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South Carolina

Hunting

Youth & Mobility Impaired Hunts

All SCDNR youth and mobility impaired hunts are subject to modifications or cancellation due to COVID-19 response guidelines.

Youth Age 17 & Younger

Date

Location

Contact Info.

Turkey

Private Lands: Game Zones 1 & 2, March 26-27, 2022

Game Zones 3 & 4, March 19-20 2022

Mar. 26, 2022

All WMAs normally open to turkey hunting except: Bear Island, Donnelley, Keowee, Santee Coastal Reserve, Santee Cooper, Hatchery Waterfowl Area, Bonneau Ferry, Belfast, Wateree River HP

Raccoon

Sept. 11

Private Lands Only

Squirrel

Sept. 25

Private Lands Only


Quail

Nov. 20

Private Lands Only


Rabbit

Mar. 5, 2022

Private Lands Only


Deer

Private Lands - see Deer Seasons on Private Lands.

Jan. 8, 2022

Limit 2 deer total, tags not required

All WMAs normally open to deer hunting except: Bear Island, Crackerneck, Donnelley, Draper, Fant’s Grove, Keowee, McBee, Palachucola, Santee Coastal Reserve, Santee Cooper, Hatchery, Webb, Bonneau Ferry, Hamilton Ridge, Botany Bay Plantation, Wateree, Belfast, and Oak Lea.

Adult/Youth Dove

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. Both the adult and youth may shoot. No pre-registration required.

Sept. 4

Union Co. USFS

Sedalia Dove Field

For information call 803-321-2960.

Sept. 4

Abbeville Co. Power of Partnerships

For information call 864-654-1671, Ex. 4

Sept. 4

Draper WMA York Co.

For information call 803-427-5140.

Sept. 4

Sumter Co.

Manchester State Forest

Bland Field 1

For information call 803-609-7010.

Sept. 4

Santee Cooper WMA

Orangeburg Co.

For information call 803-609-7011.

Selected Days

Botany Bay Plantation WMA

For information call Region 4 SCDNR 843-844-8957 or 843-869-2713.

Youth Only Deer Lottery Hunt

Selected Day in November

Poinsett Gunnery Range

Sumter Co.

Applications available in Sept. Region 3 SCDNR 803-734-3898 or download application from SCDNR website.

Selected Day in November

Wateree River HP Richland Co.

Applications available in Sept. Region 3 SCDNR 803-734-3898 or download from SCDNR website.

Selected Days:
Oct.-Dec.

Santee Cooper WMA

Applications available in Sept.
Region 3 SCDNR 803-734-3898 or download application from SCDNR website.

Selected Days:
Oct.-Dec.

Upstate Private Areas (Cherokee, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union Counties)

Region I SCDNR 864-427-5140. Call for application or download application from SCDNR website. Application due by Sept. 10.

Oct. 2

Fants Grove WMA

Applications available in early Aug. Call Clemson office at 864-654-1671 ext. 19 or download application from SCDNR website.

Selected Days:

Oct.-Nov.

Belfast WMA

Applications available Aug. 20 through Sept. 20. Call SCDNR office 803-734-3898 or download application from SCDNR website.

Selected Days

Oct.-Dec.

Moultrie Hunt Unit

Applications available late Aug. Call Dennis Wildlife Center at 843-825-3387 or 843-761-8820.

Selected Days

Tibwin (Francis Marion Hunt Unit)

Applications available early Sept. Call US Forest Service at 843-336-2200.

Selected Days:

Oct.-Dec.

Congaree Bluffs HP

Applications available Aug. 20 through Sept. 20. Call SCDNR office 803-734-3898 or download application from SCDNR website.

Selected Days:

Oct.-Nov.

Manchester State Forest

Applications available Aug. 20 through Sept. 20. Call SCDNR office 803-734-3898 or download application from SCDNR website.

Adult/Youth Deer, Turkey, Small Game

See Game Zone 3 WMAs Only

Bluefield WMA

Bluefield WMA is open only to youth 17 and younger who must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older. Adult may hunt also. See Game Zone 3 WMAs Only for restrictions, dates and limits. For more information, call Dennis Wildlife Center at 843-825-3387.

Adult/Youth Deer, Small Game

See Game Zone 3 WMAs Only

Bonneau Ferry Side B

See Game Zone 3 WMAs Only for restrictions, dates. For information, call Dennis Wildlife Center 843-825-3387.

Youth Only Raccoon

Oct.

Darlington Co.

Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.

Nov.

Edgefield Co.

Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.

Nov.

Union Co.

Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.

Nov.

Georgetown Co.

Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.

Jan. 2022

Orangeburg Co.

For applications call Region 3 SCDNR 803-734-3898. Applications due before the first Saturday in Jan.

Jan. 2022

Colleton Co.

Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.

South Carolina Youth Raccoon Hunting Championship

Feb. or Mar. 2022

Webb WMA

Participants are selected by regional Qualifying hunts. For more information, call the Furbearer Project at 803-734-3609 or Webb WMA at 803-625-3569.

Draw Youth Turkey

Saturdays during WMA season

Santee Cooper, Donnelley, Bonneau Ferry, Belfast Wateree HP/WMA

WMA Turkey application process opens online mid-January. Application process closes late February.

Draw Youth Waterfowl

Sat. during season

Donnelley, Bonneau Ferry WMA,
& Clemson WMA

Application process opens online September 1.

Special SCDNR Hunts Mobility Impaired

Date

Location

Sponsor/Contact Info.

Most WMAs are located in remote areas without developed access. For questions concerning access conditions for specific properties and assistance contact SCDNR regional office Directory South Carolina DNR.

Deer

Selected dates

Tibwin, Charleston Co.

US Forest Service & SCDNR. Call USFS 843-336-2200.

Oct. 29-30

Fri.-PM/Sat.-AM

Upstate Private Areas

Cherokee, Spartanburg & Union counties

Private Landowners & SCDNR Region 1, 864-427-5140

Nov. 5-6

Fri.-PM/Sat.-AM

Upstate Private Areas

Laurens, Newberry,
counties

Private Landowners & SCDNR Region 1, 864-427-5140