SCDNR: Small game program

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QUAIL
All Game Zones
Mar. 2-Nov. 22, 2020 (dogs only) Nov. 23-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs) Mar. 2-Nov. 21, 2021 (dogs only)
Sept. 1-15 (dogs only) Nov. 23-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)
12 per day

RABBIT
All Game Zones
Mar. 2-Nov. 25, 2020 (dogs only) Nov. 26-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs) Mar. 2-Nov. 24, 2021 (dogs only)
Sept. 1-15 (dogs only) Nov. 26-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)
5 per day

SQUIRREL-GREY & FOX
All Game Zones
Mar. 2-Sept. 30, 2020 (dogs only) Oct. 1-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs) Mar. 2-Sept. 30, 2021 (dogs only)
Sept. 1-15 (dogs only) Oct. 1-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)
10 per day

FOX
All Game Zones

Mar. 2-Nov. 25, 2020 (dogs only) Nov. 26-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs) Mar. 2-Nov. 24, 2021 (dogs only)
Sept. 1-Nov. 25 (dogs only, night only) Nov. 26-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs, night only)
No Limit

BEAVER
All Game Zones
Year-round

Small Game
According to the S.C. DNR, small game includes the following species: quail, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, opossum, fox, beaver, bobcat, mink, muskrat, otter, skunk, grouse and weasel. There are details on small game season for hunting seasons, all available on www.dnr.sc.gov.
Please see the information below for individual small game seasons and regulations.

Rabbit Boxes
It is unlawful for any person to trap rabbits, except that a landlord or tenant may use not more than five rabbit boxes on lands on which he has exclusive control during the gun season for rabbits. A hunting license is required to use rabbit boxes. Rabbit boxes are not permitted on WMA lands (50-11-160).

Running Seasons (No gun season)
During any period when rabbits, raccoons, opossums, squirrels or fox may be hunted without firearms, it is illegal to hunt such game when carrying on one’s person any firearm.

Bird Dog Training
Bird dogs may be trained year-round on private land. Trainers must have a valid hunting license and may only use firearms with blank ammunition during the closed season for quail. A Bird Dog Trainer’s License is available to persons engaged in the business of training bird dogs in return for money, goods or services. This license allows a trainer and two assistants to take pen-raised quail, chukars and pheasant during the closed season while training dogs. Applicants must provide documentation of land areas to be used for training. For information, or to obtain a license, contact: SCDNR Small Game Project at P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202 or call 803-734-3609.

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