We set out to create the most simplified guide to South Carolina hunting seasons for 2023.
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.
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.
Spring Private 1 (Zones 1 & 2): April 1, 2024 to May 10, 2024
Spring Private 2 (Zones 3 & 4): March 22, 2024 to April 30, 2024
See the map below for a breakdown of SC's hunting zones:
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
You can hunt on Sundays on private land.
You can use crossbows during archery season.
You can bait but only on private land.
Official State Site: https://www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting.html