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Late Seasons Dates

Postby carolinagreenhead » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:12 am

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/migratorybir ... eason.html

2011-2012 Late Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons
SCDNR Board Approved on August 18, 2012
Species Open Dates
(All dates inclusive) Shooting Hours Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
*Ducks (Excluding Sea Ducks) Nov. 19—Nov. 26 Dec. 10—Jan. 29

1/2 hour before Sunrise until Sunset
6 total, including no more than 4 mallards (2 hens), 2 pintails, 1 fulvous whistling duck, 1 black-bellied whistling duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 1 canvasback,2 scaup and (1 black duck or 1 mottled duck). 12 total, including no more than 8 mallards (4 hens), 2 pintails, 2 fulvous whistling ducks, 2 black-bellied whistling ducks, 6 wood ducks, 4 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 4 scaup and (2 black ducks or 2 mottled ducks or 1 black duck and 1 mottled duck).
Mergansers Nov. 19--Nov. 26 Dec. 10--Jan. 29 1/2 hour before Sunrise until Sunset 5 (not to include more than 1 Hooded Merganser) 10 (not to include more than 2 Hooded Mergansers)
** Sea Ducks (eiders, scoters, long-tailed ducks) Oct. 15--Jan. 29 1/2 hour before Sunrise until Sunset 7 (Not to include more than 4 scoters) 14 (Not to include more than 8 scoters)
Coots Nov. 19--Nov. 26 Dec. 10--Jan. 29 1/2 hour before Sunrise until Sunset 15 30

*** Canada Geese/
White Fronted Geese
(Late seasons)
Nov. 19--Nov. 26, Dec. 4--Feb 3 Feb. 6--Feb. 9 1/2 hour before Sunrise until Sunset 5 (not to include more than 2 white-fronted geese) 10 (not to include more than 4 white-fronted geese)
Blue & Snow geese Nov. 19--Nov. 26 Dec. 10--Jan. 29 1/2 hour before Sunrise until Sunset 25 No limit
****Brant Dec. 12 — Jan. 30
1/2 hour before Sunrise until Sunset 2 4

There is no open season harlequin ducks.

**Sea 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.

***Excludes all of Clarendon County, that portion of Orangeburg County North of SC Highway # 6 and that portion of Berkeley County North of SC Highway # 45 from the Orangeburg County Line to the junction of SC Highway # 45 and State Road S-8-31 and that portion West of the Santee Dam.

****The season for Atlantic brant is limited to 50 days, total.
Youth Only Waterfowl Hunting Days

*YOUTH-ONLY Waterfowl Hunting Days: Daily and possession bag limits are the same as shown above.

Dec. 3, 2011 - State Youth Day
Only hunters 17 years of age or younger may hunt waterfowl (ducks and geese) on this day. The youth(s) must be accompanied by an adult of at least 21 years of age. The adult is not allowed to carry a gun or hunt, but must be properly licensed, including state and federal duck stamps. Youth who are 16 and 17 years of age who hunt on this day are not required to be licensed or have a state waterfowl stamp but must possess a Federal Waterfowl Stamp.

Feb. 4-5, 2012 - Federal Youth Days
Only hunters 15 years of age or younger may hunt waterfowl (ducks and geese) on these days. The youth(s) must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age. The adult is not allowed to carry a gun or hunt, and does not have to be licensed.
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Re: Late Seasons Dates

Postby C-Hawk19 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:12 pm

Thanks for posting that up dnr's website is a nightmare to navigate.
You know your hunting in South Carolina when a bunch of ducks fly in and you shot both of them!!
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Re: Late Seasons Dates

Postby carolinagreenhead » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:25 pm

I have the links posted in the top of the forum. It will get you directly to the dates and other more common hunting parts of the DNR website.
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