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Hog Hunting Seasons for WMAs and Heritage Preserves

Feral hog hunting on WMAs is permitted during any open season for game unless otherwise restricted (see specific WMAs). On WMA lands, weapons used to hunt hogs are limited to the weapons that are allowed for the current open season on each WMA. A hunting license and a WMA permit are required and hunters are required to wear a hat, coat or vest of solid international orange color while hunting. Hogs may not be transported alive. Hogs may not be hunted at night. On Special Hog Still Gun Hunts, weapons may include archery, crossbows, centerfire rifles, muzzleloading rifles, centerfire handguns and shotguns with slugs only except as specified for certain WMAs. For Special Hog Hunts with Dogs, no still or stalk hunting and only handguns permitted.

Game Zn



Special Still Hunting

Special Hunts with Dogs


WMAs ~ Greenville, Oconee, Pickens (portions of Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens north of Game Zone 2 line) Jan. 2-10, Mar. 20-28


WMAs ~ Abbeville, Anderson, Chester, Cherokee, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lancaster, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, York, (portions of Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens south of Game Zone 1 line) except Keowee & Fants Grove WMAs Jan. 2-10, Mar. 20-28


Bear Island Colleton Mar. 1-3
Crackerneck Aiken Jan. 5 – Feb. 23 (Fri. only)
Donnelley Colleton Mar. 1-3
Francis Marion Nat. Forest—All WMAs Berkeley Mar. 5-10 Mar. 19-24, May 21-26
Hamilton Ridge Hampton Aug. 24-26, Mar. 1-3, May 10-12
Palachucola Hampton, Jasper Aug. 24-26, Mar. 1-3, May 10-12
Santee Coastal Reserve Charleston, Georgetown Mar. 12-17
Webb Hampton Aug. 24-26, Mar. 1-3, May 10-12
Yawkey Georgetown Periodic announced hunts


Great Pee Dee Darlington Mar. 5-10 Mar. 19-24, May 21-26
Hickory Top Clarendon Mar. 12-17
Little Pee Dee River Comp. Marion Mar. 5-10 Mar. 12-17
Manchester SF Sumter Mar. 12-17
Marsh Marion Mar. 5-10 Mar. 19-24, May 21-26
Samworth Georgetown Mar. 12-17
Santee Dam Clarendon Mar. 12-17
Santee-Delta Georgetown Mar. 12-17
Waccamaw River Horry Mar. 5-10 Mar. 12-17
Wee Tee Williamsburg, Georgetown Mar. 5-10 Mar. 12-17
Woodbury Marion Mar. 5-10 Mar. 19-24, May 21-26