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Hunting in South Carolina: 4 Animals To Hunt Year-Round

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Hunting in South Carolina consists primarily of official hunting seasons, during which specific species are open to hunt. However, the state allows year-round hunting of a few animals, some of which are considered nuisance species.

All other state and federal hunting regulations apply when hunting these animals. You must have a current South Carolina hunting license and abide by laws stating what kinds of weapons you can use and properties where you can hunt.

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If you’re seeking year-round hunting opportunities in South Carolina, consider the following animals.

Feral Hog
You may hunt the feral hog, considered a nuisance animal, all year on private land and may use most weapons during the daytime. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said the hog competes with native species, damages plants and crops, and poses a threat to public health and to the health of other animals. According to Clemson University, wild hogs cost the state tens of millions of dollars each year. In addition, this animal can spread disease to both humans and animals. In fact, the DNR advised anyone handling the carcass of a wild hog to wear rubber gloves and something to protect their eyes. The wild pig can transmit swine brucellosis to humans. This disease, which causes flu-like symptoms, is carried by many of the state’s wild pig populations.

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Coyote and Armadillo (Private Land)
South Carolina allows the hunting of coyotes year-round on private land as long as you have a hunting license. You may hunt both animals during daylight and nighttime hours and may use bait and electronic calls. You also may hunt using dogs all year on private land, but some wildlife management areas prohibit the use of dogs when hunting coyote and armadillo. In wildlife management areas, you can’t hunt these two animals at night and can only use weapons allowed during the current hunting season.

Beaver
Hunting beaver is allowed all year on private land, and there is no daily or seasonal bag limit. You may only hunt this rodent during certain seasons in wildlife management areas, however. The DNR said the beaver is found in portions of all 46 counties in the state.

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

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