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South Carolina

Hunting

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.
  • 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. Processors see Deer Rules & Regulations.
  • 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.
  • 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 5 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.

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. 8 (see Youth & Mobility Impaired Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer total

Archery only

Sept. 15-30

Statewide WMA Limits

All Deer Must Be Tagged

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 1-9

Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 11-Jan. 1

Hog Hunts
(with dogs)

Jan. 3-10, 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 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.

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.
  • Turkey hunting by drawing only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

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

Small Game

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

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

Broad River Waterfowl Management Area, Fairfield County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 30

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game

Feb. 8-Mar. 1

Statewide Limits

Delta South WMA, Union County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Nov. 3-Nov. 20 Wed. & Sat. Only

Small Game (no fox squirrels)

Nov. 25 - 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. 4, 11, 15, 22 Jan. 1, 5, 8, 12 sunrise until 30 min. before official sunset

Statewide Limits

Rabbit

Jan. 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Feb. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26

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.
  • No bear hunting.

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. 2).
  • 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 Seasons.

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.
  • No bear hunting.

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 Seasons.

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. 15-30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 1-9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still 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 Seasons.

  • 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 Seasons.

Hog Hunts
(with dogs)

Jan. 3-10, 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

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 Seasons.

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 Seasons.

  • No fox squirrel hunting