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South Carolina - 2015-16 Season

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Species / SeasonDatesNotes
Early TealSep 11 - Sep 26
Early Canada GeeseSep 1 - Sep 30
Ducks, Coots & MergansersNov 21 - Nov 28
Dec 12 - Jan 31
Sea DucksOct 17 - Jan 31Sea ducks taken outside of the regular duck season may be hunted only in Atlantic Ocean waters separated from any shore, island or emergent vegetation by at least one mile of open water
Canada Geese
White-fronted Geese
Nov 21 - Nov 28
Dec 12 - Jan 31
Feb 14 - Feb 29
Open statewide except:
  • East of US 301: That portion of Clarendon County bounded to the North by S-14-25; to the East by Hwy 260; and to the South by the markers delineating the channel of the Santee River.
  • West of US 301: That portion of Clarendon County bounded on the North by S-14-26 extending southward to that portion of Orangeburg County bordered by Hwy 6.
Blue & Snow GeeseNov 21 - Nov 28
Dec 12 - Jan 31
BrantJan 2 - Jan 31
SwansClosed
Extended Falconry SeasonNov 1 - Nov 20
Feb 1 - Feb 12
Open on ducks, coots and mergansers
State Youth DayNov 14Open to hunters ages 17 and under accompanied by an adult age 21 or older. The adult may not carry a gun or hunt, but must be properly licensed.
Federal Youth DayFeb 6 & Feb 13Open to hunters ages 15 and under accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. The adult may not carry a gun or hunt, and does not have to be licensed.

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies / SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Duck6, including no more than:
  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 2 pintails
  • 1 fulvous whistling duck
  • 1 black-bellied whistling duck
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 canvasback
  • 2 scaup
  • 1 black or mottled duck
Coot15
Merganser5, including no more than 1 hooded merganser
Sea Duck7, including no more than 4 scoters
Early Canada Goose15
Canada & White-fronted Goose5
Snow & Blue Goose25, no possession limit
Brant2
Extended Falconry3
Hunting TimesSeasonTimes
Early TealSunrise to sunset
All other seasons1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
ShotMust be non-toxic