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Youth Deer Hunting Day Guidelines


Youth Deer Hunting Day is Saturday, January 4, 2020!

This opportunity to take a youth hunting is available statewide on Private Lands and WMAs normally open to deer hunting except:

  • Bear Island
  • Belfast
  • Bonneau Ferry
  • Botany Bay Plantation
  • Crackerneck
  • Donnelley
  • Draper
  • Fant’s Grove
  • Hamilton Ridge
  • Keowee
  • McBee
  • Oak Lea
  • Palachucola
  • Santee Coastal Reserve
  • Santee Cooper Hatchery
  • Wateree
  • Webb

Regulations for Youth Day are as follows:

  • For youth 17 years old and younger
  • Youth hunters who have not completed the hunter education program must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • There are no license or tag requirements for youth or adult on this designated youth day.
  • Adults may guide, however, only the youth may take or attempt to take deer.
  • Guns, Primitive Weapons or Archery equipment are allowed.
  • Youth can harvest antlered or antlerless, but the limit is two.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to get a youth outdoors. Have fun and hunt safe!


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