South Carolina

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South Carolina Wild Hog

Resident License: Yes, you need a resident hunting license in South Carolina, which is $12 for 2013 annually, plus a WMA permit for the area you are hunting in to hunt hogs.

Non-Resident License: Yes you need a non-resident hunting license in South Carolina which is $40.00 for 3 days, and a WMA permit to hunt hogs

Resident Tag Fee: No tag required

Non-Resident Tag Fee: No Tag Required

Limit: No Limit

Season: The hog hunting season in South Carolina is during any open season for any game on any wildlife management area.

Legal Method of Take: Weapons allowed to hunt hogs in South Carolina are: archery, crossbow, center fire rifles,  muzzleloaders, handguns, and shot guns with slugs.

Dogs: Up to 4 dogs (either catch or bay) may be used to hunt hogs in South Carolina per hunting party.

Night Time Hunting: On private land yes, on public WMA’s no.

Baiting: Yes, on private only.

Summary: Wild hogs are extremely prevalent in South Carolina, with few restrictions on hunting them. Something to keep in mind is that you’ll need either a blaze orange hat, vest, or coat while hunting on WMA’s. If you look below in resources, you’ll find a hog distribution map which shows most hogs in dense populations around water sources. Because of the low entry cost, and dense hog populations, South Carolina is one of the best states to hunt wild pig.


South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources

South Carolina Feral Hog Page

South Carolina Hog Distribution Map

South Carolina WMA’s To Hunt Wild Hogs