South Carolina

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Government Lands: 9%

1,942,514 acres

Private Lands: 91%

18,550,584 acres

South Carolina

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Total whitetail deer Boone and Crockett records for South Carolina: 13

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3 Year Big Game Permit

Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, 3 Year or Lifetime Hunting License and tags required, valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $18

Annual Big Game Permit

Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, hunting license and tags required. Valid 1 year from date of purchase.

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $100

Deer Tags

Required in addition to a hunting license and big game permit to hunt deer. 11 tags total. 8 date specific antlerless deer tags and 3 unrestricted antlered (buck) tags.

Individual Antlerless Deer Tags (Optional)

Maximum 4 tags per hunter, hunting license and big game permit required, season dates apply.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $10

Restricted Antlered Deer Tags (Optional)

Maximum 2 tags per hunter, hunting license and big game permit required. Size restriction of 4 pts on one side or 12” inside minimum spread.

Resident: $5

Unrestricted Antlered Deer Tag

Maximum 1 tag. Must purchase $50.00 tag before additional antlered (buck) tags may be purchased. No size restriction on buck. Hunting license and big game permit required.

Nonresident: $50

Unrestricted Antlered Deer Tag

Maximum 1 tag. $50.00 unrestricted antlered tag required before this tag may be purchased. No size restriction on buck. Hunting license and big game permit required.

Nonresident: $20

Restricted Antlered Deer Tag

Maximum 2 tags. $50.00 unrestricted tag required before these tags may be purchased. Restrictions of 4 pts on one side or 12” inside minimum spread. Hunting license and big game permit required.

Nonresident: $20

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Bear

Total black bear Boone and Crockett records for South Carolina: 3

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3 Year Big Game Permit

Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, 3 Year or Lifetime Hunting License and tags required, valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $18

Annual Big Game Permit

Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, hunting license and tags required. Valid 1 year from date of purchase.

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $100

Bear Tag

Required to take a bear in addition to the required hunting license and big game permit season dates apply, see page 117 for application. Youth 15 years old or younger are required to obtain Youth Tags for bear from SCDNR designated offices at no cost.

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $100

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Hog

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Alligator

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Alligator Lottery Application

Required to participate in drawing. Must be 16 years or older to apply.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Alligator Tag

Resident: $100 | Nonresident: $100

Nonresident Alligator Hunting Fee

Required for all non-residents to hunt alligators in addition to an alligator tag.

Nonresident: $200

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Turkey

Total NWTF turkey records for South Carolina: 513

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3 Year Big Game Permit

Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, 3 Year or Lifetime Hunting License and tags required, valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $18

Annual Big Game Permit

Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, hunting license and tags required. Valid 1 year from date of purchase.

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $100

Turkey Tags

Required in addition to a hunting license and big game permit. Tags issued in person at SCDNR offices only. Tags can be requested online, through the call center or at a license sales vendor. Tags must be in your possession before hunting turkey.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $100

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Coyote

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Bobcat

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Fox

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Grouse

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Quail

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Duck

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Migratory Bird Permit (HIP)

Season dates apply, hunting license required. Expires June 30, 2019.

Migratory Waterfowl Permit

Season dates apply, Migratory Bird Permit required, Federal Duck Stamp required.

Resident: $5.50 | Nonresident: $5.50

Federal Waterfowl Stamp

Season dates apply, State Migratory Waterfowl Permit required to use in SC. The electronic federal duck stamp is valid for 45 days from date of purchase. Your stamp will be mailed within 45 days. Price includes $1.50 processing fee for the USFW vendor.

Resident: $27.50 | Nonresident: $27.50

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Goose

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Migratory Bird Permit (HIP)

Season dates apply, hunting license required. Expires June 30, 2019.

Migratory Waterfowl Permit

Season dates apply, Migratory Bird Permit required, Federal Duck Stamp required.

Resident: $5.50 | Nonresident: $5.50

Federal Waterfowl Stamp

Season dates apply, State Migratory Waterfowl Permit required to use in SC. The electronic federal duck stamp is valid for 45 days from date of purchase. Your stamp will be mailed within 45 days. Price includes $1.50 processing fee for the USFW vendor.

Resident: $27.50 | Nonresident: $27.50

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Dove

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Migratory Bird Permit (HIP)

Season dates apply, hunting license required. Expires June 30, 2019.

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76

Rabbit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3 Year State Hunting License

Resident: $36

Annual State Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $125

10 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $75

3 Day State Hunting License

Nonresident: $40

3 Year Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license or Lifetime Hunting License required. Valid 3 years from date of purchase.

Resident: $91.50

Annual Wildlife Management Area

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.

Resident: $30.50 | Nonresident: $76