We set out to create the most simplified guide to South Carolina hunting seasons for 2022-2023.
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, 2022 to May 10, 2022
Spring Private 2 (Zones 3 & 4): March 22, 2022 to April 30, 2022
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
Yes, but you can only hunt on Sundays on private lands in SC.
South Carolina's deer season starts as early as August 15th in some zones.
South Carolina's youth day deer hunt in on January 8, 2022.