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SCDNR News

Designated waterfowl hunting days for veterans/active duty military

February 4, 2021

Starting this year, South Carolina will hold Military Waterfowl Days for active-duty and veterans coinciding with state-designated Youth Waterfowl Days. This years' day will fall on Feb. 6 and Feb. 13.

Molly and Willie -- hunting buddies 'til the end. (Photo courtesy Molly Kneece)

Designated waterfowl hunting days for Youth and Military/Veterans in South Carolina are coming up Febrary 6 and 13, 2021. [SCDNR photo by David Lucas]

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) would like to remind veterans and active duty military who hunt on these dates that, in addition to a valid South Carolina hunting license, Migratory Bird Permit and a valid Federal Waterfowl Stamp, they should also have in their possession a Military ID in order to hunt.

Legal species for these hunts include: ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules. Daily and possession bag limits are the same as indicated for regular seasons, except scaup limit is two.

Frequently-asked questions:

I am a veteran/active-duty military. Do I have to be with youth to hunt on these days?

No, the Youth Waterfowl Days and the Active-Duty/Veteran Waterfowl Days fall on the same days, however, they are not related.

What can I hunt on these days?

Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules

What do I need to hunt?

Are there any other restrictions?

Daily and possession bag limits are the same as indicated for the regular season. The only exception to that is there is a scaup limit of two. Check complete season and bag limit information at: http://www.eregulations.com/southcarolina/huntingandfishing/general-migratory-bird-seasons-shooting-hours-bag-limits/

Media Contact: David Lucas, Public Information Coordinator