South Carolina Hunting Season: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go


Hunting is a popular activity in South Carolina, with various hunting seasons throughout the year. But it can be difficult to keep track of when each season starts and ends. In this blog post, we’ll look at what hunting season it currently is in SC.

Deer Hunting Season

Deer hunting season is one of the most popular hunting seasons in SC, and it runs from August 15th to January 1st. During this time, hunters are allowed to hunt deer with firearms or archery equipment. It’s important for hunters to check their local regulations as there may be additional restrictions or requirements depending on where they plan to hunt.

Turkey Hunting Season

Turkey hunting season typically takes place during the spring months, from March 22nd through May 5th. Hunters are allowed to use shotguns or archery equipment during this time but must have a valid turkey permit before they can start their hunt.

Alligator Hunting Season

Alligator hunting season might not be for everyone, but for those who enjoy a more adventurous kind of hunt – now’s your chance! It begins September 11th and lasts until October 9th. During this time alligators may only be hunted by individuals who have obtained an alligator harvest tag through a random drawing administered by the SCDNR Wildlife Management Division.

Dove Hunting Season

Dove hunting season begins on September 4th and runs until November 6th as well as December18- Jan12.. Dove hunters are allowed to use both shotguns and archery equipment within regulated areas during legal shooting hours (12 p.m.- sunset) .


Now that you know what current hunting seasons are taking place in SC., don’t forget about licenses—the state requires that all hunters have a valid hunting license before taking part in any of the above-mentioned activities. Stay safe and enjoy the outdoors!