunts for hogs in Jan. & Feb., gate will be open from 5:30 am-7:00 pm.
  • Hog hunters are required to wear a hat, coat or vest of international orange.
  • Hogs may not be taken from Crackerneck WMA alive and hogs must be shown at check station gate.
  • No still hog hunting during party hunts with dogs or anytime except during deer hunts.
  • No more than 4 bay or catch dogs per party.

Hog Party Hunts (With Dogs)

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Handguns only.

No limit.

Small Game

Fridays, Saturdays & Thanksgiving day ONLY during regular Game Zone 3 seasons, except no hunting before Oct. 18 or after Feb. 28. Game Zone 3 limits

  • All individuals must sign in and out at gate.
  • Bobcats, foxes, otters and fox squirrels may not be hunted.
  • During hunts, gate hours will be as follows: Oct., 4:30 am-8:30 pm; Nov. – Dec., 4:30 am­-7:30 pm; Jan. – Feb. 5:30 am-7:00 pm.

Raccoon & Opossum

Oct. 19-Dec. 28 Saturday nights only;

Jan. 3-Feb. 28 Friday & Sat. nights only

Raccoons – 3 per party per night. Opossum no limit.

  • All individuals must sign in and out at gate.
  • Hunt hours are as follows: Saturdays -1 hour after official sunset to midnight. Hunters must exit gate by 1:00 am. Fridays -1 hour after official sunset to 1 hour before official sunrise. Hunters must exit gate by official sunrise.

Ditch Pond Heritage Preserve WMA Aiken/Barnwell County

Deer Archery Only

Oct. 1-Jan. 1 buck only

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 21, 28, Jan.1

either-sex

1 deer per day, 3 deer total not to include more than 2 bucks.

Small Game

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

  • Fox squirrels may not be hunted or taken.
  • All reptiles and amphibians are protected.
  • No raccoon hunting allowed.

Regular Game Zone 3/6 limits

Henderson Heritage Preserve WMA Aiken County

Deer Archery Only

Oct. 1-Jan. 1 buck only

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 1

either-sex

1 deer per day, 3 deer total not to include more than 2 bucks.

Game Zone 4 WMAs Only

SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Office

295 S. Evander Dr., Florence, SC, 843-661-4766

Law Enforcement Office

295 S. Evander Dr., Florence, SC, 843-661-4766

Area/

Methods

Seasons

Limits

Deer – Other WMAs

  • Sunday hunting for deer is prohibited on all WMAs.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags are valid on other “unnamed” WMAs starting Sept.15. Tags do not alter the daily or season bag limits.
  • Archery allowed during all hunt periods (archery, muzzleloader or gun hunts).
  • During gun hunts on WMA lands, there shall be no hunting or shooting deer from, on, or across any road open to vehicle traffic.

Youth Deer Hunt Day

Jan. 4 (see Special CSDNR Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer/either-sex, no tags required

Deer Archery only WMAs

Sept. 2-14 buck only

total of 3 deer for all archery hunts, 2 per day

Deer Archery & Gun Hunts WMAs

Sept. 16-Jan. 1 buck only

Either-sex Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 1

2 per day, 10 deer total with no more than 5 bucks

Small Game – other WMAs

Small Game seasons on WMAs listed below.

No small game hunting on WMAs is allowed before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1. Additional small game season restrictions may apply to specific WMAs.

Mourning Dove

Sept. 2-7 (afternoons only)

Sept. 8-Oct. 5, Nov. 23-30, Dec. 19-Jan. 15

15 per day

Quail

Sept.2-30, training season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 25, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

12 per day

Squirrel

Sept. 2-30 running season-dogs, no guns

Oct. 1, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014 guns and dogs

10 per day

Rabbit

Sept. 2-30 running season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 28, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

5 per day

Raccoon & Opossum (Dogs at night only)

Sept. 2-14 running season-dogs, no guns

Sept. 16-Mar. 1 guns & dogs .

3 per party per night

Opossum no limit

Fox (Dogs at night only)

Sept. 2-Nov. 27 running season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 28-Mar. 1 guns & dogs

Bobcat, Mink, Muskrat, Skunk, Otter & Weasel

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

No limit

Beaver

Sept. 2-Mar. 1

No limit

Crow

Nov. 1 – Mar. 1

No limit

Named WMAs

Marsh WMA Marion County

  • Hunters may not take more than 3 deer total from Marsh WMA.
  • All visitors must sign in and out at the kiosk.
  • No ATV’s.
  • No buckshot.
  • Wild hogs may only be taken during deer hunts & special hog hunts.
  • A portion of Marsh WMA is designated a youth special hunt area and is closed for hunting except for special draw hunts.

Deer Archery

Oct. 7-12 either-sex

1 deer per day, Hogs no limit

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Oct. 14-26 either-sex

1 deer per day, Hogs no limit

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 28- Nov. 16 buck only

1 deer per day, Hogs no limit

Special Hog Still Gun Hunt

Mar. 1-15 (Mon.-Sat.) Hogs Only

May 2-June 28, 2014, Aug. 7-30, 2014(Thurs. – Sat. only)

Archery, crossbows, centerfire rifles, muzzle-loading rifles, centerfire handguns and shotguns with slugs only.

No Limit

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Jan.6-25 (Mon.-Sat.), July 10-26, 2014 (Thurs.-Sat. only)

Handguns only

Limit of 4 bay or catch dogs

No live hogs removed

No Limit

Small Game

Rabbit, Squirrel, Opossum, & Quail

Nov. 28-Mar. 1 (Wed.-Sat. only)

No open season on fox squirrels.

Game Zone 4 limits

Woodcock

Wed.-Sat. Federal season

Raccoons

Sept. 16-Mar. 1 (nights only)

3 per party per night

Sand Hills State Forest WMA Chesterfield County

No hunting within the boundary of the H. Cooper Black, Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area during scheduled field trials. Inquire at H. Cooper Black Jr. Headquarters about scheduled events or call 843-378-1555.

Deer Archery

Sept. 16-Jan. 1 either-sex

2 per day, 3 deer total

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 1-Jan. 1 buck only

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 1, either-sex

  • Muzzleloaders may be used during all gun hunts.
  • No buckshot allowed.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags may be used on days not designated as either-sex after Sept.15.
  • No man drives allowed.

2 per day, 10 deer total with no more than 5 bucks

Small Game

  • No hunting within the boundary of the H. Cooper Black, Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area during scheduled field trials. Inquire at Forest Headquarters about scheduled events or call 843-378-1555. No quail hunting allowed on H. Cooper Black, Jr. Memorial Field Trial Area.
  • Regular Zone 4 & 5 seasons & limits except no hunting before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1 and no daytime fox hunting allowed from Sept.15-Jan. 1.

Special
Coyote Still Hunt
(No Dogs)

Mar. 1-15 coyotes only

Electronic Calls Allowed

Archery, crossbows, centerfire rifles, rimfire rifles, muzzleloading rifles, centerfire handguns and shotguns.

No limit

McBee WMA Chesterfield County

Deer Archery

Sept. 16-Nov. 30 either-sex

2 per day, 3 deer total

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 1-Nov. 30 buck only

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 either-sex

No dogs during gun hunts. No buckshot.

2 per day, 10 deer total with no more than 5 bucks

Small Game: Quail

Hunts by drawing only. See WMA Regulations.

Small Game other than Quail or Dove

Regular Zone 4 seasons & limits except no hunting before Jan. 13 or after Mar. 1.

No fox squirrel hunting.

Pee Dee Station Site WMA Florence County

  • Hunters may not take more than 3 deer total from Pee Dee Station Site WMA.
  • Scouting days are Oct. 5-6, 19-20, Nov. 2-3
  • Must sign in and out at kiosk.
  • No buckshot or dogs allowed.

Deer Archery

Oct. 7-12 either-sex

1 deer per day

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Oct. 21-26, Nov. 4-9 either-sex

1 deer per day

Special Hog Still Hunts

Mar. 1-15

Archery, crossbows and muzzleloaders only

Hogs only, No Limit

Raccoon

Sept. 16-Mar. 1 (Nights only)

3 per party per night

Small Game

Nov. 30-Feb. 26 (Wed. and Sat. only)

Game Zone 4 limits

Woodbury WMA Marion County

  • Quality Deer Management Area–antlered deer must have at least 4 points on 1 side or a minimum 12-inch antler spread. A point must be at least 1 inch long measured from the nearest edge of main beam to the top of the point.
  • No more than 3 bucks total may be taken during all seasons combined regardless of method.
  • All visitors must sign in and out at the kiosk.
  • Hog hunting allowed only during deer hunts and special hog hunts.
  • No buckshot.
  • No ATV’s allowed.

Deer Archery

Sept 16-Oct. 5 either-sex

1 deer per day, Hogs no limit

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Oct. 7-19 either-sex

1 deer per day, Hogs no limit

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 21-Jan. 1 buck only

Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 1 either-sex

1 deer per day, Hogs no limit

Special Hog Still Gun Hunts

Mar. 1-15 (Mon. – Sat.) Hogs only

May 2-June. 28, 2014, Aug. 7-30, 2014 (Thurs.-Sat only)

Archery, crossbows, centerfire rifles, muzzle-loading rifles, centerfire handguns and shotguns with slugs only.

No limit

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Jan. 6-25 (M-Sat.), July 10-26, 2014 Hogs only (Thurs.-Sat only)

  • Limit of 4 bay or catch dogs
  • Handguns only
  • No live hogs removed from Woodbury WMA

No limit

Small Game

Gray Squirrels & Quail

Dec. 16-Mar. 1

No open season on fox squirrels

Game Zone bag limits

Rabbits

Jan. 1-Mar. 1

Game Zone bag limits

Raccoons

Sept. 16-Mar. 1 (night only)

3 per party, per night

Fox

Nov. 29-Mar. 1 (Nights only)

Game Zone bag limits

Game Zone 5 WMAs Only

SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Office

295 S. Evander Dr., Florence, SC, 843-661-4766;

420 Dirleton Rd, Georgetown, SC, 843-546-8665

Law Enforcement Office

295 S. Evander Dr., Florence, SC, 843-661-4766

1000 Assembly St, Columbia, SC, 803-734-4303

Area/

Methods

Seasons

Limits

Deer – Other WMAs

  • Sunday hunting for deer is prohibited on all WMAs.
  • During gun hunts on WMA lands, there shall be no hunting or shooting deer from, on, or across any road open to vehicle traffic.
  • Limits listed are a combined total per person for both private & WMA lands.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags are valid on other “unnamed” WMAs starting Sept.15. Tags do not alter daily or season bag limits.

Youth Deer Hunt Day

Jan. 4 (see Special CSDNR Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer/either-sex, no tags required

Deer Archery: Other WMAs

Sept. 2-Jan. 1 buck only

Except on either-sex days

Deer Gun Hunts: Other WMAs

Sept. 16-Jan. 1 buck only

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 1

either-sex

5 deer total, 2 antlerless deer per day on either-sex days

Small Game-other WMAs

  • Small Game seasons on WMAs are listed below.
  • No small game hunting on WMAs is allowed before Sept. 1 or after Mar.1.
  • Additional small game season restrictions may apply to specific WMAs.

Mourning Dove

Sept. 2-7 (afternoons only)

Sept. 8-Oct. 5, Nov. 23-30, Dec. 19-Jan. 15

15 per day

Quail

Sept. 2-30 training season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 25, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

12 per day

Squirrel

Sept. 2-30 running season-dogs, no guns

Oct. 1, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

10 per day

Rabbit

Sept. 2-30 running season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 28, 2013-Mar. 1, 2014 guns & dogs

5 per day

Raccoon & Opossum: Dogs at night only

Sept. 2-14 running season-dogs (no guns)

Limit 3

Sept. 16-Mar. 1 guns & dogs

3 per party per night

Opossum no limit.

Fox (Dogs at night only)

Sept. 2-Nov. 27 running season-dogs, no guns

Nov. 28-Mar. 1 guns & dogs

No limit

Bobcat, Mink, Muskrat, Skunk, Otter & Weasel

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

No limit

Beaver

Sept. 2-Mar. 1

No limit

Crow

Nov. 1-Mar. 1

No limit

Named WMAs

Great Pee Dee Heritage Preserve WMA Darlington County

  • Hunters may not take more than 3 deer total from Great Pee Dee HP WMA.
  • For big game hunting, access is restricted from two hours before sunrise to two hours after official sunset. All visitors must sign in and out at the kiosk. Gates may be locked in wet weather.
  • No buckshot.
  • Dogs may not be used to hunt hogs.
  • Hogs may be taken only during deer hunts or special hog hunts.
  • Firearms must be unloaded and cased and not readily accessible when not in legal use.

Deer Archery

Oct. 7-19 either-sex

1 deer per day, hogs no limit

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Oct. 28-Nov.2 either-sex

1 deer per day (Hogs no limit.)

Deer Gun Hunts

Nov. 4-9 buck only

1 buck per day (Hogs no limit.)

Special Still Gun Hog Hunt

Feb. 3-22 Hogs only

Archery, crossbows, centerfire rifles, muzzle-loading rifles, centerfire handguns and shot­guns with slugs only.

No limit

Small Game

Gray Squirrels & Woodcock* only

Nov. 11-Jan. 25

No fox squirrel hunting.

*Woodcock hunting allowed during federal seasons only.

Game Zone 5 limits

Raccoons

Sept.16-Mar. 1 (Nights only)

3 per party per night

Longleaf Pine Heritage Preserve WMA Lee County

  • Individual antlerless deer tags valid on days not designated as either-sex after Sept. 15.
  • No buckshot or dogs allowed.

Archery

Sept. 2-14. buck only

2 deer per day

Archery & Gun Hunts

Sept. 16-Nov. 27 either-sex

2 deer per day

Small Game

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 5 limits

Manchester State Forest (MSF) WMA Sumter County

  • Hunters may not take more than 5 deer total from Manchester State Forest WMA.
  • Dog hunt clubs by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts in WMA Regulations.
  • No buckshot allowed during gun hunts.
  • No man-drives during either-sex hunts.
  • Firearms must be unloaded and cased and not readily accessible when not in legal use.
  • No deer hunting or shooting from, on, or across any road open to vehicle traffic.
  • Hunting is prohibited within 300 yards of a residence.
  • Hogs may be taken only during deer hunts.
  • All hunters are reminded that the Palmetto Trail may be in use by nonhunters.
  • Self Deer Check at Battens, Tuomey Kiosk and Manchester SF Headquarters.
  • Some gates may be locked due to wet roads.

Deer Archery

Sept. 16-21 either-sex

1 deer per day

Archery & Muzzleloader

Sept. 23-28 buck only

1 buck per day

Sept. 27 only either-sex

1 antlered buck & 1 antlerless deer per day

Deer Gun Hunts

Sept. 30-Oct. 5, Oct. 7-12, 15-18, 22-25, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 5-8, 12-16, 19-22, 25-30, Dec. 3-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-28, 30-31 buck only

Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17-18, 25, Nov. 7-8, 15-16, 28-30, Dec.28, either-sex

1 buck per day; 1 antlered buck & 1 antlerless deer per day on either sex days.

Hog Still Gun Hunt (No Dogs)

Mar. 1-15, 2014

Archery, crossbows, centerfire rifle, muzzle loading rifles, centerfire handguns and shotguns with slugs only.

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 17-29, 2014

  • Handguns only, no more than 4 bay or catch dogs per party.
  • No live hogs removed from WMA.

Small Game

  • All hunters except dove, duck and turkey hunters are required to wear international orange coat, vest, or hat.
  • Gates may be locked due to wet road conditions.

Dove

Sat. afternoons only during 1st season in designated fields only. See Public Dove Field Regulations available in August.

Quail: Manchester State Forest WMA (except Bland & Tuomey Tracts)

Quail: Bland & Tuomey Tracts

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

12 per day

Dec. 2, 14, Jan. 2, 18, 25, Feb. 6

Quail hunters must pick up and return data cards at access points.

12 per day

Squirrel

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

No squirrel hunting on Bland & Tuomey Tracts during scheduled quail hunts.

10 per day

Rabbit

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

No rabbit hunting on Bland & Tuomey Tracts during scheduled quail hunts.

5 per day

Manchester State Forest (MSF) WMA Sumter County Cont.

Raccoon: Night only

Nov. 28-Mar. 8

3 per party per night

Fox: Night only

Nov. 28-Mar. 8

No limit during gun season

Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve WMA Lee County

Small game only – no deer hunting

Small Game

  • Private land seasons and limits apply to this area except, no hunting before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1.
  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Hickory Top WMA Clarendon County

  • Hunters may not take more than 8 deer total from Hickory Top WMA. Hogs no limit.
  • Feral hogs and coyotes may be taken during all hunts.
  • Data cards required for hunter access. Completed data cards must be returned daily upon leaving the WMA.
  • Hickory Top Greentree Res. is closed to public access from Nov. 1-Mar. 1 except for scheduled waterfowl hunts. WMA permit required.

Deer Archery

Sept. 2-14 buck only

2 bucks per day

Sept. 16-Jan. 1 either-sex

2 deer per day

Deer Muzzleloader (No Dogs)

Nov. 4-Jan. 1 either-sex

2 deer per day

Hog Still Gun Hunt (No Dogs)

Mar. 3-15, 2014

Archery, crossbows, centerfire rifles, muzzleloading rifles, centerfire handguns and shotguns with slugs only.

No limit

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 17-29

  • Handguns only, no more than 4 bay or catch dogs
  • No live hogs removed from WMA

No limit

Small Game

  • Public waterfowl hunting without a Wildlife Management Area (WMA) permit will be allowed on all land and water below 76.8’ following current regulations governing waterfowl hunting on Lake Marion. Waterfowl hunting at or above 76.8’ elevation requires a WMA permit. Waterfowl hunters crossing WMA lands to hunt areas below 76.8’ lake elevation must have their guns unloaded and cased.
  • Private land seasons and limits apply except no hunting before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1; quail 8 per day.
  • No open season on fox squirrels.
  • Hogs and coyotes may be taken during small game hunts with small game firearms only.

Oak Lea WMA Clarendon County

  • Hunters may not take more than 10 deer total from Oak Lea WMA.
  • Data cards required for hunter access. Completed data cards must be returned daily upon leaving Oak Lea WMA.
  • Hogs may be taken during any open season. No limit.

Deer Archery

Sept. 16-21 either-sex

2 deer per day

Archery & Muzzleloader

Sept. 23-28 either-sex

2 deer per day

Deer *Still Gun Hunts

Party hunts

3 deer per day,1 buck/day

Hunters selected by drawing

*Still Gun Hunters are selected by public drawing. Parties of 8-10 (8 min./10 max.). Parties may hunt for 4 days (Wed.-Sat.). Hunt periods will be approximately weekly (Oct.1-Jan.1). SC Forestry Commission will handle drawing 803-494-8196.

20 per hunt

Small Game

Small game (except quail) Jan. 2 – Mar. 1 except no small game hunting during scheduled quail hunts.

Quail Hunts

Dec. 2, 14, Jan. 2, 18, 25, Feb. 6

Quail hunters must pick up and return data cards at kiosk.

12 per day

Dove

Dove hunts on designated days only. Seasons and limits published in the Public Dove Field List available in Aug..

Santee Dam WMA Clarendon County

  • Hunter access by watercraft only from Borrow Pitt Landing (Clarendon Co.) or Wilson’s Landing (Berkeley Co.) except during scheduled dove hunts (see Migratory Bird Regulations)
  • Hunters may not take more than 8 deer total from Santee Dam WMA.

Deer Archery (No Dogs)

Sept. 2-14 buck only

2 bucks per day

Sept. 16-Jan. 1 either-sex

2 deer per day

Deer Muzzleloader

Sept. 16-Jan. 1 either-sex

2 deer per day (Hogs no limit.)

Still Hog Hunts (No Dogs) Archery & Muzzleloader

Jan. 2. – Mar. 1

No limit

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 3-15 (Daylight hours only)

  • Handguns only, no more than 4 bay or catch dogs
  • No live hogs removed from WMA

No limit

Dove

Dove hunts on designated days only. Season and limits published in the Public Dove Fields List available in Aug..

Small Game

Jan. 2-Mar. 1 – Private land limits apply. No fox squirrels.

Wee Tee WMA Williamsburg & Georgetown counties

  • Hunters may not take more than 8 deer total from Wee Tee WMA.
  • No hunting from vehicles or from or on roads open to vehicle traffic.

Deer Archery

Sept. 16-Oct. 5 either-sex (Hogs no limit)

2 deer per day

Deer Muzzleloader & Archery

Oct. 7-19 either-sex

2 deer per day, Hogs no limit

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 21-Jan. 1 buck only

Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 21, 28, Jan.1 either-sex

1 deer per day, hogs no limit

Special Hog Still Gun Hunt

Mar. 1-15 (Mon.-Sat.)

May 2-June 28, 2014 (Thurs.-Sat. only) Aug. 7-30, 2014 (Thur.-Sat only)

No Limit

Wee Tee WMA Williamsburg & Georgetown counties Cont.

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Jan. 6-25 (Mon.-Sat.), July 10-26, 2014 (Thu.-Sat. only )

  • Handguns only.
  • No more than 4 bay or catch dogs per party.
  • No live hogs removed from WMA

No Limit

Small Game

Jan. 2-Feb. 22

  • Gray squirrels only.
  • No open season for fox hunting.
  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone limits

Raccoon

Sept. 16-Mar. 1 Nights Only

3 per party per night

Santee Delta WMA Georgetown County

Deer Archery (No dogs)

Oct. 5-26 either-sex

2 deer per day, hogs no limit

Special Hog Hunts Archery

Mar. 1-29, 2014

  • No live hogs to be removed from WMA.

No limit

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 31-April 5, 2014

Handguns only, no more than 4 bay or catch dogs per party

No limit

Samworth WMA Georgetown County

Archery (Impoundments only)

Oct. 5-26 either-sex

Hogs no limit. No dogs.

2 deer per day

Special Hog Hunts Archery

Mar. 1-29, 2014

Impoundments only.

  • No live hogs to be removed from WMA

No limit

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 31-Apr.5, 2014

  • Handguns only, no more than 4 bay or catch dogs per party.
  • No live hogs removed from WMA.

No limit

Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve (HP) River Complex Horry & Marion counties – Includes Little Pee Dee River HP, Tilghman HP, Dargan HP and Ward HP, also Upper Gunters Island and Huggins tracts in Horry County which are part of Dargan HP.

  • Hunters may not take more than 3 deer total from Little Pee Dee River Complex.
  • No buckshot or dogs allowed.
  • Wild hogs may be taken during any scheduled hunt.

Deer Archery

Sept. 2-14 buck only

1 buck per day

Sept. 16-Oct. 15 either-sex

1 deer per day

Dec. 16-Jan. 1 either sex

1 deer per day

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Oct. 16-23, Nov. 6-9 either-sex

1 deer per day

Deer Gun Hunts

Nov. 11-23 buck only

1 buck per day

Special Hog Still Hunt

Mar. 1-20, 2014

hogs only, no dogs, no buckshot

Archery, crossbows, centerfire rifles, muzzleloading rifles, centerfire handguns and shotguns with slugs only.

No limit

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Mar. 21-28, 2014

  • Handguns only, no more than 4 bay or catch dogs per party.
  • No live hogs removed from WMA.

No limit

Small Game

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

  • No Fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 5 limits

Raccoon

Sept. 16 – Mar. 1

3 per party, per night

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve WMA Horry County

  • Hunters may not take more than 5 deer total from Lewis Ocean Bay HP WMA.
  • Deer hunters must sign in and out daily and record harvest at the kiosk.
  • No hunting or shooting from, or on, any roads open to vehicular traffic.
  • Horseback riding is prohibited during all hunts.
  • No buckshot or dogs allowed.

Deer Archery

Sept. 2-14 buck only
Sept. 16-Oct.15 either-sex

1 deer per day

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Oct. 16-23, Nov. 6-9 either-sex

1 deer per day

Deer Gun Hunts

Nov. 29-30, Dec. 16-31 buck only

1 buck per day

Small Game

Jan. 1-Mar. 1

Game Zone 5 limits * No fox squirrel hunting

Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve WMA Horry County

  • Hunters may not take more than 2 deer total from Waccamaw River HP WMA.
  • Hogs may be harvested during any scheduled hunt.
  • No buckshot or dogs allowed. No limit on hogs.

Deer Archery

Sept. 2-14 buck only

1 deer per day

Sept.16-Oct. 15 either-sex

1 deer per day

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Oct. 16-23, Nov. 6-9 either-sex

1 deer per day

Deer Gun Hunts

Nov. 11-23 buck only

1 buck per day

Small Game

Gray Squirrels & Woodcock* only: No Fox Squirrel Hunting

Nov. 28-Mar. 1

* Woodcock hunting allowed during federal seasons only.

Game Zone 5 limits

Raccoons

Dec. 4-Feb. 26 (Wed. nights only)

3 per party per night

Special Hog Still Hunt

Mar. 1-20

hogs only, no dogs, no buckshot

Archery, crossbows, centerfire rifles, muzzleloading rifles, centerfire handguns and shotguns with slugs only.

No limit

Hog Hunt with Dogs

Mar. 21-28, 2014

sidearms only, no more than 4 bay or catch dogs.

No limit

Cartwheel Bay Heritage Preserve WMA Horry County

  • Hunters may not take more than 3 deer total from Cartwheel Bay HP WMA.
  • Hogs no limit.
  • Hogs may be harvested during any scheduled hunt.

Deer Archery

Sept. 2-14 buck only

1 deer per day

Sept. 16-Oct. 15 either-sex

1 deer per day

Small Game

Squirrel, Rabbit & Quail Nov. 28-Mar. 1

Nov. 6-Mar. 1

* No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 5 limits

Game Zone 6 WMAs Only

  • Allendale, Barnwell, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper & Orangeburg counties
  • This section applies to WMAs only. For private land laws, regulations and seasons, see General Laws and RegulationsSmall Game Regulations.

SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Office

305 Black Oak Rd, Bonneau, SC, 843-825-3387

585 Donnelley Dr., Highway 17, Green Pond, SC, 843-844-8957

Webb Center, 1282 Webb Ave., Garnett SC, 803-625-3569

P. O. Box 23, New Ellenton, SC, 803-725-3663

Francis Marion Hunt Unit, 843-825­-3387

Dungannon HP WMA, 843-844-8957

Law Enforcement Office

1000 Assembly St., Columbia, SC, 803-734-4303

217 Ft. Johnson Rd., Charleston SC, 843-953-9307

Area/

Methods

Seasons

Limits

Named WMAs

Sunday hunting for deer is prohibited on all WMAs.

Youth Still Deer Hunt Day

Jan. 4 (see Special CSDNR Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer/either-sex, no tags required

Francis Marion Hunt Unit, Berkeley & Charleston counties

Tibwin special use area (in Wambaw) is closed to hunting except for special hunts.

  • During still gun hunts for deer, there shall be no hunting or shooting from, on, or across any road open to vehicle traffic.
  • No buckshot is allowed on still gun hunts.
  • Shotguns and buckshot only during dog drive hunts.
  • On either-sex deer hunts with dogs, all deer must be checked in by 1 hour after legal sunset.
  • On all still gun and muzzleloader either-sex hunts for all Units, all does must be tagged with an individual antlerless deer tag except when harvested on county-wide either-sex days. Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 21, 28 Jan.1
  • No more than 4 deer total may be taken during gun and muzzleloader hunts.
  • No still gun or archery hunting during deer dog drive hunts.
  • On youth deer hunts, only youths 17 and younger may carry a gun and must be accompanied by an adult 21 years old or older.
  • Hogs may be harvested during any scheduled hunt.

Hellhole WMA Francis Marion National Forest

Deer Archery

Sept. 2-14 buck only
Sept. 16 – Oct. 31 either-sex

2 deer per day, Hogs no limit.

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Nov. 1-Jan. 1 either-sex

No still hunting during scheduled dog drive hunts.

2 deer per day, Hogs no limit.

Deer Dog Drive Hunt

Dec. 7 buck only

Nov. 2 buck only

  • No still hunting and no rifles.

2 deer total

Youth Only Dog Hunt

Nov. 16 either-sex

Northampton WMA Francis Marion National Forest

Deer Dog Drive Hunt

Sept. 28, Oct. 9-10, Nov. 22, Dec. 28 buck only

Dec. 14 either-sex.

All deer must be checked at P&C Grocery, Awendaw Check Station, Honey Hill Lookout Tower, Kangaroo in Jamestown, or M&B Alvin Com. Mart on Dec.14 only.

2 bucks per day; 2 deer per day on either-sex days, Hogs no limit.

Youth Only Dog Hunt

Jan. 4 either-sex

Archery Hunts

Sept. 2-14 buck only

Sept. 16-30 either-sex

2 deer per day, hogs no limit

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 1- Jan. 1 either-sex

(No still hunting during scheduled dog drive hunts.)

2 deer per day, hogs no limit

Santee WMA Francis Marion National Forest

Deer Dog Drive Hunt

Dec. 14 either-sex

Sept. 13-14, Oct. 23-24, Dec. 6 buck only

All deer must be checked at Alvin One Stop, P&C Grocery, Awendaw Check Station, Honey Hill Lookout Tower, or Kangaroo in Jamestown on Dec. 14.

2 deer per day/2 deer per day on either-sex days, hogs no limit

Youth Only Dog Hunt

Oct. 5 either-sex

Archery Hunts

Sept. 2-14 buck only

Sept. 16-30 either-sex

2 deer per day, hogs no limit

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 1- Jan. 1 either-sex

(No still hunting during scheduled dog drive hunts.)

2 deer per day, hogs no limit

Wambaw WMA Francis Marion National Forest

Seewee Special Use Area (No Dogs)

Archery Only

Sept. 2-14 buck only

Sept. 16-Jan. 1 either-sex

2 bucks per day, 2 deer per day on either sex days

Deer Dog Drive Hunt

Sept. 27, Oct. 12, Nov. 13-14, Dec. 26-27 buck only

Dec. 14 either-sex

  • Still gun hunts only east of Highway 17. Rifles allowed.
  • All deer must be checked at Awendaw check station, P&C Grocery, Kangaroo in Jamestown, Alvin One Stop or Honey Hill Lookout Tower only on Dec. 14

2 bucks per day; hogs no limit, 2 deer per day on either-sex days

Youth Only Dog Hunt

Oct. 26 either-sex

Archery Hunts

Sept. 2-14 buck only

Sept. 16-30 either-sex

2 deer per day, hogs no limit

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 1- Jan. 1 either-sex

(No still hunting during scheduled dog drive hunts.) Rifles only east of HWY 17

2 deer per day, hogs no limit

Waterhorn WMA Francis Marion National Forest

Deer Archery Only

Sept. 2-14 buck only

Sept. 16-30 either-sex

2 deer per day

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Oct. 21-Nov. 2 either-sex

2 deer per day, Hogs no limit.

Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 4-5, Oct. 11-12, Nov. 8-9, 29-30 buck only

Dec.2-7, Dec. 26-Jan.1 either-sex

2 deer per day; Hogs no limit, 2 deer per day on either-sex days

Hog Hunts with dogs: Francis Marion National Forest

Waterhorn

Feb. 7-8, 21-22, 2014

No limit

Wambaw

Feb. 7-8, 21-22, 2014

No limit

Northhampton

Feb. 7-8, 21-22, 2014

No limit

Santee

Feb. 14-15, 28, 2014

No limit

Hellhole

Feb. 14-15, 28, 2014

No limit

  • No more than 4 bay or catch dogs per party. No still or stalk hunting permitted. 1 shotgun per party (buckshot only). Sidearms permitted. Hog hunters must have a hunting license, WMA permit, and are required to wear international orange color while hunting. Hogs may not be transported alive.
  • Hunts are from legal sunrise to legal sunset.

Still hog hunts no dogs: Francis Marion National Forest

All hunt units

Mar. 3-20 Hogs only

Archery, crossbows, centerfire rifles, muzzle-loading rifles, centerfire handguns and shot­guns with slugs only(No Buckshot).

No limit

Small Game: Francis Marion Hunt Unit

  • Game Zone 6 private land seasons except quail limit 8 per day and no hunting before Sept.1 or after Mar. 1.
  • Dogs are allowed during small game gun season only.
  • Closed during scheduled deer hunt­ing periods on Waterhorn and when dogs are used for deer on Wambaw, Northampton, Hellhole and Santee WMAs.
  • No fox or coyote hunting with dogs on the Francis Marion NF.

Bear Island WMA Colleton County

  • All hunters must sign in and out at the Bear Island check station
  • Hunting in designated areas only.
  • Hogs may be harvested during any scheduled hunt.
  • Campground closes Nov. 2

Archery

Oct. 4-12 either-sex

3 deer total, hogs no limit

Gun Hunts (Rifles only)

Still gun hunts by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts in WMA Regulations.

Hog Hunt with dogs

Mar. 6-8, 2014 Handguns only

  • Hog hunters required to wear a hat, coat or vest of international orange while hunting. Hogs may not be taken from Bear Island alive and all hogs harvested must be checked at the check station.
  • No more than 4 dogs per party.
  • Gate opens at 5 am.

No limit

Small Game

  • Hunters must sign in and out at the Bear Island check station.
  • Hunting in designated areas only.

Quail

Feb. 4 – 25 (Tues. only)

12 per day

Raccoon & Opossum

Feb. 5 – Mar. 14

(Wed. & Fri. nights only)

Game Zone 6 limits

Other Small Game

Feb. 5 – Mar. 1

(Wed. & Sat. only)

Game Zone 6 limits

Waterfowl

Waterfowl hunts by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts in WMA Regulations.

Donnelley WMA Colleton County

  • Hunters must sign in and out at the check station.
  • Hunting in designated areas only.
  • Gates will open at 4:00 AM for deer hunts.
  • Open for archery scouting Sept. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 30.
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 pts. on one side or a 12” minimum antler spread.
  • Hogs can be taken during any scheduled hunt.
  • Hog hunters are required to wear a hat, coat or vest of international orange.
  • Hogs may not be taken alive, and all hogs harvested must be checked at the check station.
  • No more than 4 bay or catch dogs per party.

Deer Archery

Oct. 1-5 Nov. 1-2,4-5 Dec. 2-5 either-sex

4 deer per season. No more than 2 bucks.

Deer Gun Hunts

Still gun hunts by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts in WMA Regulations.

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 6-8, 2014 with dogs

Gate open at 5:00 am

No limit

Small Game

  • Hunters must sign in and out at the check station.
  • Hunting in designated areas only.
  • Gates will open at 6:00 am.

Dove

Organized hunts only. Season and limits published in the Public Dove Fields List available in Aug.

Raccoon & Opossum

Dec. 6 – Mar. 14

(Tue. & Fri. nights only) .

Game Zone 6 limits

Opossum no limit

Other Small Game

Dec. 7 – Mar. 1 (Wed. & Sat. only)

Fox squirrels may not be hunted or taken at Donnelley WMA.

Game Zone 6 limits

Waterfowl

Waterfowl hunts by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts in WMA Regulations.

Hatchery WMA Berkeley County

Deer Archery

Sept. 2-14 buck only

8 deer total

Sept. 16-Nov. 9 either-sex

Hatchery is closed to fishing each Saturday morning during waterfowl season and all day the last Saturday of waterfowl season.

2 deer per day

Bonneau Ferry WMA Berkeley County

  • Adult/Youth side open only to youth 17 and younger who must be accompanied by only one adult 21 years of age or older. Youth hunters must carry a firearm and hunt. Adults with youth hunters may also carry a firearm and hunt. Includes all big game and small game hunts. Hunted areas are closed to general public access during scheduled deer, turkey and waterfowl hunts.
  • All hunters must sign in and sign out upon entering and leaving any hunt on Bonneau Ferry WMA.
  • All deer must be checked at the main entrance.
  • Hunting access by boat is prohibited.
  • Hogs no limit, may be harvested during any scheduled hunt.
  • No fox or bobcat hunting with dogs.
  • Hunters may not enter WMA before 5:00 am.
  • Limit 2 deer/day: total 8 deer for all hunts. No more than 2 antlered deer.

Bonneau Ferry WMA Berkeley County Cont.

Deer Archery (Area A)

Sept. 2-14 buck only

Sept. 16-20, Nov. 11-30 either-sex

Deer Still Gun Hunts (Area A)

No open season except for hunters selected by computer drawing (Sept. 26-28-Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31-Nov. 2, 7-9).

Deer Still Gun Hunts: Adult/Youth Only (Area B)

Sept. 18-Nov. 23, Dec. 4-18 (Wed., Fri., Sat. only) and Nov. 25-30, Dec. 20-Jan.1 either-sex

Small Game

  • Shotguns must be plugged to hold no more than 3 shots.
  • No fox squirrel or fox hunting.

Quail (Area A)

Feb. 1, 15, Mar. 1

Limit 8 quail per day

Quail (Area B)

Feb. 1, 15, Mar. 1 Adult/youth only

Limit 8 quail per day

Other Small Game

Area B (Adult/ Youth) and Area A

Jan. 2-Mar. 1

Game Zone 6 limits

Raccoons & Opossum

Area B (Adult/ Youth) and Area A

Jan. 4-Mar. 1

(Tue. & Sat. nights only)

Game Zone 6 limits

Santee Coastal WMA Charleston County

  • Hogs may be harvested during any scheduled hunt.

Deer Archery

Oct. 12-Nov. 30 either-sex

  • Hunting is allowed on the mainland only at Santee Coastal WMA.
  • Hunters must sign in and out and complete a data card on harvested deer. • No possession of handguns or sidearms during archery only hunts.

2 deer per day. Hogs no limit.

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Dec. 5-7 either-sex

1 deer/day. Hogs no limit.

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Feb. 13, 27, Mar. 21 & 28. No limit, hand guns only, no more than 4 bay or catch dogs per party. Hogs may not be taken from Santee Coastal Reserve alive. Hog hunters must wear international orange.

Small Game

Dec. 11-Mar. 1 (Wed. & Sat. only)

Fox squirrels may not be hunted.

Game Zone 6 limits except quail limit 8/day

Raccoons & Opossums

Dec. 10-Mar. 1

(Tue. & Fri. nights only)

Regular Game Zone 6 limits

Dungannon Heritage Preserve WMA Charleston County

Deer Archery (No Dogs)

Oct. 15-Nov. 30 either-sex

2 deer per day total, Hogs No limit. 8 deer per season.

Moultrie Hunt Unit Berkeley County

  • No open season on fox squirrels
  • Quail 8 per day
  • Hogs may be hunted during any scheduled hunt. No limit
  • No hunting or shooting within 50 feet of the center of any road during gun hunts for deer except for SCDNR draw youth hunts.
  • Hunters may not take more than 8 deer total from Moultrie Hunt Unit during gun hunts.

North Dike WMA Moultrie Hunt Unit

Deer Gun Hunts (No Buckshot/No Dogs)

Aug. 16-Sept. 30 buck only

Oct. 1-26 either-sex

Individual antlerless tags are valid on days not designated as either-sex on or after Sept. 16.

2 deer per day

Small Game

  • Small Game seasons and limits on WMAs are the same as Game Zone 6 except quail 8 per day. No hunting before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1.
  • Closed to small game hunting Wed. and Fri. during Nov.-Dec. Sandy Beach Waterfowl Area open for Raccoon hunting Feb. 1-Mar. 1.

Hall WMA except Cross Station Special Use Area Moultrie Hunt Unit

Deer Archery (No Dogs)

Sept. 2-14 buck only

2 bucks per day

Sept. 16-Jan. 1 either-sex

2 deer per day

Small Game

Jan. 2-Mar. 1 shotguns only

Greenfield WMA Moultrie Hunt Unit

Deer Gun Hunts (No Buckshot)

Nov. 1-Jan. 1 buck only

Nov. 7-9, Dec. 23-Jan. 1 either-sex

2 per day

Small Game

Sept. 2 – Mar. 1.

Bluefield WMA: Adult/Youth area only Moultrie Hunt Unit

Deer Gun Hunts (No Buckshot)

Aug. 17-Sept. 14 buck only (Wed. & Sat. only)

Sept. 18-Jan. 1 either-sex (Wed. & Sat. only)

Open only to youth 17 years of age or younger accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age. Youth hunters must carry a firearm and hunt. Adults may also carry a firearm and hunt.

2 deer per day

Small Game

Sept. 2-Mar. 1

No small game hunting during scheduled deer hunts.

Porcher WMA Moultrie Hunt Unit

Deer Archery (No Dogs)

Sept. 2-14 buck only

Sept. 16-Jan. 1 either-sex

2 deer per day

Small Game

Jan. 2 – Mar. 1, Shotguns only

Cross Station Moultrie Hunt Unit

Designated youth draw deer hunts only.

Santee Cooper WMA Orangeburg County

Quality Deer Management Area – bucks must have minimum 4 points on one side, or a minimum 12 inch antler spread, or be spikes with 2 points (see Regulation 4.1). Campground is open during scheduled deer hunts. Data cards required for hunter access including by boat. Completed data cards must be returned daily upon leaving Santee Cooper WMA. Total 8 deer per season for all hunts combined. No more than 2 bucks.

  • Hunters limited to 2 deer/tree stands which must contain label with hunter’s name and address.
  • No deer stand can be placed on WMA prior to Sept. 15

Deer Archery

Oct. 7-12 either-sex

2 deer per day, no more than 1 buck per day

Deer Muzzleloader and Archery

Oct. 14-19, Nov. 4-9, Dec. 9-14 either-sex

2 deer per day, no more than 1 buck per day

Dove

Designated fields on certain days. See Public Dove Fields List available in August

Santee Cooper WMA Orangeburg County Cont.

Small Game other than Dove

Dec. 16-Mar. 1

Game Zone 6 limits, Quail 8/day

Raccoon

Dec. 20-Mar. 1 Fri. & Sat. Nights Only

Edisto River WMA Dorchester County

Hunters may not take more than 8 deer total from Edisto River WMA for the season.

  • Hogs may be harvested during any scheduled hunt.

Archery

Sept. 16-30 either-sex

1 deer/day. Hogs no limit.

Muzzleloader

Oct. 1-12 either-sex

1 deer/day. Hogs no limit.

Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 14- Dec. 31 buck only

1 deer/day. Hogs no limit.

Nov. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 either-sex

1 deer/day

Small Game

Jan. 2 – Mar. 1

Game zone 6 bag limits except quail – 8 per day.

Canal WMA Berkeley County

Dove

Designated fields on certain days. See Public Dove Fields List available in Aug..

Quail Only

Nov. 20, 23, Dec. 4, 7, 18, 21, Jan. 1, 4, 15, 18, 29 Feb. 1, 12, 15, 26, Mar. 1

8 per day

Palachucola WMA Hampton & Jasper counties

  • All deer must be checked at check station.
  • No hunting or shooting from, or on, any roads open to vehicular traffic.
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12” antler spread.
  • Hog hunters must sign in and out and are required to wear a hat, coat or vest of international orange.
  • No hog hunting during small game hunts.
  • Hogs may not be taken from Palachucola alive.
  • Hunters may camp at Palachucola camping area nights prior to and during deer, hog and turkey hunts only.
  • Hogs may be taken during all deer hunts.
  • Firearms must be unloaded and cased when not hunting.
  • Data cards/use cards are required for hunters, fishermen and all other WMA users. Completed cards must be returned daily upon leaving Palachucola WMA.

Deer Archery

Sept. 25-Oct. 12, Dec.19-21 either-sex

3 deer total

Deer Gun Hunts

Still gun hunts by drawing only. See WMA Public Hunt Drawings in WMA Regulations.

Hog Hunts with Dogs (Handguns only)

Sept. 12-14, Mar. 6-8, May 8-10

No limit

Quail

Jan. 8, 11, 22, 25 Feb. 1, 5, 15, 19

  • Shooting hours end 30 minutes prior to official sunset

8 per day

Other Small Game

Private land seasons and limits apply except, no hunting before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1 and no small game hunting on Sept. 25-Oct. 12, 17-19, 24-26, Nov. 7-9, 21-23, Dec. 5-7, 19-21

  • Fox squirrels may not be hunted at Palachucola WMA.

St. Helena Sound HP WMA Beaufort and Colleton counties

Hunting and camping by special permit which may be obtained at McKenzie Field Station, Bennetts Point, 843-844-8822. Camping Otter Island Only.

Ashe, Beet, Warren, Big & South Williman Islands

Deer Archery

Oct. 1-Jan. 1 either-sex

3 deer total, Hogs no limit.

Otter Island

Deer Archery

Nov. 1-30 either-sex

2 deer total, Hogs no limit.

Raccoon

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 nights only

Tillman Sand Ridge HP WMA Jasper County

  • All deer must be checked at check station.
  • All reptiles and amphibians are protected.

Deer Archery

Oct. 25-Nov. 9 either-sex

2 deer total

Deer Archery & Muzzleloader

Dec. 16-19 buck only

Dec. 13-14, 20-21 either-sex

2 deer total

Small Game

  • No hog hunting during small game hunts.
  • Private land seasons and limits apply except, no hunting before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1 and no small game hunting during scheduled deer hunts.
  • Fox squirrels may not be hunted at Tillman Sand Ridge HP WMA.

Turtle Island WMA Jasper County

  • Waterfowl hunting is open on Wed.& Sat. during the waterfowl season.
  • Marsh hen hunting is open during the marsh hen season.
  • Other small game hunting is closed.

Victoria Bluff HP WMA Beaufort County

All deer must be checked at check station.

Deer Archery

Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, Nov. 1-9, Dec. 6-14 either-sex

3 deer total per hunt period

Small Game

  • Shotguns only (no shot larger than No. 2)
  • Private land, small game seasons and limits apply except, no hunting before Oct. 15 or after Feb. 1 and no small game hunting during scheduled deer hunts.
  • Fox squirrels may not be hunted at Victoria Bluff WMA.

James W. Webb WMA Hampton County

  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12” antler spread.
  • Hog hunters must sign in and out and are required to wear a hat, coat or vest of international orange.
  • Hogs may not be taken from Webb WMA alive.
  • Data cards/use Cards are required for hunters, fishermen and all other WMA users. Completed cards must be returned daily upon leaving Webb WMA.

Deer Hunts

Still hunts by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts in WMA Regulations.

Hog Hunts (With dogs)

Sept. 12-14, Mar. 6-8, May 8-10

  • Handguns only

No limit

Dove

Organized hunts only. Seasons and limits published in Public Dove Field list available in Aug..

Quail

Jan. 8, 11, 22, 25, Feb. 1, 5, 15, 19

  • Shooting hours end 30 minutes prior to official sunset

8 per day

James W. Webb WMA Hampton County Cont.

Other Small Game

  • Private land seasons and limits apply except, no hunting before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1 and no small game hunting or fishing on Mon. & Fri. afternoons and evenings or on Tue. & Sat. mornings from
    Sept. 14-Dec. 31.
  • Fox squirrels may not be hunted at James W. Webb WMA.

Hamilton Ridge WMA Hampton County

  • Firearms must be unloaded and cased when not hunting.
  • Hogs may not be taken from Hamilton Ridge alive.
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12” antler spread.
  • No more than 3 bucks total may be taken during all seasons combined regardless of method.
  • Hogs can be taken during all deer hunts.
  • Scouting and stand placement allowed 1 day prior to hunts.
  • Data cards/use Cards are required for hunters, fishermen and all other WMA users.
  • Completed cards must be returned daily upon leaving Hamilton Ridge WMA.
  • No ATVs allowed on area.
  • Hog hunters are required to wear a hat, coat or vest of solid international orange while hunting.
  • Hunters may camp at designated camp­ ground one day prior to and during deer, hog and turkey hunts.
  • No hunting or shooting from or on any roads open to vehicular traffic.

Gun Hunts

Still gun hunts by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts in WMA Regulations.

Deer Archery

Sept. 16-21, Oct. 28-Nov. 2 Nov. 4-9, 11-16, Dec. 12-14 either-sex

2 deer per hunt period only 1 of which can be a buck

Hog Hunts (with Dogs)

Sept. 12-14, Mar. 6-8, May 8-10

Handguns only

No more than 4 bay or catch dogs per party.

No limit

Quail

Jan. 8, 11, 22, 25, Feb. 1, 5, 15, 19

  • Shooting hours end 30 minutes prior to official sunset

8 per day

Other Small Game

  • Private land seasons and limits apply except no hunting before Dec. 26 or after Mar. 1.
  • Fox squirrels may not be hunted at Hamilton Ridge WMA.

Old Island HP WMA Beaufort County

Deer Archery

Sept. 16-Jan. 1 either sex

2 deer total, 1 deer per day

Botany Bay Plantation HP WMA Charleston County

  • All hunters, fishermen and visitors must obtain a day use pass, fill out the requested information and follow all instructions on the pass.
  • Hunting access by boat is prohibited.
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12″ antler spread.
  • No buckshot.

Deer Archery

Sept. 16-Oct. 5, Nov. 25-30, Dec. 23-28

Total 3 deer, either-sex, but only 1 buck

Deer Gun Hunts

Still gun hunts by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts in WMA Regulations.

Small Game

Jan. 4-Mar. 1 (Wed. and Sat. only) No fox squirrels

Game Zone 6 bag limits except quail 8 per day

Raccoons and Opossum

Jan. 2-Mar. 14 (Wed., Thur. and Fri. only)

Game Zone 6 bag limits

 

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