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Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper, Lexington, Orangeburg & Richland counties.Statewide WMA border for deer is two deer per day, 5 deer total, no an ext than 2 antlered deer, uneven otherwise specified. Antlerless deer limit is 2 deer per day, unless otherwise specified.Individual antlerless deer tags room valid top top WMA floor in video game Zone 3 starting September 15. For all WMAs linked in game Zone 2-4, a maximum of 5 separation, personal, instance antlerless deer tags might be used. Separation, personal, instance antlerless deer tags not valid top top deer hunts with dogs unless otherwise specified.Feral hogs and also coyotes may be taken throughout all hunts. No hog searching with dog except throughout special hog hunts with dogs.

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SCDNR Offices

Wildlife Offices

1000 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC, 803-734-3886

305 black Oak Road, Bonneau, SC, 843-825-3387

585 Donnelley Drive, Highway 17, environment-friendly Pond, SC, 843-844-8957

Webb Center, 1282 Webb Avenue, Garnett SC, 803-625-3569

New Ellenton, SC, 803-725-3663

Francis Marion hunt Unit, 843-825­-3387

Dungannon HP WMA, 843-844-8957

Law Enforcement Offices

2762 Wildlife Lane, West Columbia, SC, 803-755-1822

217 Ft. Johnson Road, Charleston, SC, 843-953-9307

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Methods

Seasons

Limits

Other WMAs

Youth Deer hunt Day

Jan. 8 (see Youth & Mobility Impaired Hunts for WMAs)

2 deer total

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30

Statewide WMA Limits

All Deer should Be Tagged

Deer tho Gun Hunts

Oct. 1-Jan. 1

Small Game

Refer to WMA seasons in graph on little Game Seasons.

Named WMAs

Aiken Gopher turtle Heritage preserve WMA Aiken County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer still Gun Hunts

Oct. 1-Jan. 1

No buckshot or dog allowed.All reptiles and also amphibians are protected.

Small Game

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide Limits

Bear Island WMA Colleton County

All hunters have to sign in and also out in ~ the bear Island examine station searching in designated locations only.Campground closes Nov. 2

Archery

Oct. 1-9

Statewide WMA Limits

Gun Hunts (rifles only)

Still total hunts by drawing only. Watch WMA public Lottery Hunts top top WMA Regulations.

Hog Hunts (with Dogs)

Mar. 3-5

Refer come Reg. 2.16 ~ above WMA Regulations.

Gate opens up at 5:00 AM

No Limit

Small video game (including raccoon and also opossum)

Feb. 8 – Mar. 1 No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Bonneau Ferry WMA Berkeley County

Adult/Youth side open just to youth 17 and also younger who should be accompanied by only one adult 21 year of period or older. Youth hunters must bring a firearm and also hunt. Adults through youth hunters may likewise carry a firearm and hunt. Contains all huge game and tiny game hunts. Data/use cards are compelled for hunters, fishermen, and all other WMA users. Perfect cards must be returned everyday upon leaving the WMA.Hunted areas are closed to general public accessibility during reserved deer, turkey and waterfowl hunts. Hunting accessibility by watercraft is prohibited.Hunters may not get in WMA prior to 5:00 AM.

Deer Archery (Side A)

Sept. 15-30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer still Gun Hunts (Side A)

No open up season except for hunters selected by computer system drawing.

Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30

Nov. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29

Deer quiet Gun Hunts: Adult/Youth just (Side B)

Sept. 15 - Jan. 1

Small game (including raccoon and also opossum) (Sides A & B)

Jan. 3-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel or fox hunting.

Statewide Limits

Botany just Plantation HP WMA Charleston County

Quality Deer management AreaAntlered deer must have a minimum 4 points on one next or a minimum 12" within antler spread. Every hunters, fishermen and visitors must obtain a day usage pass, fill the end the asked for information and also follow every instructions top top the pass.Hunting access by boat is prohibited.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9, Nov. 22-27, Dec. 20-25

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer quiet Gun Hunts

Still total hunts by drawing only. Check out WMA Public attract Hunts top top WMA Regulations.

Other little Game (including raccoon and also opossum)

Jan. 5-Feb. 26 (Wed. Thru Sat. Only)

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Dove

Designated fields on specific days. See Public Dove fields List pg 82-85.

Canal WMA Berkeley County

Dove

Designated areas on certain days. Watch Public Dove fields List pg 82-85.

Quail Only

See WMA periods in graph on small Game Seasons.

Statewide Limits

Crackerneck WMA Aiken County

Quality Deer monitoring AreaAntlered deer must have at least 4 points on one side or a minimum 12-inch inside antler spread.

Deer Archery

Oct. 1-2

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 8-9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer tho Gun Hunts

Oct. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, Nov. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 25-27, Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24, Dec. 31- Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits.

Gun hunts on Fri., Sat. & Thanksgiving day only throughout this period. Oct. 15-Jan. 1. Close up door on Dec. 25.

All people must sign in and also out at gate.No buckshot or dog allowed. Scouting job (no guns or archery equipment) ~ above Saturdays only throughout Sept., Mar. And May. Gate opens up at 6:00 AM and closes at 8:00 PM.On deer hunt days, gate opens up as follows: Oct., 4:30 AM-8:30 PM; Nov.-Dec., 4:30 AM-7:30 PM. Because that party dog hunts because that hogs in Jan. & Feb., gate will certainly be open up from 5:30 AM-7:00 PM.

Hog Hunts (with Dogs)

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Refer to Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

Handguns only.

No Limit

Small Game except raccoon and also opossum

Fri., Sat. & Thanksgiving Day just during regular Game region 3 seasons, except no hunting before Oct. 15. Video game Zone 3 limits.

All people must sign in and out at gate.Bobcats, foxes, otters and also fox squirrels may not be hunted. During hunts, gate hours will be as follows: Oct., 4:30 AM-8:30 PM; Nov. - Dec., 4:30 AM­-7:30 PM; Jan. - Feb., 5:30 AM-7:00 PM.

Raccoon & Opossum

Oct. 16-Dec. 18 Sat. Nights only;

Jan. 7-Feb. 26 Fri. & Sat. Nights only

Raccoons - 3 every party every night. Opossum no limit.

All individuals must sign in and also out in ~ gate.Hunt hrs are as follows: 1 hour after main sunset to midnight. Hunters must leave gate by 1:00 AM.

Ditch Pond Heritage keep WMA Aiken/Barnwell County

Deer Archery Only

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Small game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel searching

Statewide Limits

Donnelley WMA Colleton County

Hunters have to sign in and out at the examine station. Hunting in designated areas only. Entrances will open up at 4:00 AM because that deer hunts. Every hogs harvested must be confirm at the examine station.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer still Gun Hunts

Still total hunts by drawing only. See WMA windy Lottery Hunts ~ above WMA Regulations.

Hog Hunts (with Dogs)

Mar. 3-5

Refer come Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

Gate opens up at 5:00 AM

No Limit

Dove

Designated areas on particular days. View Public Dove areas List pg 82-85.

Small video game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

Gates will open at 6:00 am.

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Dungannon Heritage maintain WMA Charleston County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Small game (including raccoon and also opossum)

Nov. 25-Jan. 31

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Edisto river WMA Dorchester County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer tho Gun Hunts

Oct. 11-Jan. 1

Raccoon & Opossum

Refer to chart on small Game Seasons.

Statewide Limits

Other little Game

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Francis Marion hunt Unit, Berkeley & Charleston Counties

Tibwin one-of-a-kind use area (in Wambaw) is closed come hunting except for one-of-a-kind hunts.

During still gun hunts for deer, over there shall be no searching or shooting from, on, or throughout any road open up to auto traffic.All deer harvested must be checked in. View WMA map #9 for a list of check stations. If inspect station is closed, deer might be checked in by calling 843-825-3387.No buckshot is permitted on tho gun hunts.Shotguns and buckshot only throughout dog journey hunts. On all deer hunts with dogs, every deer need to be confirm in by 1 hour after legal sunset.No tho gun or archery hunting during deer dog journey hunts.On youth deer hunts, only youths 17 and younger may carry a gun and also must it is in accompanied by one adult 21 year old or older.

Hog Hunts through dogs: Francis Marion national Forest

All hunting Units

Mar. 21-26, might 16-21

Refer come Reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Still hog hunts no dogs: Francis Marion national Forest

All hunt Units

Mar. 7-12, refer to reg. 2.16 on WMA Regulations. No Buckshot.

No Limit

Hellhole WMA Francis Marion National forest

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

All Deer should Be Tagged

Deer quiet Gun Hunts

Oct. 11-Jan. 1

No quiet hunting during scheduled dog journey hunts.

Deer Dog drive Hunt

Nov. 6, Dec. 4 buck only

No quiet hunting and also no rifles.

Youth just Dog Hunt

Nov. 13 buck only

Northampton WMA Francis Marion nationwide Forest

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

All Deer should Be Tagged

Deer quiet Gun Hunts

Oct. 11-Jan. 1 (No tho hunting during scheduled dog journey hunts).

Deer Dog drive Hunt

Sept. 25, Oct. 6-7, Nov. 26 Dec. 29 buck only

Dec. 11 one of two people sex hunters might use one (1) separation, personal, instance Antlerless Deer Tag.

All deer should be checked at Huger, handy Mart in Macedonia, honey Hill Lookout Tower, Kangaroo in Jamestown, or Alvin One avoid on Dec. 11 only.

Youth just Dog Hunt

Nov. 27 buck only

Santee WMA Francis Marion nationwide Forest

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

All Deer must Be Tagged

Deer still Gun Hunts

Oct. 11 - Jan. 1 (No tho hunting throughout scheduled dog drive hunts.)

Deer Dog journey Hunt

Sept. 10-11, Oct. 20-21,Dec. 3 buck only

Dec. 11 one of two people sex hunters might use one (1) individual Antlerless Deer Tag.

All deer need to be checked at Alvin One Stop, Huger, comfortable Mart in Macedonia, love husband Hill Lookout Tower, or Kangaroo in james town on Dec. 11.

Youth just Dog Hunt

Oct. 16 buck only

Wambaw WMA Francis Marion national Forest

Seewee one-of-a-kind Use Area (no dogs)

Archery Only

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA boundaries

All Deer have to Be Tagged

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Deer still Gun Hunts

Oct. 11-Jan. 1 (No tho hunting throughout scheduled dog drive hunts.) No buckshot.

Deer Dog drive Hunt

Sept. 24, Oct. 9, Nov. 17-18, Dec. 27-28 buck only

Dec. 11 one of two people sex hunters might use one (1) separation, personal, instance Antlerless Deer Tag.

No deer searching with dogs east of HWY 17.All deer should be confirm at comfortable Mart in Macedonia, Huger, Kangaroo in Jamestown, Alvin One avoid or honey Hill Lookout Tower just on Dec. 11

Youth only Dog Hunt

Nov. 20 buck only

Waterhorn WMA Francis Marion nationwide Forest

Deer Archery Only

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA borders

All Deer should Be Tagged

Deer Primitive Weapons

Oct. 11-20

Deer quiet Gun Hunts

Nov. 5-Jan. 1 (Fridays and also Saturdays only)

Small Game: Francis Marion hunting Unit

Dogs are permitted during little game total season only.Closed throughout scheduled deer hunt­ing periods on Waterhorn and when dog are used for deer on Wambaw, Northampton, Hellhole and Santee WMAs. No fox or coyote searching with dog on the Francis Marion NF.

Hamilton Ridge WMA Hampton County

Quality Deer management AreaAntlered deer must have actually a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12" inside antler spread.Data cards/use cards are compelled for hunters, fishermen and also all other WMA users. Perfect cards have to be returned day-to-day upon leave Hamilton Ridge WMA.No ATVs allowed on area. Hunters may camp in ~ designated camp­ ground one day prior to and also during deer, hog and also turkey hunts.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer still Gun Hunts

Still pistol hunts by drawing only. Check out WMA publicly Lottery Hunts on WMA Regulations.

Hog Hunts (with Dogs)

Aug. 26-28, Mar. 3-5, may 12-14, June 23-25. July 28-30. View Reg. 2.16 ~ above WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Quail

Jan. 8, 12, 22, 26, Feb. 2, 5, 16, 19. Shooting hours finish 30 minute prior to official sunset

Statewide Limits

Other small Game

Nov. 25-27, Dec. 15-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Raccoon & Opossum

Oct. 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Nov. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 22-27, 30, Dec. 4, 7, 11, 14, Dec. 15-Mar. 1

On Saturdays before Dec. 15, hunters may not enter the WMA before 1 hour after official sunset.

Statewide Limits

Hatchery WMA Berkeley County

Deer Archery

No deer hunting with dogs. Sept. 15-Jan. 1Hatchery is closed to fishing every Saturday morning throughout waterfowl season and all work the critical Saturday that waterfowl season.

Statewide WMA Limits

Henderson Heritage keep WMA Aiken County

Deer Archery Only

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

No tiny Game Hunting

Moultrie hunt Unit Berkeley County

No searching or shooting in ~ 50 feet the the center of any road during gun hunts because that deer except for SCDNR draw youth hunts.All deer harvested should be checked in. Check out WMA map #9 for a perform of examine stations.

Bluefield WMA: Adult/Youth area only Moultrie hunting Unit

Open only to youth 17 year of period or younger accompanied by an adult at the very least 21 year of age. Youth hunters must carry a firearm and hunt. Adult may additionally carry a firearm and hunt.

Deer quiet Gun Hunts (no buckshot)

Sept. 15-Jan. 1 (Wed. & Sat. Only)

Open only to youth 17 year of age or younger attach by one adult at the very least 21 years of age. Youth hunters must carry a firearm and also hunt. Adult may also carry a firearm and also hunt.

Statewide WMA Limits

Small video game (including raccoon and also opossum)

Refer to chart on little Game Seasons.

No fox squirrel hunting.No little game hunting during scheduled deer hunts.

Statewide Limits

Greenfield WMA Moultrie hunting Unit

Deer still Gun Hunts

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Small video game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

North Dike WMA Moultrie hunt Unit

Deer still Gun Hunts

Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Statewide WMA Limits

Small video game (including raccoon and also opossum)

Jan. 3-Mar. 1

Statewide Limits

Sandy beach Waterfowl Area open up for raccoon hunting Feb. 1-Mar. 1

Porcher & room WMA other than Cross station Special use Area Moultrie hunt Unit

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Small game (including raccoon and also opossum)

Jan. 3-Mar. 1 shotguns only

No fox squirrel hunting.

Statewide Limits

Old Island HP WMA Beaufort County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Palachucola WMA Hampton & Jasper Counties

Quality Deer management Area.Antlered deer must have a minimum 4 clues on one side or a minimum 12" within antler spread. Data cards/use cards are forced for hunters, fishermen and all other WMA users. Completed cards should be returned daily upon leaving Palachucola WMA. Every deer should be confirm at check station. Hunters might camp in ~ Palachucola camping area one night prior to and also during deer, hog and also turkey hunts only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer quiet Gun Hunts

Still total hunts by illustration only. See WMA windy Lottery hunt on WMA Regulations.

Dove

Designated fields on specific days. View Public Dove fields List on WMA windy Dove Fields

Hog Hunts (with Dogs)

Aug. 26-28, Mar. 3-5, might 12-14, June 23-25, July 28-30See Reg. 2.16 top top WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Quail

Jan. 8, 12, 22, 26, Feb. 2, 5, 16, 19.

Shooting hours end 30 minute prior to main sunset

Statewide Limits

Other little Game

Nov. 25-27, Dec. 15-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Raccoon & Opossum

Oct. 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, Nov. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 22-27, 30, Dec. 4, 7, 11, 14, Dec. 15-Mar. 1

On Saturdays prior to Dec. 15, hunters may not go into the WMA prior to 1 hour after official sunset.

Statewide Limits

Santee seaside WMA Charleston County

Hunting is permitted on the mainland only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Hog Hunts (with Dogs)

Mar. 14-19

Refer to Reg. 2.16 ~ above WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Small game (including raccoon and opossum)

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Santee Cooper WMA Orangeburg County

Quality Deer administration Area Antlered deer must have minimum 4 clues on one side, or a minimum 12 customs inside antler spread. Campground is open throughout scheduled deer hunts. Hunters minimal to 2 deer/tree stand which should contain label v hunter"s name and address. No deer stand have the right to be inserted on WMA prior to Sept. 1Data/Use cards are compelled for every users. Perfect cards must be returned day-to-day upon leaving the WMA.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 30

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer Primitive Weapons

Nov. 1-22

Dove

Designated fields on specific days. View Public Dove areas List on WMA windy Dove Fields

Small video game (including raccoon and also opossum)

Nov. 25-Mar.1

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

South Fenwick Island Colleton County

Deer searching by allow only.Primitive camping allowed by permit, which may be obtained at McKenzie field Station, Bennetts Point, 843-844-8822

Deer Archery

Oct. 1-9

Statewide WMA Limits

St. Helena Sound HP WMA Beaufort and also Colleton Counties

Hunting and also camping by distinct permit which might be acquired at McKenzie ar Station, Bennetts Point, 843-844-8822. Camping Otter Island Only.

Ashe, Beet, Warren, Big, Otter, phibìc & south Williman Islands and Buzzard Island

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Tillman Sand Ridge HP WMA Jasper County

All reptiles and amphibians room protected.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Small video game (including raccoon and also opossum)

Nov. 25-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Turtle Island WMA Jasper County

Waterfowl hunting is open on Wed. & Sat. During the waterfowl season.Marsh hen searching is open during the wetland hen season. Other small game hunting is closed. Deer searching is closed.

Victoria Bluff HP WMA Beaufort County

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Jan. 1

Statewide WMA Limits

Small game (including raccoon and also opossum)

Jan. 3-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel huntingShotguns only

Statewide Limits

Wateree river HP WMA Richland County

Data/use cards space only forced for every hunters. Completed cards must be returned everyday upon leaving the WMA.Quality Deer management AreaAntlered deer must have actually a minimum 4 points on one side or a minimum 12” within antler spread.Turkey searching by illustration only.

Deer Archery

Sept. 15-Oct. 9

Statewide WMA Limits

Deer tho Gun Hunts

Still total hunts by illustration only. Check out WMA public Lottery hunts top top WMA Regulations.

Other little Game (including raccoon and also opossum)

Jan. 3-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Bag Limits

Webb WMA Hampton County

Data/use cards are compelled for hunters, fishermen and all other WMA users. Completed cards must be returned everyday upon leaving Webb WMA.

Deer Hunts

Still hunts by illustration only. Watch WMA windy Lottery Hunts on WMA Regulations.

Hog Hunts (with dogs)

Aug. 26-28, Mar. 3-5, might 12-14, June 23-25, July 28-30

See WMA Reg. 2.16 top top WMA Regulations.

No Limit

Dove

Designated areas on certain days. Check out Public areas list ~ above pg 82-85.

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Quail

Jan. 8, 12, 22, 26, Feb. 2, 5, 16, 19. Shooting hours end 30 minute prior to main sunset

Statewide Limits

Other small Game

Nov. 25-27, Dec. 15-Mar. 1

No fox squirrel hunting

Statewide Limits

Raccoon & Opossum

Oct. 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, Nov. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 22-27, 30, Dec. 4, 7, 11, 14, Dec. 15-Mar. 1

On Saturdays prior to Dec. 15, hunters may not enter the WMA prior to 1 hour after main sunset.

Statewide Limits