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Game Zone 2 WMAs Only

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  • 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.
  • All deer must be tagged with a valid deer tag as prescribed by the department before the animal is moved from the point of kill. Tag must remain attached until the deer/carcass is quartered or received by a processor.
  • Statewide WMA limit for deer is two deer per day, 5 deer total, no more than two antlered deer, unless otherwise specified. Antlerless deer limit is two deer per day, unless otherwise specified. All anterless deer must be tagged with either a date specific antlerless deer tag or an individual anterless deer tag.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags are valid on WMA lands in Game Zone 2 starting Sept. 15. For all WMAs combined in Game Zones 2-4, a maximum of 2 individual antlerless deer tags may be used. Use of tags does not change the type of weapon allowed during specific seasons.
  • Feral hogs and coyotes may be taken during all hunts. No hog hunting with dogs except during special hog hunts with dogs.
  • During archery-only or primitive weapons seasons resident archery hunters may use any of the date specific tags issued to them to tag an anterless deer on any day provided that the archery notation and actual date of kill is validated on the tag as prescribed by SCDNR.

SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Offices

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

2751 Highway 72 E., Abbeville, SC, 864-223-1307;

124 Wildlife Lane, Union, SC, 864-427-5140

Law Enforcement Office

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

2762 Wildlife Lane West Columbia, SC 29172, 803-755-1822;

510 Annie Alexander Ct., York, SC 29745

Area/Methods

Seasons

Limits

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

Youth Deer Hunt Day Jan. 5 (see SCDNR Youth & Mobility Impaired Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer total

Archery only Sept. 15-29

Statewide WMA Limits

All Deer Must Be Tagged

Deer Primitive Weapons Oct. 1-10
Gun Hunts Oct. 11-Jan. 1
Hog Hunts
(with dogs)
Jan. 2-10, Mar. 20-28, Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Small Game — Other WMAs

  • Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Regulations.
  • 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.

Named WMAs

Belfast WMA Laurens and Newberry Counties
  • Quality Deer Management Area.
  • Antlered deer must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12″ inside antler spread.
  • Belfast WMA is closed to public access of all types from one half hour after sunset until one half 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/use cards are required for hunters, fishermen, and all other WMA users. Completed cards must be returned daily upon leaving the WMA.
Deer Archery Sept. 15-29

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts Still gun hunts by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts on WMA Regulations.
Small Game Nov. 22-Mar. 1 except no small game hunting on Jan. 5

  • No fox squirrel hunting

WMA bag limits. Refer to chart on Small Game Regulations.

Broad River Waterfowl Management Area, Fairfield County
Deer Archery Sept. 15-Oct. 31

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game Feb. 8-Mar. 1

Statewide Limits

Delta South WMA, Union County
Deer Archery Sept. 15-29

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts Nov. 3-Nov. 17 Wed. & Sat. Only
Small Game (no fox squirrels) Nov. 22-Mar. 1

Statewide Limits

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

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game
Quail Dec. 1, 8, 19, 26 Jan. 2, 5, 9, 12 sunrise until 30 min. before official sunset

Statewide Limits

Rabbit Jan. 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Feb. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27

Statewide Limits

Small Game other than Dove, Quail & Rabbit
  • Regular Zone 2 seasons & limits except no hunting before Sept. 1 or after Mar. 1.
  • No Fox Squirrel Hunting.
Fant’s Grove WMA Oconee, Pickens & Anderson Counties
  • Quality Deer Management Area
  • Antlered deer must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12-inch inside antler spread.
Deer Archery Oct. 15-Dec. 22

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game
  • WMA seasons and limits except no hunting during Archery Deer Hunts (Oct. 15-Dec. 22) and Youth hunt (Oct. 6).
  • No hog hunting with dogs.
  • Dove hunting allowed on designated Dove Fields.
  • Raccoon and Opossum hunting allowed at night.
  • Waterfowl hunting allowed on Wed. and Sat. AM only during federal waterfowl season.
  • Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Regulations.
Keowee WMA Oconee & Pickens Counties
  • Quality Deer Management Area
  • Antlered deer must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12-inch inside antler spread.
Deer Archery Oct. 15-Dec. 22

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game
  • WMA seasons & limits except no hunting during Archery Deer Hunts Oct. 15-Dec. 22 and No hog hunting with dogs.
  • Shotguns only north of Highway 123, west of the Keowee arm of Lake Hartwell and west of Highway 291. All other areas archery only.
  • Raccoon and Opossum hunting allowed at night.
  • Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Regulations.
Liberty Hill WMA Lancaster County
  • Quality Deer Management Area
  • Antlered deer must have at least 4 points on 1 side or a minimum 12-inch inside antler spread.
  • All visitors must sign in and out at kiosks
  • No ATVs
Deer Archery Sept. 15-29

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons Oct. 1-10

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts Oct. 11-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (includes raccoon and opossum) WMA seasons and limits. Refer to chart on Small Game Regulations.

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide WMA Limits

McCalla WMA Abbeville County
  • Quality Deer Management Area.
  • Antlered deer must have at least 4 points on one side or a minimum 12-inch inside antler spread.
Deer Game Zone 2 WMA Seasons

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game WMA seasons and limits. Refer to chart on Small Game Regulations.
Hog Hunts
(with dogs)
Jan. 2-10, Mar. 20-28, Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Rock Hill Blackjacks HP WMA York County
Archery Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game Small game hunting is not allowed.
Worth Mountain WMA York County
  • Quality Deer Management Area
  • Antlered deer must have 4 points on one side or a minimum 12-inch inside antler spread.
  • All visitors must sign in and out at kiosks
Deer Game Zone 2 WMA Seasons

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game Zone 2 seasons and limits. Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Regulations.
40 Acre Rock HP WMA Lancaster County
Deer Game Zone 2 WMA Seasons

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game WMA seasons and limits. Refer to chart on Small Game Regulations.
  • No fox squirrel hunting