A new law passed by the General Assembly this year allows kids to try hunting before the season starts.
Those 17 and under who want to try hunting in zones covering the Midlands and coastal areas can hunt Saturday, August 11. The start date is determined by the zones established by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Previous law allowed kids to hunt the Saturday after the season closed.
“This one comes at the beginning of the season so now we’ll have a youth hunt day, a special youth hunt day, prior to regular season opening,” SCDNR spokesman David Lucas said. “And we’ll also have one at the Saturday after the season closes for deer.”
Kids must be accompanied on private land by an adult 21 years or older and antlered deer only can be taken, one deer per youth. Tags are not necessary. Click here for more information regarding the youth hunt program. [Read more…]