2012 - 2013 Deer Seasons on Public Lands

Game Zone 3

Game Zone 3

On WMA lands with designated check stations, all deer bagged must be checked at a check station. Deer bagged too late for reporting one day must be reported the following day. Unless otherwise specified by the department, only bucks (male deer) may be taken on all WMA lands. Male deer must have antlers visible two (2) inches above the hairline to be legally bagged on "bucks only" hunts. Male deer with visible antlers of less than two (2) inches above the hairline must be taken only on eithersex days or pursuant to permits issued by the department. A point is any projection at least one inch long and longer than wide at some location at least one inch from the tip of the projection. Antler spread is the greatest outside measurement (main beam or points) on a plane perpendicular to the skull. On WMA lands, man drives for deer or hogs are permitted between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM only, except that no man drives may be conducted on days designated by the department for taking deer of either-sex. On WMA lands, drivers participating in man drives are prohibited from carrying or using weapons. On WMA lands, in Game Zones 1 & 2 man drives will be permitted on the last four (4) scheduled either-sex days. A man drive is defined as an organized hunting technique involving two (2) or more individuals whereby an attempt is made to drive game animals from cover or habitat for the purpose of shooting, killing or moving such animals toward other hunters.

Deer either-sex days for gun hunts are as follows:

Additional WMA Regulations



Area County Still Hunting Rules/Regulations
Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve Aiken

Oct. 1-Jan. 1 Buck only Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan. 1 Either-Sex

Limit: 1 deer per day, 3 deer total, not to include more than 2 bucks.

No buckshot or dogs allowed.

During gun hunts for deer, there shall be no hunting or shooting from, on, or across any road open to vehicle traffic.

All reptiles and amphibians are protected.

Crackerneck Aiken

Archery- Oct. 5-6 Either-Sex Limit: 2 deer total, No more than 1 buck.

Muzzleloader- Oct. 12-13 Either-Sex Limit: 2 deer total, no more than 1 buck

Gun Hunts- Oct. 19-20, 26-27, Nov. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Either-Sex 2 per day, 5 deer total, not to include more than 3 bucks.

All individuals must sign in and out at gate.

No buckshot or dogs allowed.

Scouting days (no firearms or archery equipment) on Saturdays only during Sept. and Mar. Gate opens at 6:00 am and closes at 8:00 pm.

On deer hunt days, gate opens as follows: Oct., 4:30 am-8:30 pm; Nov.-Dec., 4:30 am-7:30 pm. For party dog hunts for hogs in Jan. & Feb., gate will be open from 5:30 am-7:00 pm.

Ditch Pond Heritage Preserve Aiken and Barnwell

Archery- Oct. 1-Jan. 1 Buck only Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan.1 Either-Sex

Limit: 1 deer per day, 3 deer total, not to include more than 2 bucks.

 
Henderson Heritage Preserve Aiken

Archery- Oct. 1-Jan. 1 Buck only Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 15, 22, 29, Jan.1 Either-Sex

Limit: 1 deer per day, 3 deer total, not to include more than 2 bucks.

 

 


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