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South Carolina Hunting Season 2023

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.

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 Season 2023

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

South Carolina Wild Turkey Season 2023

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

South Carolina Hunting Zones 2023

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

South Carolina Bag Limits 2023

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 2023

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

South Carolina Hunting Regulations 2023

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:

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, 2024.

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