Female youth hunters played big role on youth day
South Carolina’s youth hunters tested out the woods this past Saturday during youth day of the state’s Game Zones 3 & 4 2020 deer hunting season. It was a hot day, but it didn’t stop a number of young hunters from downing their first deer of the season.
Kahlei Morris of Aiken set the bar high with a 161-pound, 8-point buck in full velvet. She hauled the buck to the Skinning Shack in Aiken. This is sure to be a mount of a lifetime for the young lady hunter.
Before Morris showed up at the Skinning Shack with her buck, the appropriately-named Hunter Lee brought the first one of the day. It was his first buck, an 8-pointer in full velvet.
In Ridgeland, Jason Mock’s ganddaughter Braylyn took care of business on a nice velvet buck with a 225-yard shot.
Lots of smiles from youth hunters on Saturday
Seven-year-old Madelyn Hill of Givhans is another young lady that successfully pulled the trigger Saturday.
Nine-year-old Makenzie Lee of Chesterfield had a trail cam photo of a unique drop-tine buck. She was lucky enough to see the same buck on Saturday morning, and promptly put it on the ground for a successful start to the season.
In Effingham, youth hunter Bradley Barnes checked in a nice 8-point velvet buck to 301 Deer and Wild Hog Processing and Taxidermy.
Game Zones 3 & 4 open this weekend
It was a good start to South Carolina’s 2020 season. Next up, Game Zones 3 & 4 open up this Saturday, Aug. 15. Game Zone 3 hunters can use guns or archery equipment beginning Aug. 15. In Game Zone 4, it’s archery only from Aug. 15 – 31, with gun hunts starting on Sept. 1.
Game Zones 1 and 2 have a little bit longer to wait. Archery season begins in Zone 2 Sept. 15 – Sept. 30 after youth day on Sept. 12. Then it’s primitive weapons from Oct. 1 – Oct. 10. Gun hunts begin on Oct. 11. In Zone 1, youth day is Sept. 26. Oct. 1 – Oct. 10 is primitive weapons season, then gun season begins Oct. 11.
The regular deer season ends Jan. 1, 2021 for all of South Carolina’s game zones. Another youth-only day takes place Jan. 2.
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