Specific Hunting Criteria - Youth Age 17 & Younger

Date Location Contact Information
Turkey
March 28, 2015 Private Lands Statewide; Turkey tags required.
All WMA's normally open to turkey hunting except: Bear Island, Donnelley, Keowee, Santee Coastal Reserve, Santee Cooper, Hatchery Waterfowl Area, Bonneau Ferry, Belfast
Raccoon
September 13 (Game Zones 3-6);

October 11 (Game Zones 1-2)
Private Lands Only  
Squirrel
September 27 Private Lands Only  
Quail
November 22 Private Lands Only  
Rabbit
March 7, 2015 Private Lands Only  
Deer
January 3, 2015

Limit 2 deer total one antlerless; no tags required
Private Lands Statewide
All WMAs normally open to deer hunting except: Bear Island, Crackerneck, Donnelley, Draper, Fant's Grove, Keowee, McBee, Palachucola, Santee Coastal Reserve, Santee Cooper, Hatchery, Webb, Bonneau Ferry, Hamilton Ridge and Botany Bay Plantation.
Youth Dove
Open to youth only ages 17 and younger accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old. Adults may bring up to 2 youth and only the youth may shoot. No pre-registration required.
September 6 Abbeville County
USFS Power of Partnerships
For information call 864-223-2731.
September 6 Union County
USFS Herbert Dove Field
For information call 864-427-5140.
September 6 Newberry County SCDOT For information call 803-734-3886.
September 6 Draper WMA York County For information call 864-427-5140.
September 6 Sumter County Manchester State Forest Bland Field 1 For information call 803-734-3886.
September 6 Santee Cooper WMA Orangeburg County For information call 803-734-3886.
Selected Days Botany Bay Plantation WMA For information call Region 4 SCDNR 843-844-8957 or 843-869-2713.
Selected Days Bonneau Ferry WMA For information call 843-825-3388.
Youth Only Deer Draw Hunt

Selected Day in
November

Poinsett Gunnery Range
Sumter County
Applications available in September Region 3 SCDNR 803-734-3898 or download application.
Selected days
October - November
Upstate Private Areas (Cherokee, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union Counties) Region I SCDNR 864-427-5140. Call or write for application or download application. Application due by September 15.
October 4 Fants Grove WMA Applications available in early August. Call Clemson office at 864-654-1671 ext. 19 or download application.
Selected days
October - November
Belfast WMA Applications available August 20 through September 20. Call SCDNR office 803-734-3898 or download application.
Selected days
October - November
Moultrie Hunt Unit Applications available late August. Call Dennis Wildlife Center at 843-825-3388 or 843-761-8820.
Selected days Tibwin (Francis Marion Hunt Unit) Applications available early September. Call US Forest Service at 843-336-3248.
Selected days
October - November
Congaree Bluffs HP Applications available August 20 through September 20. Call SCDNR office 803-734-3898 or download application.
Selected days
October - November
Manchester State Forest Applications available August 20 through September 20. Call SCDNR office 803-734-3898 or download application.
Adult/Youth Deer, Turkey, Small Game
September 17 - December 31, buck only (Wednesday and Saturday only)

October 4, 11, 18, November 15, 22, 29, December 27, either-sex
Bluefield WMA Bluefield WMA is open only to youth 17 and younger who must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older. Adults may hunt also.

For information, call Dennis Wildlife Center at 843-825-3387.
Adult/Youth Deer, Small Game
September 17 - November 22, December 3-19 (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday only) and November 24-29, December 20 - January 1, either-sex Bonneau Ferry Area A For information, call Dennis Wildlife Center 843-825-3387.
Youth Only Raccoon
October Darlington County Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.
November Edgefield County Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.
November Union County Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.
November Georgetown County Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.
January 2015 Orangeburg County For applications call Region 3 SCDNR 803-734-3898. Applications due before the first Saturday in January.
January 2015 Colleton County Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.
South Carolina Youth Raccoon Hunting Championship
February or March 2015 Webb WMA Participants are selected by regional Qualifying hunts. For more information, call the Furbearer Project at 803-734-3609 or Webb WMA at 803-625-3569.
Draw Youth Turkey
Saturdays in April Santee Cooper, Donnelley, Bonneau Ferry, Belfast WMA Turkey applications available in late February Call Columbia office at 803-734-3886. Applications due in March.
Draw Youth Waterfowl
Saturdays during season Donnelley, Bonneau Ferry WMA, & Clemson WMA Applications available in October. Call Columbia office at 803-734-3609.