Turkey Lottery Hunt Sites and Dates

Deadline to apply for turkey lottery hunts is Monday,
March 2nd at 5 PM

Turkey Multi-site Application

Location Date of Hunts
Belfast WMA April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Bonneau Ferry WMA April 8, 15, 22, 29
Donnelley WMA April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and May 5
Santee Cooper WMA April 8, 15, 22, 29
Wateree River Heritage Preserve April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Turkey YOUTH Multi-site Application

Location Date of Hunts
Belfast WMA March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2
Bonneau Ferry WMA April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2
Donnelley WMA March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2
Santee Cooper WMA April 4, 11, 18, 25
Wateree River Heritage Preserve March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2

TURKEY TAGS ARE NO LONGER FREE. In addition to the required hunting license and big game permit, all turkey hunters, including youth, are required to have turkey tags in possession while hunting except on the designated youth days. The fee for a SC resident is $5 per set of three (3) tags and for a nonresident $100 per set of two (2) tags. Youth under sixteen and Lifetime/Senior/ Gratis/Disability licensees may receive a free set of tags by request annually. Tags may be purchased on-line, by phone or at license vendors and will be mailed beginning in mid-February. Tags will also be available over the counter at SCDNR regional offices starting in late February. These new fees were established by legislation passed by the SC General Assembly in 2019. The fees will provide a source of funding for the tagging program, wild turkey research, data collection, habitat management and enforcement. Previously there was no dedicated source of funding for SCDNR’s wild turkey program.


Apply Online for Turkey Lottery Hunt

For questions contact Emily Kearse at 803-734-3887 or kearsee@dnr.sc.gov.