About Hunting in South Carolina

All deer must be tagged with a valid deer tag as described by South Carolina, There is a deer quota program. In this area there is quite a bit to do and you are able to be part of the wildlife up close and personal.

Big Game: Bear, Deer

Small Game: Wild Hog, Alligator, Coyote, Beaver, Fox, Opossum, Rabbit, Raccoon, Squirrel

Birds: Dove, Migratory birds including waterfowl, Turkey

South Carolina Hunting Season Dates 2021

Overall Deer Hunting Season starts Oct 11-16 and Oct 31- Jan 1 which is the Firearms section, Primitive Weapons next Oct 1-10, Bow Sept 16- Dec 21. Turkey Hunting Season is from Public WMAs April 1- May 5, 2020

South Carolina Hunting zones

South Carolina Deer Season 2021

SeasonDatesZonesLimitNotes
ArcheryAug 15-3142 per day 8 total
all seasons and
methods
combined
Sept 15-302Antlerless
Primitive
Weapons
Oct 1-102, 1Statewide Limits
apply ; 2 per
day, 3 total all
season &
methods
combined
Gun huntsOct 11- Jan 12, 12 per day5 total all season
and methods
combined
Sept 1- jan 142 per day8 all season
Archer & GunAug 15 & Jan 132 per day8 all seasons
and methods
combined
antlerless

South Carolina Hunting License

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

Find a Hunting Guide

South Carolina hunting guides

Duck hunting guides

South Carolina Hunting News

Known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches and marshlike sea islands, coastal charleston is a historic city defined by pastel colored houses, old south plantations. With wild hogs, alligators and deer running about there are many opportunities to dive deep into the ocean or on the land with creatures that may not be attracted to any place else!

Links to Official Sites

Buy license in South Carolina:
https://dnrlicensing.sc.gov/dnrlicensingsales/salescategories.aspx
South Carolina State Regulation Site: https://www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting.html
Link to State PDF:
http://www.eregulations.com/southcarolina/huntingandfishing/deer-rules-regulations/