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Turkey tags have been mailed! March 2, 2018

The bright orange bill of the American oystercatcher is a striking contrast to the gray-blue coastline in winter. (Photo: Erin Weeks/SCDNR)

SCDNR has mailed the seasonal wild turkey tags

If you requested turkey tags when you purchased your Big Game Permit, Sportsman's License, or Combination License, "Seasonal Wild Turkey Tags" should appear on your annual hunting license and you should have received your tags by mail.  If you have not yet received your tags, make sure you take the necessary steps to get them soon. 

All hunters, including youth, are required to have turkey tags in possession while hunting for wild turkey.

Youth, Lifetime and Senior/Gratis/Disability Licensees or individuals who did not request turkey tags at the time they purchased their license must request these free tags annually.

Tags are also available over the counter at SCDNR offices in Charleston, Clemson, Columbia (downtown and Farmers Market), Florence, and York.

Tags are not available at point-of-sale license vendors (Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods; etc.) or at SCDNR field offices not listed above.

If “Seasonal Wild Turkey Tags” appears in your list of privileges on your hunting license and you have not yet received tags in the mail, contact our license office at (803) 734-3833.

Please allow 5-7 days for the tags to arrive by mail once you’ve applied.

Turkey season opens statewide on private lands March 20 and on all WMA lands April 2.  Youth Turkey Hunting Days are March 17-18 on private lands and March 31 on WMA lands.  The season runs through May 5 statewide.

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Area Personnel Number
Coastal David Lucas 843-610-0096
Marine Erin Weeks 843-953-9845
Midlands Kyndel McConchie 803-917-0398
Upstate Greg Lucas 864-380-5201

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