S.C. statewide Youth Deer Day is Jan. 2, 2021

Youth Deer Day is coming up

South Carolina’s Youth Deer Day on all private lands and certain WMAs will occur after the regular deer season, on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.

Regulations for Youth Day are as follows:

  • For youth 17-years-old and younger.
  • Youth hunters who have not completed the hunter education program must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • No license or tag requirements for youth or adult on this designated youth day.
  • Adults may guide, however, only the youth may take or attempt to take deer.
  • Guns, primitive weapons or archery equipment are allowed.
  • Either-sex may be taken, bag limit two deer total.

As mentioned above, the Jan. 2, 2021 youth deer hunting will be allowed on certain WMAs normally open to deer hunting.

The following WMAs will NOT be open for youth hunting:

  • Bear Island
  • Crackerneck
  • Donnelley
  • Draper
  • Fant’s Grove
  • Keowee
  • McBee
  • Palachucola
  • Santee Coastal Reserve
  • Santee Cooper
  • Hatchery
  • Webb
  • Bonneau Ferry
  • Hamilton Ridge
  • Botany Bay Plantation
  • Wateree
  • Belfast
  • Oak Lea

Take advantage of this special opportunity to get a youth outdoors. Hunt safe, have fun, and good luck!

Visit SCDNR’s website for more info.

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