Youth Hunting Applications - 2017-2018 Youth Only Public Lottery Waterfowl Hunts

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Public Waterfowl
Lottery Hunt Information

Application Instructions (PDF)

Apply for Youth Waterfowl Hunts

Hunt Sites

  1. Transportation, blinds and decoys are furnished on Bear Island, Broad River, Clemson Waterfowl Area, Donnelley, Sandy Beach, Beaverdam and Bonneau Ferry WMAs.
  2. Only transportation and blinds are provided at Santee Coastal The Cape WMA.
  3. Hunting from banks or dikes is NOT allowed.
  4. Chest waders and flashlights are necessary on all sites.
  5. Hunters must report to the check station at 5:00 a.m. E.S.T. on all areas. Shooting hours are one-half hour before official sunrise to 11:00 a.m.
  6. The use of retrievers is strongly recommended. All dogs must be kept on a leash when not hunting. While hunting, retrievers must remain in close proximity to the hunter except during actual retrieving. Hunters are limited to one dog per blind.
  7. Nontoxic shot (steel, bismuth or other Federally approved shot) is required on all areas. Each hunter will be limited to 25 shells, 10 gauge or larger guns are not allowed.

Due to time restraints on the DNR sales page, make sure you have each applicants' customer number and date of birth or their last name, date of birth and last four of their social security number. If an error message comes up for anyone, they most likely have multiple accounts. Please contact Patty Castine at 803-734-3609 if you have any problems. Also be sure to write down your sites and dates prior to entering the DNR sales page. Make sure you have time to complete your application. If you walk away and come back you will be timed out and will have to enter all of your information all over again.

Hunt Site Waterfowl Areas County Hunt Dates
Site #1 Bear Island Colleton 2/3/18
Site #2 Beaverdam Anderson 2/3/18, 2/10/18
Site #3 Bonneau Ferry Berkeley 11/25/17, 12/9/17, 12/17/17, 12/23/17, 12/30/17, 1/6/18, 1/13/18, 1/20/18, 1/27/18, 2/10/18
Site #4 Broad River Fairfield 2/3/18
Site #5 Clemson Waterfowl Area Anderson 12/16/17, 1/6/18, 1/13/18, 1/20/18, 1/27/18, 2/3/18, 2/10/18
Site #6 Donnelley Colleton 12/9/17, 12/16/17, 12/30/17, 1/13/18, 1/20/18, 1/27/18, 2/3/18
Site #7 Sandy Beach Berkeley 2/3/18, 2/10/18
Site #8 Santee Coastal - Murphy Island Charleston 2/3/18
Site #9 Santee Coastal - The Cape Charleston 2/3/18

The above Hunt Site Information is also available as a downloadable PDF document.