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Hunting in South Carolina: 3 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for Adults

By    |   Saturday, 30 May 2015 02:58 PM

South Carolina welcomes hunters of all ages. Whether you want to bag a prized black bear or white-tailed deer, or you prefer smaller game such as birds, state regulations require you to obtain a hunting license.

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Once you qualify for the necessary permits, you can take advantage of the state’s wildlife and waterfowl management areas and other public hunting grounds.

According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, you must follow these requirements when seeking a hunting permit in South Carolina.

1. You must complete hunter education.
Anyone born after June 30, 1979, must complete a hunter education course, unless they’ve taken one in another state. You can take an eight-hour classroom course led by an instructor or an online self-study class. Both require you to pass an exam at the end of the course. The instructor-led course is free, but the self-study option is provided by a third-party vendor with a fee of $19.50 as of May 2015.

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2. You must provide the necessary documentation.
To purchase a hunting license, you’ll need to provide a driver’s license or state-issued identification card, your hunter education card and your Social Security number. To qualify for the resident hunting license, which is cheaper than that for nonresidents, you can prove residency by showing your South Carolina driver’s license or identification card. You can also show your military ID card as proof of full-time military duty in the state, or your university identification card as proof of your status as a full-time college student in the state.

3. You might need additional permits.
A South Carolina license isn’t enough to hunt some species. If you want to hunt migratory birds or migratory waterfowl, for example, you must obtain a separate permit for each. You must also apply for a tag to hunt bear or antlerless deer. Some species, such as wild turkey, black bear, and white-tailed deer, also require you to purchase a big game permit.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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