2012 - 2013 Deer Seasons on Public Lands

Game Zone 4

Game Zone 4

On WMA lands with designated check stations, all deer bagged must be checked at a check station. Deer bagged too late for reporting one day must be reported the following day. Unless otherwise specified by the department, only bucks (male deer) may be taken on all WMA lands. Male deer must have antlers visible two (2) inches above the hairline to be legally bagged on "bucks only" hunts. Male deer with visible antlers of less than two (2) inches above the hairline must be taken only on eithersex days or pursuant to permits issued by the department. A point is any projection at least one inch long and longer than wide at some location at least one inch from the tip of the projection. Antler spread is the greatest outside measurement (main beam or points) on a plane perpendicular to the skull. On WMA lands, man drives for deer or hogs are permitted between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM only, except that no man drives may be conducted on days designated by the department for taking deer of either-sex. On WMA lands, drivers participating in man drives are prohibited from carrying or using weapons. On WMA lands, in Game Zones 1 & 2 man drives will be permitted on the last four (4) scheduled either-sex days. A man drive is defined as an organized hunting technique involving two (2) or more individuals whereby an attempt is made to drive game animals from cover or habitat for the purpose of shooting, killing or moving such animals toward other hunters.

Deer either-sex days for gun hunts are as follows:

Additional WMA Regulations



Area County Still Hunting Rules/Regulations
Marsh Marion

Archery- Oct. 1-6 Either-Sex Limit: 1 deer per day

Archery and Muzzleloader- Oct. 8-20 Either-Sex Limit: 1 deer per day

Gun Hunts- Oct. 22- Nov. 17 Bucks Only Limt:1 deer per day

Hunters may not take more than 3 deer total

All visitors must sign in and out at the kiosk

No ATV’s

No buckshot

A portion of Marsh WMA is designated a youth special hunt area and is closed for hunting except for special draw hunts

Sand Hills State Forest Chesterfield

Archery- Sept. 15- Jan. 1 Either-Sex Limit: 2 per day, 3 deer total

Gun Hunts- Oct. 1-Jan. 1 Buck only Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan.1 Either-Sex Limit: 2 per day/10 deer total with no more than 5 bucks

No hunting within the boundary of the H. Cooper Black, Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area during scheduled field trails. Inquire at H. Cooper Black Jr. Headquarters about scheduled events or call 843-378-1555

Muzzleloaders may be used during all gun hunts.

No buckshot allowed.

Individual antlerless deer tags may be used on days not designated as Either-Sex after Sept. 15.

No man drives allowed.

McBee Chesterfield

Archery- Sept. 15- Nov. 24 Either-Sex Limt: 2 per day, 3 deer total

Gun Hunts- Oct. 1-Nov. 24 Buck only Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 Either-Sex Limit: 2 per day/10 deer total with no more than 5 bucks

No dogs during gun hunts.

No buckshot.

Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve Horry and Marion

Archery- Sept. 15-29 Buck only Limit: 1 buck per day Oct. 1-20, Dec. 17- Jan. 1 Either-Sex Limit: 1 deer per day

Archery and Muzzleloader- Oct. 22-27 Buck Only Limit: 1 buck per day Nov. 5-10 Either-Sex Limit: 1 deer per day

Gun Hunts- Nov. 12-24 Buck Only Limit: 1 buck per day

Hunters may not take more than 3 deer total from Little Pee Dee River Complex.

No buckshot or dogs allowed.

Pee Dee Station Site Florence

Archery- Oct. 1-6 Either-Sex Limit: 1 deer per day

Archery and Muzzleloader- Oct. 15-20, Nov. 5-10 Either-Sex Limit: 1 deer per day

 Hunters may not take more than 3 deer total from Pee Dee Station Site WMA.

Scouting days are Sept.

29-30, Oct. 13-14, Nov. 3-4

Must sign in and out at kiosk.

No buckshot or dogs allowed.

Woodbury Marion Archery- Sept. 15- Oct. 6 Either-Sex Limit: 1 deer per day

Archery and Muzzleloader- Oct. 8-20 Either Sex Limit: 1 deer per day

Gun Hunts- Oct. 22- Jan. 1 Buck only Oct 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 1 Either-Sex Limit: 1 deer per day

Quality Deer Management Area- Antlered deer must have at least 4 points on 1 side or a minimum 12-inch antler spread. A point must be at least 1 inch long measured from the nearest edge of main beam to the top of the point.

No more than 3 bucks total may be taken during all seasons combined regardless of method.

All visitors must sign in and out at the kiosk

No buckshot

No ATV’s allowed

 


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