2021 Public Drawing Deer Hunts

Deadline to apply for deer lottery hunts is Sunday, August 15th at 5 PM.

Each of the deer lotteries operate independently and maintain separate preference points.

The "unrestricted" multi-site lottery application will cover hunting opportunities on Bear Island, Donnelley, and Bonneau Ferry WMA with no antler restrictions at these sites.

The other multi-site lottery application includes Belfast WMA, Botany Bay WMA, Hamilton Ridge WMA, Palachoucola WMA, Wateree River Heritage Preserve, and Webb WMA. Antler restrictions apply to these multi-site locations.

Apply for 2021 public drawing deer hunts.

The Webb gun lottery will be available this year, and it is the hunter’s responsibility to adhere to any necessary Covid precautions in order to protect themselves, other hunters, and DNR staff. If selected, you will be eating in the same room as other hunters and be lodging in the same room with other hunters not on your application. DNR reserves the right to assign rooms for lodging to minimize mixing of hunters. If you are not comfortable being housed with other hunters, you can select the non-draw option to just purchase a preference point for the year.

Apply for 2021 Public Drawing Deer Hunts

Deer Multi-site Application

Locations County Hunt Dates
Belfast WMA Laurens 10/11-13, 10/25-27, 11/8-10, 11/22-24,
Botany Bay WMA Charleston 10/18-20, 10/25-27, 11/8-10, 11/15-17, 12/6-8, 12/13-15
Hamilton Ridge WMA Hampton 10/21-23, 11/4-6, 11/11-13, 12/2-4, 12/9-11
Palachucola WMA Hampton 10/14-16, 10/28-30, 11/18-20, 12/2-4, 12/9-11
Wateree Heritage Preserve and WMA Richland 10/11-13, 10/25-27, 11/8-10, 11/22-24

Deer Unrestricted Multi-Site Application

Locations County Hunt Dates
Bear Island WMA Colleton 10/11-13, 10/18-20, 10/25-27
Bonneau Ferry WMA (Side A) Berkeley 10/7-9, 10/14-16, 10/21-23, 10/28-30, 11/4-6, 11/11-13, 11/18-20, 11/29-12/1, 12/6-8, 12/13-15, 12/20-22, 12/27-29
Donnelley WMA Colleton 10/4-6, 10/11-13, 10/18-20, 10/25-27, 11/1-3, 11/8-10, 11/15-17

Webb WMA Gun Hunt

Locations County Hunt Dates
Webb WMA Hampton 10/8-9, 10/15-16, 10/18-19, 10/22-23, 10/29-30, 11/8-9, 11/15-16, 11/19-20, 11/29-30, 12/3-4, 12/6-7, 12/13-14

Webb WMA Archery Hunt

Locations County Hunt Dates
Webb WMA Archery Hampton 11/4-6