Turkey Lottery Hunt Sites and Dates

Deadline to Apply for Turkey Lottery Hunts is Wednesday, March 3rd at 5 PM

Turkey Multi-site Application

Location Date of Hunts
Belfast WMA April 7, 14, 21, and 28
Bonneau Ferry WMA April 7, 14, 21, and 28
Donnelley WMA April 1, 7, 14, 21, and 28
Santee Cooper WMA April 7, 14, 21, and 28
Wateree River Heritage Preserve April 7, 14, 21, and 28

Turkey YOUTH Multi-site Application

Location Date of Hunts
Belfast WMA March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24
Bonneau Ferry WMA April 3, 10, 17, and 24
Donnelley WMA March 27, April 3, 10, 17, and 24
Santee Cooper WMA April 3, 10, 17, and 24
Wateree River Heritage Preserve March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24

TURKEY TAGS ARE NO LONGER FREE. In addition to the required hunting license and big game permit, all turkey hunters, including youth, are required to have turkey tags in possession while hunting except on the designated youth days. The fee for a SC resident is $5 per set of three (3) tags and for a nonresident $100 per set of two (2) tags. Youth under sixteen and Lifetime/Senior/ Gratis/Disability licensees may receive a free set of tags by request annually. Tags may be purchased on-line, by phone or at license vendors and will be mailed beginning in mid-February. Tags will also be available over the counter at SCDNR regional offices starting in late February. These new fees were established by legislation passed by the SC General Assembly in 2019. The fees will provide a source of funding for the tagging program, wild turkey research, data collection, habitat management and enforcement. Previously there was no dedicated source of funding for SCDNR's wild turkey program.

March 27, 2021 is the Statewide Youth Hunt Day on Wildlife Management Areas. No license or tags required for youth or adult on these designated youth days. Adult may call or guide, however, only the youth may take or attempt to take.


Apply Online for Turkey Lottery Hunt

For questions contact Emily Kearse at 803-734-3887 or kearsee@dnr.sc.gov.