Specific Hunting Criteria - Youth Age 17 & Younger

Date Location Contact Information
Turkey
March 12-13, 2016 Private Lands Statewide; Turkey tags required.
March 26, 2016 All WMAs normally open to turkey hunting except: Bear Island, Donnelley, Keowee, Santee Coastal Reserve, Santee Cooper, Hatchery Waterfowl Area, Bonneau Ferry, Belfast, Wateree River HP
Raccoon
September 12 Private Lands Only  
Squirrel
September 26 Private Lands Only  
Quail
November 21 Private Lands Only  
Rabbit
March 5, 2016 Private Lands Only  
Deer
January 2, 2016

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 5 Abbeville County
USFS Power of Partnerships
For information call 864-223-2731.
September 5 Union County
USFS Herbert Dove Field
For information call 864-427-5140.
September 5 Newberry County SCDOT For information call 803-734-3886.
September 5 Draper WMA York County For information call 864-427-5140.
September 5 Sumter County Manchester State Forest Bland Field 1 For information call 803-734-3886.
September 5 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 843-825-3387.
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 3 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 16-Dec. 30 buck only (Wed. & Sat. only)

October 3, 10, 17, November 14, 21, 28, December 26 either-sex
Bluefield WMA Open only to youth 17 years of age or younger accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age. Youth hunters must carry a firearm and hunt. Adults may also carry a firearm and hunt.

For information, call Dennis Wildlife Center at 843-825-3387.
Adult/Youth Deer
September 16 - November 21, December 2-19 (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday only) and November 23-28, December 21 - January 1, either-sex Bonneau Ferry Area B Statewide WMA Limits

For information, call Dennis Wildlife Center 843-825-3387.
Adult/Youth Small Game (including raccoon and opossum. No fox squirrel or fox hunting.)
January 2 - March 1 Bonneau Ferry Area A & B Game Zone 3 Limits

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 2016 Orangeburg County For applications call Region 3 SCDNR 803-734-3898. Applications due before the first Saturday in January.
January 2016 Colleton County Contact Columbia SCDNR office for information at 803-734-3609.
South Carolina Youth Raccoon Hunting Championship
February or March 2016 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 during WMA season 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.