Duck Season South Carolina

Latest dates for the duck Hunting Season South-Carolina 2016-2017

 

SpeciesSeason DatesBag Limits (Daily)Possession Limits
Mourning DoveSept 5 to Sept 7
Sept 8 to Sept 17
Nov 14 to Nov 28
Dec 15 to Jan 15
1545
Marsh Hens / Rails (Clapper, Sora, King & Virginia) Sept 26 to Oct 1
Oct 25 to Dec 27
15 King & Clapper

25 Sora & Virginia
3 times daily bag limit
WoodcockDec 18 to Jan 3139
Common Snipe (Wilson's)Nov 14 to Feb 28824
Common Moorhens & Purple GallinulesSept 26 to Oct 1
Oct 25 to Dec 27
1545
Ducks (Excluding Sea Duck), Coots, and MergansersNov 21 to Nov 28
Dec 12 to Jan 31
6 in aggregate with no more than:
4 mallards (only 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
2 redheads
2 canvasbacks
2 scaup
2 pintails
1 fulvous whistling duck
1 black-bellied whistling duck
1 black duck OR 1 mottled duck
3 times daily bag limit
CootsNov 21 to Nov 28
Dec 12 to Jan 31
1545
MergansersNov 21 to Nov 28
Dec 12 to Jan 31
5 (no more than 1 Hooded Merganser)3 times daily bag limit
Canada Geese/ White Fronted GeeseNov 21 to Nov 28
Dec 12 to Jan 31
Feb 14 to Feb 29
5 (no more than 2 white-fronted geese)3 times daily bag limit
Blue and Snow GeeseNov 21 to Nov 28
Dec 12 to Jan 31
25No Limit
BrantJan 2 to Jan 2526
Sea Ducks (Eiders, scoters and longtailed ducks)Oct 17 to Jan 317 (no more than 4 scoters)3 times daily bag limit

SC duck season
For more detailed info check out the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website.

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