Deer hunters in the state may face new limits in the future.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is proposing a limit to the number of bucks and does hunters can kill each season. Currently the limit is 10–DNR wants to cut it to four.
DNR is suggesting the move to keep the deer population healthy and prevent inbreeding amongst the herd. Also, as the coyote population increases in some areas of the state, the number of fawns is decreasing from attacks.
Some opponents of the deer limit say the cutting of the number may lead to more poaching and ignoring of the limit. The DNR deer limit will be discussed in the South Carolina General Assembly when state lawmakers go back in session January 11.