Private Property Night Hunting Notice and Registration

From the last day of February to July 1, upon notification to the SCDNR at least 48 hours in advance, hogs, coyotes, and armadillos may be hunted at night with or without the aid of bait, electronic calls, artificial lights, and night vision devices using any legal firearm, bow, or crossbow.  Notice to the SCDNR is required once per season for each property and the names, dates of birth, and hunting license numbers of each person participating in the hunt must be made available for registration.  Applicants will be asked to provide information regarding the location of the property including road names and numbers that border the property.  Hunters using center-fire rifles during this time must be at an elevated position at least 10 feet from the ground.  Persons convicted of certain offenses within the last 5 years are ineligible to participate.


Thank you for your interest in registering for night hunting; however, the registration process is CLOSED for the remainder of 2016. Individuals interested in night hunting will be able to register for the activity next year in January of 2017.