SC Fishing and Hunting License Pricing

Military Personnel in SC

Military personnel and their dependents stationed in SC for thirty days or longer, or who are domiciled in this state, are eligible for resident privileges. Valid military identification must be presented when applying.

Active duty or military personnel who are residents of SC stationed outside of the state and home on leave, may upon presentation of their earnings and leave statement (which must declare SC as their home state), be allowed to fish and hunt throughout the state without purchasing a hunting, freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license. Permits are required to hunt big game, migratory birds, migratory waterfowl and hunt on WMA lands. Tags are required to hunt antlerless deer and turkey, use non-game fish devices or for taking shrimp over bait.

Duration Type of License Price Notes, Prerequisites
3 Year Wildlife Management Area $91.50 Required to hunt on WMA lands, statewide hunting license or lifetime hunting license required, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year.
Annual Wildlife Management Area $30.50 Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required.
3 Year Big Game Permit $18.00 Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, statewide hunting license or lifetime hunting license required, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year.
Annual Big Game Permit $6.00 Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, hunting license required.
Season Migratory Bird Permit (HIP) No Cost Season dates apply, hunting license required.
Season Migratory Waterfowl Permit (formerly State Duck Stamp) $5.50 Season dates apply, hunting license and migratory bird permit required, Federal duck stamp required.

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Social Security Number - The disclosure of your social security number or alien identification number is required to obtain SC hunting and fishing licenses. This complies with SC Code of Laws Section 63-14-1080 and Federal law 42 USCA 666(a)(13), which requires a licensing agency to provide this information to the Child Support Enforcement Unit of the Department of Social Services to establish, modify and enforce child support orders.

License in Possession - All licenses, permits, stamps and tags must be in possession of privilege holder while engaging in activities for which privilege documents were issued. Identification indicating name and address must also be in possession of privilege holder. Persons hunting on their own lands are required to have all applicable licenses, permits, stamps or tags in their possession.

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