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Wildlife Management Areas

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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

2-8 McCalla

2-9 Liberty Hill

Game Zone 3 Named WMAs

3-1 Aiken Gopher Tortoise HP

3-2 Crackerneck

3-3 Ditch Pond HP

3-4 Henderson HP

3-5 Victoria Bluff HP

3-6 Francis Marion NF

3-7 Hatchery

3-8 Bonneau Ferry

3-9 Santee Coastal Reserve

3-10 Moultrie

3-11 Canal

3-12 Dungannon HP

3-13 Edisto River WMA

3-14 Bear Island

3-15 Donnelley

3-16 St. Helena Sound HP

3-17 Santee Cooper

3-18 Turtle Island

3-19 Botany Bay Plantation HP

3-20 Old Island HP

3-21 Palachucola

3-22 Webb

3-23 Hamilton Ridge

3-24 Tillman Sand Ridge HP

3-25 Wateree River HP

Game Zone 4 Named WMAs

4-1 McBee

4-2 Sand Hills State Forest

4-3 Marsh

4-4 Pee Dee Station Site

4-5 Woodbury

4-6 Little Pee Dee River HP

4-7 Longleaf Pine HP

4-8 Lynchburg Savanna HP

4-9 Wee Tee

4-10 Oak Lea

4-11 Lewis Ocean Bay HP

4-12 Waccamaw River HP

4-13 Cartwheel Bay HP

4-14 Santee Delta

4-15 Samworth

4-16 Hickory Top

4-17 Manchester State Forest

4-18 Santee Dam

4-19 Great Pee Dee HP

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 Directory South Carolina DNR) or write: WMA Maps, P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202, 803-734-3886. Request by map number found below.

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

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.
  • Only 1 individual antlerless deer tag may be used in Game Zone 1.
  • Archery hunters are allowed to take either-sex during all deer archery only and primitive weapons seasons without having to tag the animal.
  • Statewide WMA limit for deer is two deer per day, 5 deer total, no more than two bucks, unless otherwise specified. Antlerless deer limit is one deer per day, unless otherwise specified. Buck only, except either-sex on Game Zone either-sex days.
  • 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.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags are valid on WMA lands in Game Zone 1 starting Oct. 1. For all WMAs combined in Game Zones 1, only 1 individual antlerless deer tag may be used during primitive weapons or gun seasons. Use of tags does not change the type of weapon allowed during specific seasons.

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)

Youth Deer Hunt Day

Jan. 2 (see Hog Hunting Seasons for WMAs & Heritage Preserves for WMAs)

2 deer total, 1 antlerless

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 1-10

  • Archery either-sex
  • Muzzleloader buck only

Statewide WMA Limits

Archery only

Oct. 17-30 either-sex

  • No muzzleloader hunting

Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-16, Oct. 31-Jan. 1 buck only except on

Nov. 14, 21, 28 either-sex

  • No deer hunting on Long Creek Tracts (Oconee Co.) on or after Thanksgiving Day.

Bear

  • Tag required to take bear (see Bear).
  • No Sunday hunting for bear on WMA.
  • Harvested bear must be reported within 24 hours to Clemson SCDNR at 864-654-1671, ext. 24.

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 at www.dnr.sc.gov/bearhunting. Groups hunting together are considered 1 party.

5 bears per party

Hog

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Jan. 2-Jan. 9, Mar. 21-28, Refer to reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No limit

Small Game — Other WMAs

  • Refer to chart on Small Game.
  • 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

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.

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

Statewide WMA limits

Long Creek Tract (Forest Service) Oconee County

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

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.

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.
  • Statewide WMA limit for deer is two deer per day, 5 deer total, no more than two bucks, unless otherwise specified. Antlerless deer limit is one deer per day, unless otherwise specified. Buck only, except either-sex on Game Zone either-sex days.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags are valid on WMA lands in Game Zone 2 starting Oct. 1. For all WMAs combined in Game Zones 2-4, a maximum of 2 individual antlerless deer tags may be used during primitive weapons or gun seasons. 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.
  • Archery hunters are allowed to take either-sex during all deer archery only and primitive weapons seasons without having to tag the animal.

SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Offices

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;

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

Area/

Methods

Seasons

Limits

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

Youth Deer Hunt Day

Jan. 2 (see Special SCDNR Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer total, 1 either-sex

Archery only

Sept. 15-30 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 1-10 muzzleloader buck only, archery either sex

Oct. 3, 10 either-sex, muzzleloader

Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Jan. 1, buck only

Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28 Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either-sex

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Jan. 2-9, Mar. 21-28, Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Small Game — Other WMAs

  • Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game.
  • 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.
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12″ 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. 15-30 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

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

Small Game

Nov. 26-Mar. 1 except no small game hunting on Jan. 2

  • No fox squirrel hunting

WMA bag limits. Refer to chart on Small Game.

Broad River Waterfowl Management Area, Fairfield County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 31 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game

Feb. 8-Mar. 1

Game Zone 2 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

Dove

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

Quail

Dec. 5, 12, 16, 23 Jan. 2, 6, 9, 13 sunrise until 30 min. before official sunset

Game Zone 2 Limits

Rabbit

Jan. 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Feb. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

Game Zone 2 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
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12-inch antler spread.

Deer Archery

Oct. 15-Dec. 22 either-sex

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

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game

  • WMA seasons and limits except no hunting during Archery Deer Hunts (Oct. 15-Dec. 22) and Special Youth hunts (Oct. 3).
  • 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.

Keowee WMA Oconee & Pickens counties

  • Quality Deer Management Area
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12-inch antler spread.

Deer Archery

Oct. 15-Dec. 22 either-sex

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. Raccoon and Opossum hunting allowed at night. Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game.
  • Shotguns only north of Highway 123, west of the Keowee arm of Lake Hartwell and west of Highway 291. All other areas archery only.

Liberty Hill WMA

  • Quality deer management area
  • Antlered deer must have at least 4 points on 1 side or a minimum 12-inch antler spread.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30 either sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 1-10 buck only, Oct. 3, 10 either sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Jan. 1 buck only, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (includes raccoon and opossum)

WMA seasons and limits. Refer to chart on Small Game.

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide WMA Limits

McCalla WMA Abbeville County

  • Quality Deer Management Area.
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12-inch antler spread.

Deer

Game Zone 2 WMA Seasons

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game

WMA seasons and limits. Refer to chart on Small Game.

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Jan. 2-9, Mar. 21-28, Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Rock Hill Blackjacks HP WMA York County

Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

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.

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.

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.

Game Zone 3 WMAs Only

  • Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper, Lexington, Orangeburg & Richland counties.
  • Statewide WMA limit for deer is two deer per day, 5 deer total, no more than two bucks, unless otherwise specified. Antlerless deer limit is one deer per day, unless otherwise specified. Buck only, except either-sex on Game Zone either-sex days.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags are valid on WMA lands in Game Zone 3 starting September 15. For all WMAs combined in Game Zone 2-4, a maximum of 2 individual antlerless deer tags may be used during primitive weapons or gun deer seasons. Tags not valid on deer hunts with dogs.
  • Feral hogs and coyotes may be taken during all hunts. No hog hunting with dogs except during special hog hunts with dogs.

SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Offices

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

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 Offices

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

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

Area/

Methods

Seasons

Limits

Other WMAs

Youth Deer Hunt Day

Jan. 2 (see Special SCDNR Education & Outreach Programs for WMAs)

2 deer total, 1 antlerless

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 1-Jan. 1 buck only except on

Oct. 3, 10, 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28,
Dec. 26, Jan.1, either-sex

Small Game

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game.

Named WMAs

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve WMA Aiken County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 1-Jan. 1 buck only except on

Oct. 3, 10, 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either sex

  • No buckshot or dogs allowed.
  • All reptiles and amphibians are protected.

Small Game

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 3 Limits

Bear Island WMA Colleton County

  • Quality Deer Management Area
  • Data/use cards are required for hunters, fishermen, and all other WMA users. Completed cards must be returned daily upon leaving the WMA.
  • Antlered deer must have at least 4 points on one side or a minimum 12″ antler spread.
  • All hunters must sign in and out at the Bear Island check station
  • Hunting in designated areas only.
  • Campground closes Nov. 2

Archery

Oct. 1-10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Gun Hunts (rifles only)

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

Hog Hunts (with Dogs)

Mar. 3-5

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations

Gate opens at 5:00 AM

No Limit

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Feb. 8 – Mar. 1 No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

Waterfowl

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

Bonneau Ferry WMA Berkeley County

  • Adult/Youth side B 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.
  • Data/use cards are required for hunters, fishermen, and all other WMA users. Completed cards must be returned daily upon leaving the WMA.
  • Hunted areas are closed to general public access during scheduled deer, turkey and waterfowl hunts.
  • All deer must be checked at the main entrance.
  • Hunting access by boat is prohibited.
  • Hunters may not enter WMA before 5:00 AM.

Deer Archery (Side A)

Sept. 15-30 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts (Side A)

No open season except for hunters selected by computer drawing.

Oct. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, Nov. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21

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

Sept. 16-Nov. 21, Dec. 2-19 (Wed., Fri., Sat. only) and Nov. 23-28, Dec. 21-Jan. 1 either-sex

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum) (Sides A & B)

Jan. 2-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel or fox hunting.

Game Zone 3 Limits

Botany Bay Plantation HP WMA Charleston County

  • Quality Deer Management Area
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12″ antler spread.
  • 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.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10, Nov. 23-28, Dec.

21-26 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

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

Other Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Jan. 2-Feb. 27 (Wed. thru Sat. only)

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

Canal WMA Berkeley County

Dove

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

Quail Only

See WMA Seasons in chart on Small Game.

Game Zone 3 Limits

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.

Deer Archery

Oct. 2-3 either-sex

2 deer total

No more than 1 buck

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 9-10 either-sex

2 deer total, no more than 1 buck

Deer Gun Hunts

Gun hunts on Fri., Sat. & Thanksgiving Day only during this period. Oct. 16-Jan 1 buck only, Closed Dec. 25.

Oct. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, Nov. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, Dec. 4-5, either sex

2 per day, 5 deer total, not to include more than 3 bucks.

  • 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 Party Hunts
(with dogs)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

Handguns only.

No Limit

Small Game except raccoon and opossum

Fri., Sat. & Thanksgiving Day ONLY during regular Game Zone 3 seasons, except no hunting before Oct. 16 or after Feb. 27. Game Zone 3 limits closed Dec. 25.

  • 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. 17-Dec. 26 Sat. nights only;

Jan. 1-Feb. 27 Fri. & 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: Sat. -1 hour after official sunset to midnight. Hunters must exit gate by 1:00 AM. Fri. -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

Sept. 15-Jan. 1 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

Donnelley WMA Colleton County

  • Quality Deer Management Area
  • Data/use cards are required for hunters, fishermen, and all other WMA users. Completed cards must be returned daily upon leaving the WMA.
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 pts. on one side or a 12″ minimum antler spread.
  • 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.
  • All hogs harvested must be checked at the check station.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

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

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 3-5

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

Gate opens at 5:00 AM

No Limit

Dove

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

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

Gates will open at 6:00 am.

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

Waterfowl

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

Dungannon Heritage Preserve WMA Charleston County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Jan.30

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

Edisto River WMA Dorchester County

Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Jan. 1 buck only
Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28,
Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either-sex

Raccoon & Opossum

Refer to chart on Small Game

Game Zone 3 Limits

Other Small Game

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

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.
  • All deer harvested must be checked in. See WMA map #9 for a list of check stations.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Hog Hunts with dogs: Francis Marion National Forest

All Hunt Units

Mar. 21-26, May 16-21

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Still hog hunts no dogs: Francis Marion National Forest

All Hunt Units

Mar. 7-12, Refer to reg. 2.16
on WMA Regulations.

No Buckshot.

No Limit

Hellhole WMA Francis Marion National Forest

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Jan. 1 buck only

Oct. 17, Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either-sex

No still hunting during scheduled dog drive hunts.

Deer Dog Drive Hunt

Nov. 7, Dec. 5 buck only

No still hunting and no rifles.

Youth Only Dog Hunt

Nov. 21 either-sex

Northampton WMA Francis Marion National Forest

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Jan. 1 buck only
Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either-sex. (No still hunting during scheduled dog drive hunts).

Deer Dog Drive Hunt

Sept. 26, Oct. 7-8, Nov. 27, Dec. 29 buck only

Dec. 12 either-sex.

All deer must be checked at P&C Grocery, Awendaw Check Station, Honey Hill Lookout Tower, Kangaroo in Jamestown, or Alvin One Stop on Dec.12 only.

Youth Only Dog Hunt

Nov. 28 either-sex

Santee WMA Francis Marion National Forest

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 12- Jan. 1 buck only

Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either-sex. (No still hunting during scheduled dog drive hunts.)

Deer Dog Drive Hunt

Dec. 12 either-sex

Sept. 11-12, Oct. 21-22,
Dec. 4 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. 12.

Youth Only Dog Hunt

Oct. 17 either-sex

Wambaw WMA Francis Marion National Forest

Seewee Special Use Area (no dogs)

Archery Only

Sept. 15-Jan. 1 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 12- Jan. 1 buck only
Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Jan. 1 either-sex
(No still hunting during scheduled dog drive hunts.) Rifles only east of HWY 17

Deer Dog Drive Hunt

Sept. 25, Oct. 10, Nov. 18-19, Dec. 26-28 buck only Dec. 12 either-sex

  • Still gun hunts only east of HWY 17. Rifles allowed. No buckshot.
  • All deer must be checked at Awendaw check station, P&C Grocery, Kangaroo in James- town, Alvin One Stop or Honey Hill Lookout Tower only on
    Dec. 12

Youth Only Dog Hunt

Oct. 24 either-sex

Waterhorn WMA Francis Marion National Forest

Deer Archery Only

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 12-20 buck only

Oct. 17 either-sex

Still Gun Hunts

Nov. 2-Dec. 26 (Fridays and Saturdays only) buck only except on

Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26 either-sex

Small Game: Francis Marion Hunt Unit

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

Hamilton Ridge WMA Hampton County

  • Quality Deer Management Area
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12″ antler spread.
  • 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.
  • Hunters may camp at designated camp­ ground one day prior to and during deer, hog and turkey hunts.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Gun Hunts

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

Hog Hunts (with Dogs)

Aug. 27-29, Mar. 3-5, May 12-14

See Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Quail

Jan. 13, 16, 27, 30, Feb. 3, 6, 17, 20.

Shooting hours end 30 minutes prior to official sunset

Game Zone 3 Limits

Other Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 23-28, Dec. 15-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

Hatchery WMA Berkeley County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1 either-sex
Hatchery is closed to fishing each Saturday morning during waterfowl season and all day the last Saturday of waterfowl season.

Statewide WMA Limits

Henderson Heritage Preserve WMA Aiken County

Deer Archery Only

Sept. 15-Jan. 1 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

  • No Small Game Hunting

Moultrie Hunt Unit Berkeley County

  • No hunting or shooting within 50 feet of the center of any road during gun hunts for deer except for SCDNR draw youth hunts.
  • All deer harvested must be checked in. See WMA map #9 for a list of check stations.

Bluefield WMA: Adult/Youth area only Moultrie Hunt Unit

  • 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.

Deer Gun Hunts
(no buckshot)

Sept. 16-Dec. 30 buck only (Wed. & Sat. only)
Oct. 3, 10, 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26 either-sex
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.

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

See chart on Small Game

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 3 Limits

Greenfield WMA Moultrie Hunt Unit

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Sept. 15-Jan. 1 buck only
Oct. 3, 10, 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 27, Jan. 1 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

North Dike WMA Moultrie Hunt Unit

Deer Gun Hunts

Sept. 15-Oct. 15 buck only except on

Oct. 3, 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Jan. 2-Mar.1

Game Zone 3 Limits

  • Sandy Beach Waterfowl Area open for Raccoon hunting Feb. 2-28

Porcher & Hall WMA except Cross Station Special Use Area Moultrie Hunt

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Jan. 2-Mar. 1 shotguns only

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 3 Limits

Old Island HP WMA Beaufort County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1 either sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Palachucola WMA Hampton & Jasper counties

  • Quality Deer Management Area.
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12″ antler spread.
  • Data cards/use cards are required for hunters, fishermen and all other WMA users. Completed cards must be returned daily upon leaving Palachucola WMA.
  • All deer must be checked at check station.
  • No ATVs allowed.
  • Hunters may camp at Palachucola camping area nights prior to and during deer, hog and turkey hunts only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

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

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Aug. 27-29, Mar. 3-5, May 12-14

See Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No limit

Quail

Jan. 13, 16, 27, 30, Feb. 3, 6, 17, 20

  • Shooting hours end 30 minutes prior to official sunset

Game Zone 3 Limits

Other Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 23-28, Dec. 15-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

Santee Coastal WMA Charleston County

  • Hunting is allowed on the mainland only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 14-19

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar.1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

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.
  • Campground is open during scheduled deer hunts.
  • Data/use cards are required for hunters, fishermen, and all other WMA users. Completed cards must be returned daily upon leaving the WMA.
  • 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

Sept. 15-Oct. 31, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Nov. 2-23
Nov. 14, 21, either-sex

Dove

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

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

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, Otter & South Williman Islands

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Tillman Sand Ridge HP WMA Jasper County

  • All deer must be checked at check station.
  • All reptiles and amphibians are protected.
  • 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-Jan. 1, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

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.
  • Deer hunting is closed.

Wateree River HP WMA

  • Data cards/use cards are required for all WMA users. Completed cards must be returned daily upon leaving the WMA.
  • Quality Deer Management Area
  • Bucks must have a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12” antler spread.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 15 either sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

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

Other Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Bag Limits

Webb WMA Hampton County

  • Data/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 on WMA Regulations.

Hog Hunts (with dogs)

Aug. 27-29, Mar. 3-5, May 12-14

See WMA Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Dove

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

Quail

Jan. 13, 16, 27, 30, Feb. 3, 6, 17, 20

Shooting hours end 30 minutes prior to official sunset

Game Zone 3 Limits

Other Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 23-28, Dec. 15-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 3 Limits

Victoria Bluff HP WMA Beaufort County

All deer must be checked at check station.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Jan. 2-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting
  • Shotguns only

Game Zone 3 Limits

Game Zone 4 WMAs Only

  • Clarendon, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter and Williamsburg counties
  • Statewide WMA limit for deer is two deer per day, 5 deer total, no more than two bucks, unless otherwise specified. Antlerless deer limit is one deer per day, unless otherwise specified. Buck only, except either-sex on Game Zone either-sex days.
  • Individual antlerless deer tags are valid on WMA lands in Game Zone 4 starting September 15. For all WMAs combined in Game Zone 2-4, a maximum of 2 individual antlerless deer tags may be used during primitive weapon or gun deer seasons.
  • Feral hogs and coyotes may be taken during all hunts. No hog hunting with dogs except during special hog hunts with dogs.

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

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

Area/

Methods

Seasons

Limits

Deer – Other WMAs

Youth Deer Hunt Day

Jan. 2 (see Special SCDNR Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer total, 1 antlerless

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Jan. 1, buck only except on

Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1, either-sex

Small Game

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game.

Additional small game season restrictions may apply to specific WMAs.

Named WMAs

Cartwheel Bay Heritage Preserve WMA Horry County

Bear

Oct 24-Nov. 5

1 bear

  • Drawing only (see Bear) Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg counties only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 23, Nov. 6-Jan. 1 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 4 limits

Great Pee Dee Heritage Preserve WMA Darlington County

  • 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.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 31 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Nov. 2-30, buck only

Nov. 14, 21, 28, either-sex

Special Still Gun Hog Hunt

Mar. 7-12 Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No limit

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 21-26, May 16-21

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit.

Raccoons and Opossum

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game.

Game Zone 4 Limits

Other Small Game

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 4 Limits

Hickory Top WMA Clarendon County

  • 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.
  • 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.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 31 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Nov. 2-Jan. 1, buck only

Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1, either sex

Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 14-19

No limit

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game.

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 4 bag limits

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve WMA Horry County

  • Deer hunters must sign in and out daily and record harvest at the kiosk.
  • Horseback riding is prohibited during all hunts.

Bear

Oct 24-Nov. 5

1 bear

  • Drawing only (see Bear) Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg counties only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 12-20, buck only
Oct. 17, either-sex

Deer Gun Hunts

Nov. 6-Jan. 1 buck only
Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either-sex

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar.1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 4 limits

Liberty Hill WMA

  • Quality deer management area
  • Antlered deer must have at least 4 points on 1 side or a minimum 12-inch antler spread.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30 either sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 1-10 buck only, Oct. 3, 10 either sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Jan. 1 buck only, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (includes raccoon and opossum)

WMA seasons and limits. Refer to chart on Small Game.

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide WMA Limits

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.

Bear

Oct 24-Nov. 5

1 bear

  • Drawing only (see Bear) Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg counties only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

1 deer per day

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 12-20, buck only
Oct. 17, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Nov. 6-Jan. 1 buck only
Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either-sex

Special Hog Still Hunt

Mar. 7-12
Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No limit

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Mar. 14-19

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations

No limit

Raccoon and Opossum

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game.

Game Zone 4 Limits

Other Small Game

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Longleaf Pine Heritage Preserve WMA Lee County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10, Either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Jan. 1, buck only

Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (includes raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar.1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 4 Limits

Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve WMA Lee County

Small game only — no deer hunting

Small Game

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game.

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Manchester State Forest (MSF) WMA Sumter County

  • Dog hunt clubs by drawing only. See WMA Public Draw Hunts on WMA Regulations.
  • 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.
  • 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. 21-26 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Sept. 28-Oct. 3 buck only

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 5-10, 12-17, 20-23, 27-30, Nov. 3-6, 10-14, 17-20, 23-28, Dec. 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-26 buck only

Oct. 3, 10, 17, Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 26, either-sex

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 14-19

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations

Small Game (includes raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

Game Zone 4 Bag Limits

Dove

Sat. afternoons only during 1st season in designated fields only. Any day during 2nd and 3rd seasons on general forest and designated fields. See Public Dove Field Regulations available in August.

Marsh WMA Marion County

  • All visitors must sign in and out at the kiosk.
  • No ATV’s.
  • A portion of Marsh WMA is designated a youth special hunt area and is closed for hunting except for special draw hunts.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 31 either sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Nov. 2-30, buck only

Nov. 14, 21, 28, either-sex

Special Hog Still Gun Hunt

Mar. 7-12, Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Mar. 21-26, May 16-21

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

Handguns only

No Limit

Raccoons & Opossums

Game Zone 4 Limits

Other Small Game

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 4 Limits

McBee WMA Chesterfield County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Nov. 21 buck only

Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, either-sex

Quail

Hunts by drawing only. See WMA Regulations.

Other Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Regular Zone 4 seasons & limits except no hunting before Jan. 15 or after Mar. 1.

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Game Zone 4 Limits

Oak Lea WMA Clarendon County

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

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Hunters selected by drawing

*Still Gun Hunters are selected by public drawing. Parties of 8-10. 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 – party, either-sex

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

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

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Quail Hunts

Dec. 2, 9, Jan. 2, 16, 30, 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..

Pee Dee Station Site WMA Florence County

  • All visitors must sign in and out at kiosk.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 31, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Nov. 2-30, buck only

Nov. 14, 21, 28, either-sex

Small Game

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

Samworth WMA Georgetown County

Deer Archery (impoundments only)

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Hog Hunts with Dogs (impoundments only)

Mar. 14-19

No limit

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. 15-Oct. 10, either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Jan.1 buck only

Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1, either-sex

  • No man drives allowed.

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

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)

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 31 either-sex

Stateweide WMA Limits

Deer Primitve Weapons

Nov. 2-Jan.1, buck only

Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1, either-sex

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 14-19 Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

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

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 4 Limits

Santee Delta WMA Georgetown County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15 – Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Hog Hunts with Dogs

Mar. 14-19

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No limit

Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve WMA Horry County

Bear

Oct 24-Nov. 5

1 bear

  • Drawing only (see Bear) Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg counties only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 12-20, buck only

Oct. 17, either-sex

Deer Gun Hunts

Nov. 6-Jan. 1 buck only

Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either-sex

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Game Zone 4 limits

Special Hog Still Hunt

Mar. 7-12
Refer to Reg 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No limit

Hog Hunt with Dogs

Mar. 14-19
Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No limit

Wee Tee WMA Williamsburg & Georgetown Counties

Bear

Oct 24-Nov. 5

1 bear

  • Drawing only (see Bear) Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg counties only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 12-Jan. 1 buck only
Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec.
26, Jan.1 either-sex

Special Hog Still Gun Hunt

Mar. 7-12, Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Mar. 14-19

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Raccoon and Opossum

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on page Small Game.

Game Zone 4 Limits

Other Small Game

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

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.
  • All visitors must sign in and out at the kiosk.
  • No ATV’s allowed.

Deer Archery

Sept 15-Oct. 10 either-sex

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 12-20, buck only

Oct. 17, either-sex

Deer Gun Hunts

Oct. 21-Jan. 1 buck only

Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 either-sex

Special Hog Still Gun Hunts

Mar. 7-12, Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No limit

Special Hog Hunt with Dogs

Mar. 21-26

May 16-21

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

  • Handguns only

No limit

Small Game

Raccoons & Opossums

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on page Small Game.

Game Zone 4 Bag Limit

Other Small Game

Nov. 26-Mar. 1

Game Zone 4 Bag Limit

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