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Game Zone MapSouth Carolina is divided into eleven game zones, as defined on the map to the right.

DNR sets and regulates the methods of harvest, bag limits and other requirements for hunting on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) and for deer on private lands within games zones 1, 2 and 4. This area encompasses the upstate counties and includes the Mountain, Central and Western Piedmont hunt units.

The SC General Assembly establishes seasons, limits and methods for private land in all of the other game zones (3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11), which encompass the midlands and lower coastal counties. DNR regulates WMA lands within these counties and is responsible for law enforcement statewide.


Game Zone 1 Mountain Hunt Unit: Oconee, Pickens & Greenville counties north of Norfolk Southern Railroad
Game Zone 2 Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry, McCormick and Saluda counties and Oconee, Pickens & Greenvillle Counties south of Norfolk Southern Railroad Only
Game Zone 3 Aiken, Lexington and Richland counties
Game Zone 4 Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York counties
Game Zone 5 Chesterfield, Kershaw and Malboro counties
Game Zone 6 Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties
Game Zone 7 Dillon and Horry counties
Game Zone 8 Darlington, Lee and Sumter counties
Game Zone 9 Clarendon, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties
Game Zone 10 Florence and Marion counties
Game Zone 11 Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Jasper and Hampton counties

Please refer to the rules and regulations for bags limits, hunting private lands and Wildlife Management Area before you hunt.

 

 

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