Special Youth Dove Hunts

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Eligibility for these hunts requires adults 21 years or older to bring 1 or 2 youths 15 years of age and younger. Youths 16 & 17 years of age may participate in the hunt with or without an accompanying adult. The following regulations also apply on Special Youth Dove Hunts: (1) Adults accompanying youth are NOT allowed to shoot at any time during Special Youth Dove Hunts. (2) Adults must remain in the field and closely supervise participating youth at all times. (3) In parties of one adult and 2 youths, only one youth hunter may be handling a loaded firearm at any given time. (4) Bag limit is 15 birds per youth participant. Birds harvested by individual hunters must be kept separate, and in no instance may an individual hunter harvest more than 15 birds.

Pre-registration is no longer required for youth only hunts.

Abbeville County Youth Hunt

U.S. Forest Service-Power of Partnerships Field

September 1 – No pre-registration required.

  • Call 864-223-1307 for details.

Berkeley County Youth Hunt

Bonneau Ferry WMA

September 1, 8, 22

No pre-registration required.

  • Call (843) 825-3387 for details.

Charleston County Youth Hunt

Botany Bay Plantation WMA

September 1, 8, October. 13, November 10

No pre-registration required.

  • Call (843) 869-2713 for details.

Orangeburg County Youth Hunt

Santee Cooper – Santee Cooper WMA

September 1 – No pre-registration required.

  • Call (803) 609-7011 for details.

Sumter County Youth Hunt

Manchester State Forest near Wedgefield Bland Tract – Field 1.

September 1 – No pre-registration required.

  • Call (803) 609-7010 for details.

Union County Youth Hunt

Sedalia (U.S. Forest Service)

September 1 – No pre-registration required.

  • Call (803) 321-2960 for details.

York County Youth Hunt

SCDNR – Draper WMA

September 1 – No pre-registration required.

  • Call (864) 427-5140 for details.