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Bear season in Game Zone 4 is closed due to the harvest quota being reached

October 27, 2022

The 2022 season for bear in Game Zone 4 is closed as of Wednesday, October 26, 2022.. The harvest reporting system will remain open through October 30, 2022, as other bear hunting zones in the state are available for hunting.

This early season closure ONLY impacts the bear season in Game Zone 4, which includes private land in Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Williamsburg counties, as well as the following WMAs: Cartwheel Bay Heritage Preserve WMA, Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve WMA, Little Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve Complex, Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve WMA, and Wee Tee WMA.

This harvest quota closure is pursuant to SC Code of Laws Title 50-11-430 and SC Code of Regulations Chapter 123-53. Anyone bear hunting in Georgetown, Horry, Marion, or Williamsburg counties or in the above listed WMAs after the official closure time as stated in this advisory on October 26, 2022 may be charged with hunting bears during a closed season.

Bear season in Game Zone 1 remains open until October 30. The harvest quota in Game Zone 2 has not been reached and it remains open at this time.

For more information on season dates, counties open for hunting, and other regulations, visit the eregulations website.