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South Carolina

Hunting

Game Zone 4 WMAs Only

  • Clarendon, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter and Williamsburg counties
  • 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 bucks, 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 4 starting September 15. For all WMAs combined in Game Zone 2-4, a maximum of 5 individual antlerless deer tags may be used.
  • Feral hogs and coyotes may be taken during all hunts. No hog hunting with dogs except during special hog hunts with dogs.
  • Bears – Harvested bears must be tagged at the point of kill and reported by midnight of day of harvest. Game Zone 4 quota is 30 bears. If the quota is met prior to Oct. 30, the season will close 24 hours following season closure notice. Hunters are responsible for monitoring season status. To report harvested bears or to check season status contact: 1-844-SC1-BEAR (1-844-721-2327) or https://www2.dnr.sc.gov/bearharvest
  • Bears – On WMA lands in Game Zone 4, weapons used to hunt bear are limited to the weapons that are allowed for the current open season for deer on each WMA.

SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Office

295 S. Evander Drive, Florence, SC, 843-661-4766

420 Dirleton Road, Georgetown, SC, 843-546-8119

Law Enforcement Office

295 S. Evander Drive, Florence, SC, 843-661-4766

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

217 Ft. Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412, 843-953-9307

Area/

Methods

Seasons

Limits

Deer - Other WMAs

Youth Deer Hunt Day

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

2 deer total

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 11-Jan. 1

Small Game

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Seasons.

Additional small game season restrictions may apply to specific WMAs.

Named WMAs

Cartwheel Bay Heritage Preserve WMA Horry County

Bear Still Hunts (No Dogs)

Oct. 18-30

  • Tagging & reporting required.

1 bear; no sow with cubs, no bears 100 lbs. or less.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide 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. 30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Nov. 1-30

Hog Still
Gun Hunts

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

No Limit

Hog Hunts
(with Dogs)

Mar. 21-26, May 16-21

No Limit

Raccoons and Opossum

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Seasons.

Statewide Limits

Other Small Game

Nov. 25 - Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide 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. 30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Nov. 1-Jan. 1

Hog Hunts
(with Dogs)

Mar. 14-19

No Limit

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Seasons.

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide Limits

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve WMA Horry County

  • Horseback riding is prohibited during all big game hunts, including turkey.

Bear Still Hunts (No Dogs)

Oct. 18-30

  • Tagging & reporting required.

1 bear; no sow with cubs, no bears 100 lbs. or less.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 11-20

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 21-Jan. 1

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 25- Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide Limits

Liberty Hill WMA Kershaw 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 of the kiosks.
  • No ATVs allowed.

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 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 Still Hunts (No Dogs)

Oct. 18-30.

  • Tagging & Reporting required.

1 bear; no sow with cubs, no bears 100 lbs. or less.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

1 deer per day

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 11-20

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 21-Jan. 1

Hog Still Gun Hunts

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

Raccoon and Opossum

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Seasons.

Statewide Limits

Other Small Game

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Longleaf Pine Heritage Preserve WMA Lee County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 11-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (includes raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 25 - Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide Limits

Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve WMA Lee County

Small game only — no deer or turkey hunting

Small Game

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Seasons.

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Manchester State Forest (MSF) WMA Sumter County

  • Dog hunt clubs by drawing only. SC Forestry Commission will handle drawing 803-494-8196.
  • 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. 15-30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 1 - Jan. 1, except closed on Oct. 29-30, Nov. 12-13 & Dec. 4.

Hog Hunts
(with Dogs)

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

Hog Still
Gun Hunts

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

Small Game (includes raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 25- Mar. 1

Statewide 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 pg 82-85.

Marsh WMA Marion County

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

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Nov. 1-30

Hog Still
Gun Hunts

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 pg. 90.

Handguns only

No Limit

Raccoons & Opossums

Statewide Limits

Other Small Game

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Quail

Nov. 22, 25, Dec. 1, 4, 15, 18, Jan. 8, 12

Statewide Limits

McBee WMA Chesterfield County

  • No ATVs.
  • All visitors are required to sign in upon entry and sign out upon exit and provide requested information.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 11-Nov. 20

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

Statewide 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

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 1-Jan. 1

  • No man drives.

Statewide WMA Limits

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Small game (except quail) Nov. 25 - Mar. 1 except no small game hunting during scheduled quail hunts.

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Quail Hunts

Jan. 8, 12, 22, 26 Feb. 2, 5, 16, 19

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 pg 82-85.

Pee Dee Station Site WMA Florence County

  • All visitors must sign in and out at kiosk.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Nov. 1-30

Small Game

Nov. 25 - Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Samworth WMA Georgetown County

Deer Archery (impoundments only)

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Hog Hunts (with Dogs) (impoundments only)

Mar. 14-19

No Limit

Sand Hills State Forest WMA Chesterfield County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 11-Jan. 1

  • 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 Seasons.

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. 30

Stateweide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Nov. 1-Jan. 1

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 pg 82-85.

Small Game

Jan. 3 - Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide Limits

Santee Delta WMA Georgetown County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15 - Oct. 9

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 Still Hunts (No Dogs)

Oct. 18-30

  • Tagging & Reporting required.

1 bear; no sow with cubs, no bears 100 lbs. or less.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 11-20

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 21-Jan. 1

Small Game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide Limits

Hog Still
Gun Hunts

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

No Limit

Hog Hunts
(with Dogs)

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

No Limit

Wee Tee WMA Williamsburg & Georgetown Counties

Bear Still Hunts (No Dogs)

Oct. 18-30.

  • Tagging & Reporting required.

1 bear; no sow with cubs, no bears 100 lbs. or less.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 1-Jan. 1

Hog Still
Gun Hunts

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

No Limit

Hog Hunts
(with Dogs)

Mar. 14-19

No Limit

Raccoon and Opossum

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Seasons.

Statewide Limits

Other Small Game

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide 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 inside antler spread.
  • All visitors must sign in and out at the kiosk.
  • No ATVs allowed.

Deer Archery

Sept 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 11-20

Deer Still Gun Hunts

Oct. 21-Jan. 1

Hog Still Gun Hunts

Mar. 7-12, Refer to Reg. 2.16 on pg. 90.

No Limit

Hog Hunts
(with Dogs)

Mar. 21-26

May 16-21

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on pg. 90.

  • Handguns only

No Limit

Small Game

Raccoons & Opossums

Refer to WMA seasons in chart on Small Game Seasons.

Statewide Bag Limit

Other Small Game

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

  • No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Bag Limit