For those seeking the thrill of the hunt, now is a grand time to start or rekindle an old pastime. With cooler temperatures and the exodus of tourists also comes the fall hunting season, a perfect time for outdoorsman to track deer, doves and other game. Whether you’re an avid hunter or interesting in becoming one, there’s much to know before packing the truck with ammunition and bows.
Hunting in South Carolina takes place on both public and private lands. Both have their own regulations, seasons and costs, which are determined by the property owners and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).
Deer season, always popular, is in full swing on private lands. It started on Aug. 15 and goes through Jan. 1. Gun and bow hunting is allowed during the entire season.