Regulations: 2016 - 2017

The game laws of South Carolina are enacted by state legislation. For this reason, legislative changes to the regulations can occur all the way into the end of June and the beginning of July. In order to provide the public with the most current regulations, the booklet for the 2017-2018 does not go to press until late in July and will not be available to the public until the middle of August 2017. Current regulations are valid until August 14, 2017.

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2015 - 2016 Official State Regulations Guide Cover

2016-2017 Hunting & Fishing Guide (file size 25MB)

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General Information



What's new in the Code of Law - (PDF)

SC Code of Laws and Regulations

Trapping and Commercial Fur Harvest Regulations

* Please Note: SCDNR has provided small downloadable Adobe PDF files. In order to accomplish this the original 2016-2017 SC Hunting and Fishing Regulations Guide has been modified and only includes certain topics from the 2016-2017 Hunting Laws and Regulations; therefore, page numbers will not correspond within the document.