2012 - 2013 Deer Seasons on Public Lands
Game Zone 1
On WMA lands with designated check stations, all deer bagged must be checked at a check station. Deer bagged too late for reporting one day must be reported the following day. Unless otherwise specified by the department, only bucks (male deer) may be taken on all WMA lands. Male deer must have antlers visible two (2) inches above the hairline to be legally bagged on “bucks only” hunts. Male deer with visible antlers of less than two (2) inches above the hairline must be taken only on eithersex days or pursuant to permits issued by the department. A point is any projection at least one inch long and longer than wide at some location at least one inch from the tip of the projection. Antler spread is the greatest outside measurement (main beam or points) on a plane perpendicular to the skull. On WMA lands, man drives for deer or hogs are permitted between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM only, except that no man drives may be conducted on days designated by the department for taking deer of either-sex. On WMA lands, drivers participating in man drives are prohibited from carrying or using weapons. On WMA lands, in Game Zones 1 & 2 man drives will be permitted on the last four (4) scheduled either-sex days. A man drive is defined as an organized hunting technique involving two (2) or more individuals whereby an attempt is made to drive game animals from cover or habitat for the purpose of shooting, killing or moving such animals toward other hunters.
Deer either-sex days for gun hunts are as follows:
- Game Zone 1:The first three Saturdays in November.
Archery Only - Oct. 1- Oct. 16, Oct. 31- Jan. 1 Either-Sex
Limit: Total 2 deer
|Stumphouse||Oconee||Game Zone 1 seasons, limits, rules and regulations apply||In order to fish or hunt Stumhouse WMA each adult (21 or older) must have at least one youth 17 or under accompanying them. Senior citizens over 65 years of age are exempted from accompanying a youth in order to fish. No motorized vehicles or horses allowed on property. Walk-in use only.|
|Caesars Head /
|Greenville||SC Dept. Parks, Recreation and Tourism special permit required. See Game Zone 1 WMA map for details|
|Long Creek Tract||Oconee||Game Zone 1 seasons, limits, rules and regulations apply|