SC Game Zones 1 & 2 hold youth turkey season this weekend

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9-year-old Eli Mixson killed his first turkey recently in SC's lower part of the state. Youth season in Game Zones 1 & 2 runs March 27 - 28, 2021.

Youth hunters allowed to kill one turkey during the weekend season

This weekend, March 27 – 28, is youth season for wild turkeys throughout the state’s Game Zones 1 and 2. Youths 17-years-old and younger can hunt in these game zones, and they do not need a license or turkey tags during the weekend.

Adults may accompany the youth hunters, but only the youth hunters may take or attempt to take a turkey. Youth who have not completed the hunter education program MUST be accompanied by someone at least 21-years-old.

During the youth season, successful youth hunters are not required to submit their harvest through SC Game Check. The limit for the weekend is one turkey, which must be counted toward the youth hunter’s overall 2021 season limit.

SC WMA lands open to turkey hunters April 1

The regular 2021 turkey hunting season in Game Zones 1 and 2 will open April 1 and close on May 10.

In Game Zones 3 and 4, which held their youth season last weekend, the regular season is in full swing. Hunters all across both zones have experienced successful hunts. The season in these zones stays in through April 30.

Statewide, WMA lands that allow turkey hunting will be open to hunters April 1 – April 30.

The statewide limit for South Carolina resident hunters is three gobblers, no more than one per day. Residents are also restricted to one gobbler in Game Zones 1 and 2 from April 1 – 10. In Game Zones 3 and 4, resident hunters may kill no more than one from March 22 – 31.

For nonresidents, the limit is two per season, no more than one per day. Nonresidents are also bound by the same one gobbler limit during the appropriate time frames mentioned in the previous paragraph.

For more information on the 2021 South Carolina turkey hunting season, click here.

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