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ATTENTION Deer Hunters: New regulation established for use of natural deer lures and attractants in South Carolina.
To take effect in the 2019-2020 South Carolina deer season, it is illegal to possess or use, for the purpose of hunting or scouting any wild animal in S.C., any substance or material that contains or purports to contain any excretion collected from a cervid (deer) including urine, feces, blood, gland oil, or other body fluid. This does not prohibit the use of synthetic products or substances collected by a hunter from deer legally harvested in S.C. For more information check out the link at http://www.scdnr.com.
The use of urine or glands collected from legally harvested deer in South Carolina may be used by hunters in South Carolina.
ATTENTION Deer Hunters: reference FJ Regulation 28-4, Section 4-17. Antler Restrictions. Paragraph b. All Other Hunt Areas (including all Bow Areas).
The intent of this section was to state: two legal bucks may be harvested from non-QDM Areas, which includes all bow areas, but one of the bucks must meet QDMA minimum antler restrictions as described in paragraph a. It makes no difference which buck you harvest first within the non-QDM areas. If the first buck you harvest from a non-QDM area meets the QDM antler restrictions, you can still harvest a buck from a non-QDM area that does not meet the QDM antler restricitons.
ATTENTION: Numerous hunting area boundaries and deer stand locations and numbers changed in July 2018. The iSportsman interactive Area Closure Map should NOT be used as a reference for hunt area boundaries or deer stand locations. Please reference the updated Deer Hunting Map prior to checking in to scout or hunt. The updated map can be found on the Maps/Reference Maps page.
All Hunters are required to purchase permits & check in/out of hunting areas using the iSportsman System
NOTE: All hunters must have completed a state Hunter Education Course prior to hunting on Fort Jackson, irrespective of age. Haven’t completed a state hunter safety course? Search the SCDNR website at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/hunted.html
NOTE: In addition to the Hunter Education Course requirement, ALL Individuals wanting to hunt on Fort Jackson must attend a Fort Jackson Hunter Safety Course administered by the Directorate of Emergency Services' (DES) Game Wardens. This safety course must be completed prior to hunting on Fort Jackson. This course is offered at least every Tuesday at 0900 at the Big Game Check Station located at Heise's Pond Recreation Area off Semme's Road, Fort Jackson. Upon completion of this course, hunters will receive a printed certificate/card which is good for one year. This card is to be carried by hunters at all times while hunting. For additional information, please contact the Fort Jackson Game Wardens at 751-3115.
All firearms must be registered. Fill out the FJ Weapons Registration Form and take it to the Visitor Control Center (VCC) Monday – Sunday, 0500 – 2000. The VCC is located just inside Gate 2 on Strom Thurmond Blvd. DO NOT BRING THE FIREARM WITH YOU! Contrary to the address on the form, weapons registration is conducted at the VCC.