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Private land deer youth days in South Carolina happening soon

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SCDNR youth deer day

SCDNR announces private land deer youth days for 2020.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) announces upcoming private land deer youth days for 2020.

2020 schedule:

  • Game Zones 3 & 4: Saturday, Aug. 8
  • Game Zone 2: Saturday, Sept. 12
  • Game Zone 1: Saturday, Sept. 26

Regulations for Youth Day:

  • 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.
  • Antlered deer only, bag limit 1.
  • Some deer processors may not be open prior to the regular season, please plan accordingly prior to hunting regarding care and handling of your harvest.
  • An additional Statewide Youth Day on all private lands and certain WMAs will occur after the regular season on Jan. 2, 2021.

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