2021-2022 Youth Only Waterfowl Lottery Hunt Information

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  1. For all hunt sites, bring only what you can carry.
  2. Transportation and decoys are furnished on Bear Island, Broad River, Donnelley, Sandy Beach, Beaverdam and Bonneau Ferry WMAs. Trasportation only is furnished at Santee Coastal - The Cape. Hunters are limited to one bag of decoys per party. Marsh stools are highly recommended.
  3. Hunting from banks or dikes is not allowed.
  4. Chest waders and flashlights are necessary on all sites.
  5. Hunters must report to the check station by 5:00 a.m. E.S.T. on all sites except Beaverdam WMA where the check-in time is 5:30 a.m. E.S.T.
  6. Shooting hours are one-half hour before official sunrise to 11:00 a.m.
  7. The use of retrievers is strongly recommended. All dogs must be kept on a leash when not hunting. While hunting, retrievers must remain in close proximity to the hunter except during actual retrieving. Hunters are limited to one dog per party.
  8. Nontoxic shot (steel, bismuth or other Federally approved shot) is required on all areas. Each hunter will be limited to 25 shells; 10 gauge or larger guns are not allowed.
  9. Alcohol is prohibited. Participation in the hunt constitutes consent to search of persons and their belongings. Any violation of any law or WMA regulation may result in immediate dismissal from the hunt.
  10. Geese can be taken at all sites on those dates that fall within the established goose season for that area of the state where your selected hunt site is located.

County: Colleton

  • Report to the check station no later than 5:00 a.m. for mandatory orientation. Blinds, decoys and transportation will be provided.

Directions: Proceed on US Hwy 17 in Colleton County to the intersection of State Secondary Road S-15-26 (Bennett's Point Road) located 3 miles east of Green Pond and 8 miles west of Jacksonboro. Continue approximately 13 miles on S-15-26. After crossing the Ashepoo River, proceed approximately 2 miles and turn left into the Bear Island WMA entrance (TiTi Road). Follow this dirt road to the check station.

County: Anderson

  • Report to the check station no later than 5:30 a.m. for mandatory orientation.

Directions: Located in Anderson County, SC two miles southwest of Townville on McAdams Rd.

County: Berkeley

  • Report to the check station no later than 5:00 a.m. for mandatory orientation. Blinds, decoys and transportation will be provided.

Directions: From Hwy 52 in Moncks Corner, take Hwy 402 South towards Cordesville for approximately 9 miles until you cross the railroad tracks in Cordesville; the main entrance to Bonneau Ferry WMA will be on the right (about a mile past the railroad tracks). After turning right at the main entrance onto Bonneau Ferry Rd. (dirt road) continue 3.5 miles to its end, continue through a gate, and meet at the picnic shelter.

County: Fairfield

  • Report to the check station no later than 5:00 a.m. for mandatory orientation. Blinds, decoys and transportation will be provided.

County: Anderson

  • Report to the check station no later than 5:00 AM. Blinds and decoys will be provided.

Directions: The Clemson Waterfowl Area is located on Fants Grove WMA near Pendleton, SC. Go west on Highway 76/28 from Anderson or east from Clemson. Turn across from Tri-County Tech on Woodburn Road (left if from Anderson, right if coming from Clemson). Go 1.25 miles, turn left into pasture on dirt road. Garrison Arena is on the right. There is a sign at the entrance to the road. Follow the dirt road to the shed where you will meet SCDNR personnel.

County: Colleton

  • Report to the check station no later than 5:00 a.m. for mandatory orientation. Blinds, decoys and transportation will be provided.

Directions: Donnelley is located in Colleton County approximately 40 miles south of Charleston and 15 miles east of Walterboro, SC near Hwy 17. To reach the check station from Hwy 17, turn onto Bennett’s Point Road (SC-26) and proceed approximately 4 miles to the marked entrance of the gravel road to the area. The check station is located 2 miles from the intersection.

County: Berkeley

  • Report to the check station no later than 5:00 a.m. for mandatory orientation. Blinds, decoys and transportation will be provided.

Directions: From St. Stephen, take Hwy 45 West – travel about 8.75 miles. Turn left onto Sandy Beach Road, which is just across from a fire tower. Continue down Sandy Beach Road for 3.75 miles until you get to the equipment shed (along the way you’ll cross the dike at a large power-line right-of-way where the road will jog right then left).

If you are coming from the Cross area, heading East on Hwy 45 toward St. Stephen, your turn-off for Sandy Beach Road will be on your right, about 6.75 miles after you cross the Diversion Canal. Continue down Sandy Beach Road for 3.75 miles until you get to the equipment shed (along the way you’ll cross the dike at a large power-line right-of-way where the road will jog right then left).

County: Charleston

  • Report to the check station no later than 5:00 a.m. for mandatory orientation. Hunters must furnish decoys. Transportation will be provided. Marsh stools encouraged.

Directions: Proceed on US Hwy 17 south from Georgetown. After crossing the South Santee River Bridge, turn left on the first paved road (South Santee Road). Travel 1.3 miles and turn left on Santee Gun Club Road (dirt road) at the sign indicating Santee Coastal Reserve WMA. Do not turn off of this road. Follow the signs to the check station, a distance of 3.2 miles.

County: Charleston

  • Report to the check station no later than 4:30 a.m. for mandatory orientation. Hunters must furnish decoys. Transportation will be provided. Marsh stools encouraged.

Directions: Proceed on US Hwy 17 south from Georgetown. After crossing the South Santee River Bridge, turn left on the first paved road (South Santee Road). Travel 1.3 miles and turn left on Santee Gun Club Road (dirt road) at the sign indicating Santee Coastal Reserve WMA. Do not turn off of this road. Follow the signs to the check station, a distance of 3.2 miles.

County: Richland

  • Report to the check station no later than 5:00 AM for mandatory orientation. Hunters must furnish decoys. Blinds and transportation will not be provided.

Directions: From Columbia, proceed East on US Highway 378 for approximately 15 miles in Richland County cross over US Highway 601 and continue for another 2 miles until you come to Goodwill Baptist Church. After Goodwill Baptist Church take a left onto Goodwill Road. Continue on Goodwill Road for about 200 yards and the kiosk will be on the right side of the road.

The above Hunt Site Information is also available as a downloadable PDF document.

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