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South Carolina Muzzleloader Hunting Season

South Carolina Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Updated as of 4/7/2020 - “Muzzleloading shotguns of twenty gauge or larger, and rifles of .36 caliber or larger with open or peep sights or scopes, which use black powder or a black powder substitute that does not contain nitrocellulose or nitro-glycerin components as the propellant charge. There are no restrictions on ignition systems including flintstone, percussion cap, shotgun primer, disk, or electronic. During primitive weapons season, no revolving rifles are permitted."

 

SOUTH CAROLINA MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASONS 

Muzzleloader Deer Hunts

Season Bag Limit Season Dates Zone
Primitive See Regs Oct 1st - Oct 10th 1 (Private Lands)
Primitive See Regs Oct 1st - Oct 10th 2 (Private Lands)
Primitive See Regs Oct 1st - Oct 10th Statewide
Primitive See Regs Oct 11th - Oct 12th Crackerneck WMA - Aiken County
Primitive See Regs Oct 11th - Oct 19th Waterhorn WMA - Francis Marion National Forest
Primitive See Regs Nov 1st - Nov 25th Santee Cooper WMA - Orangeburg County
Primitive See Regs Nov 1st - Jan 1st Hickory Top WMA - Clarendon County
Primitive See Regs Oct 11th - Oct 19th Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve WMA - Horry County
Primitive See Regs Oct 1st - Oct 10th Liberty Hill WMA - Kershaw County
Primitive See Regs Oct 11th - Oct 19th Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve (HP) River Complex Horry & Marion Counties
Primitive See Regs Sept 23rd - Sept 28th Manchester State Forest WMA - Sumter County
Primitive See Regs Nov 1st - Nov 30th Pee Dee Station Site WMA - Florence County
Primitive See Regs Nov 1st - Jan 1st Santee Dam WMA - Clarendon County
Primitive See Regs Oct 11th - Oct 19th Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve WMA - Horry County
Primitive  See Regs Oct 11th - Oct 19th Statewide WMA Limits

 

SOUTH CAROLINA MUZZLELOADER HUNTING SEASON REGULATIONS   

  • Muzzleloading shotguns must be 20-gauge or larger
  • Muzzleloading rifles must be .36 caliber or larger
  • Black powder or black powder substitute only
  • No revolving rifles
  • Scopes are legal
  • All ignition systems are legal

 

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: South Carolina Hunting Regulations

 
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