November 20, 2012
Dec. 1 designated youth waterfowl day
South Carolina’s waterfowl hunters will have an excellent opportunity to introduce the next generation of hunters to the sport of waterfowling this season. Dec. 1 has been designated as State Youth Day in South Carolina.
Only hunters 17 years of age or younger may hunt waterfowl (ducks and geese) on this day. The youth(s) must be accompanied by an adult of at least 21 years of age. The adult is not allowed to carry a gun or hunt, but must be properly licensed, including state and federal duck stamps. Youth who are 16 and 17 years of age who hunt on this day are not required to be licensed or have a state waterfowl stamp but must possess a Federal Waterfowl Stamp.
Feb. 2-3, 2012 are Federal Youth Days. Only hunters 15 years of age or younger may hunt waterfowl (ducks and geese) on these days. The youth(s) must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age. The adult is not allowed to carry a gun or hunt, and does not have to be licensed.
Shooting hours for late season duck hunting are uniform statewide. Hunters should take notice that DNR law enforcement officers will pay special attention to "late shooting violations" throughout South Carolina. Check local newspapers for sunrise and sunset times. Any South Carolina hunter born after June 30, 1979, must complete an approved hunter education course to purchase a hunting license.
Federally approved nontoxic shot (such as steel, bismuth-tin, tungsten-iron or tungsten-polymer) is required for all waterfowl hunting. The possession of lead shot is prohibited for all waterfowl hunting statewide.
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- Numerous Lowcountry small game hunting opportunities available
- Four teams compete in the 2nd Annual T.L. Hanna Invitational
- Dec. 1 designated youth waterfowl day
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- DNR stocks 16,000 redear sunfish in Savannah River
- Wild turkey reproduction drops slightly this summer
- DNR announces additional closing dates to two Upstate ranges
- Shrimp-baiting season closes Nov. 13 in S.C. waters
- South Carolina Conservation Bank funds six new land grant applications
- Youth coon hunt to be held in Travelers Rest on Saturday, Nov. 24
- Freshwater fishing trends
- Saltwater fishing trends
- S.C. weekly tidetable
- DNR video