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South Carolina Hunting Seasons (Updated)

October 4, 2019

South Carolina Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the South Carolina Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for South Carolina?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The South Carolina hunting season dates listed below apply to Public Lands Only. Private lands have different season dates which you may easily check by following the links provided below in each game animal section.

South Carolina provides the hunter with a wide range of hunting opportunities during hunting season. some of the game animals include the following:-

Deer, Bear, Alligator, Turkey Hogs plus a range of small game and game birds.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

South Carolina

Deer Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Deer (Firearms) Oct 11-16 and Oct 31-Jan 1
Deer (Primitive Weapons) Oct 1-10
Deer (Bow) Sept 16-Dec 21
Deer (Youth) Aug 10 – Sept 14, Sept 28 –  Jan 4

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Please check all zones and private land dates as South Carolina has many differing hunting season dates.

South Carolina

Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Public WMA’s Apr 1 -May 5 (2020)
Youth Mar 28 (2020)

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

 South Carolina

Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Hogs Jan 2 – June 27 (2020)
Fox (firearms) Nov 28 – Feb 29
Raccoon & Opossum (Firearms) Sept 16 – Feb 29
Bobcat Nov 28 – Feb 29
Rabbit (Firearms) Nov 28 – Feb 29
Squirrel (Firearms) Oct 1 – Feb 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. As with other species in South Carolina dates can vary with individual hunting zones for small game hunting. Hogs and Coyote are Open All Year on private lands.

South Carolina

Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Quail (Firearms) nov 25 – Feb 29
Ducks Nov 23 – Nov 30 & Dec 12 – Jan 31
Doves Sept 2-Oct 12, Nov 16-30 & Dec 28-Jan 30
Canada Geese Sept 1-30, Nov 23-30, Dec 12-Jan 31 &

Feb 14 -29

White Fronted Geese Nov 23-Nov 30, Dec 12-Jan 31, Feb 14 -29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

South Carolina

Black Bear Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Black Bear (No Dogs) Oct 17-23
Black Bear (with Dogs) Oct 24 – 30

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

Good Luck!!

Paul

Walk Little……..Look Lots

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