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South Carolina Hunting Seasons

We set out to create the most simplified guide to South Carolina hunting seasons for 2021-2022.

Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?

Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.

South Carolina Hunting Seasons

South Carolina Hunting Season Dates

Interested in hunting South Carolina? We recommend checking out turkey hunting in the Palmetto state. There are 4 hunting zones in SC so be sure to check the regulations and dates when you know where you'll be hunting.

South Carolina Deer Seasons

SeasonDatesZones
ArcheryAug 15-314
Sept 15-302
Primitive
Weapons
Oct 1-102, 1
Gun huntsOct 11- Jan 12, 1
Sept 1- jan 14
Archer & GunAug 15 & Jan 13

South Carolina Wild Turkey Seasons

Spring Private 1 (Zones 1 & 2): April 1, 2022 to May 10, 2022

Spring Private 2 (Zones 3 & 4): March 22, 2022 to April 30, 2022

South Carolina Hunting Zones

See the map below for a breakdown of SC's hunting zones:

South Carolina Bag Limits

Turkey bag limits: 3 gobblers (no more than 1 per day)

Antlered deer statewide bag limits: Residents can harvest 2 per day, 5 total. Nonresidents can harvest 2 per day, 4 total

South Carolina Hunting License

LicenseResidentNonresident
Combo Hunt & Fish$25N/A
Sportsman$50N/A
State Hunting License$12.00$125.00

South Carolina Hunting Regulations

You can hunt on Sundays on private land.

You can use crossbows during archery season.

You can bait but only on private land.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site: https://www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting.html

FAQs
Can you hunt on Sunday in South Carolina?

Yes, but you can only hunt on Sundays on private lands in SC.

When does deer hunting season start in South Carolina?

South Carolina's deer season starts as early as August 15th in some zones.

When is youth day for deer hunting in South Carolina?

South Carolina's youth day deer hunt in on January 8, 2022.

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