Mourning Dove Seasons and Bag Limits 2016 - 2017

Private Lands

Species Open Dates

(All dates inclusive)
Shooting Hours Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Mourning Dove Sept. 3, 2016 - October 15, 2016

Nov. 12, 2016 - Nov. 26, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017
12 Noon until Sunset (Sept. 3, 2016 - Sept. 5, 2016)

1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset (Remainder of Season)
12 36

WMA Public Dove Fields 2016 - 2017

Dove Management Area Regulations

The following fields are open on a first-come basis. A Wildlife Management Area permit is required for all fields. Please consider the other hunters as well as the landowners whose cooperation makes these fields possible. Signs will be placed along roads directing hunters to the fields. All federal and state laws apply. Fields are open only on days and times indicated. Fields denoted by an asterisk (*) require hunters to sign in (not before 12:00 noon) and sign out on all hunts. No species other than mourning doves and Eurasian collared doves may be hunted during scheduled dove hunts. Please remove all litter, including spent shell hulls, from fields when leaving!

Don't forget to get a Migratory Bird Permit from your license vendor – it's required but it's free!

Youth Dove field information

Bag Limit: Mourning Doves: 12 doves per day. No limit on Eurasian collared doves.

All Hunters Please Note! The following special regulations apply to ALL Wildlife Management Area Public Dove Fields:

Public Dove Fields - Listed by County

County Property Name Game Zone
Abbeville Power of Partnerships Field - Bass Road(US Forest Service) 2
Aiken * Crackerneck WMA Public Dove Field(US Department of Energy) 3
Anderson Fant's Grove WMA Public Dove Field(Clemson University) 2
Berkeley * Bonneau Ferry WMA Youth Only Dove Field 3
Berkeley * Canal WMA Dove Field(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) 3
Charleston Botany Bay Plantation WMA 3
Cherokee * Gaffney Dove Field(Gaffney Board of Public Works) 2
Chester Worthy Bottoms(US Forest Service) 2
Chesterfield Wilkes Chapel Field (SC Forestry Commission – Sand Hills State Forest) 4
Chesterfield Davis Field, Sand Hills State Forest (SC Forestry Commission – Sand Hills State Forest) 4
Clarendon * Santee Dam WMA(Santee Cooper) 4
Clarendon * Oak Lea WMA(SC Forestry Commission) 4
Colleton Donnelley WMA 3
Darlington DeWitt Property 4
Florence Pee Dee Station Site Public Dove Field(Santee Cooper) 4
Georgetown Samworth WMA 4
Hampton * Webb Center Public Dove Field 3
Laurens * Cliff Pitts WMA Dove Field 2
Laurens * Gray Court Dove Field 2
Lexington Hallman Field 3
Marlboro Lake Wallace WMA 4
McCormick * Bordeaux Work Center Field(US Army Corps of Engineers) 2
McCormick Parksville Dove Field(US Army Corps of Engineers) 2
McCormick Plum Branch Dove Field(US Army Corps of Engineers) 2
Newberry McCullough Field(SCDOT) 2
Newberry Belfast WMA Dove Field 2
Oconee Piedmont Forestry Center(SC Forestry Commission) 1
Oconee Long Creek Tract(US Forest Service) 1
Oconee Ross Mtn. Field(US Forest Service) 1
Orangeburg * Santee Cooper WMA(Santee Cooper) 3
Pickens Causey Tract Dove Field, Gravely WMA(Clemson University) 1
Pickens Jocassee Gorges - Cane Creek Field 1
Pickens DNR Property - Pickens Rifle Range 2
Saluda Saluda River Field(SCE&G) 2
Spartanburg * Cherokee Springs Field(Spartanburg County Parks Dept.) 2
Spartanburg * Santee Cooper Dove Field 2
Sumter * Bland Field(SC Forestry Commission - Manchester State Forest) 4
Sumter * Tuomey Fields (A and B)(SC Forestry Commission) 4
Union * Thurmond Dove Field 2
Union * Herbert Field(US Forest Service) 2
Union * Sedalia Dove Field(US Forest Service) 2
York Draper Tract 2
York Worth Mountain WMA 2