South Carolina Hunting License Requirements


Types of Hunting Licenses


*License must be ordered at least 4 weeks prior to your hunt in order to have it with you upon arrival to lodge.

South Carolina Resident: 
A resident is a person who permanently resides in South Carolina and has a valid South Carolina driver’s license or ID card. Non-resident full-time students who attend an institution in South Carolina and active-duty military members may receive resident privileges. Visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website for more information about residency requirements. All South Carolina hunters age 16 or older must have a resident hunting license. Additional permits and tags may be required. 

Non-Resident: 
All non-residents age 16 or older must have a non-resident hunting license. Additional permits and tags may be required. 

Youth Hunting License: 
South Carolina residents and non-residents under the age of 16 are not required to have a hunting license. However, they must have permits and tags to hunt specific game species.
South Carolina residents ages 16 to 17 may purchase the Junior Sportsman License. 

Senior Hunting License: 
South Carolina residents age 64 or older may be eligible for the Senior Lifetime License. They must be a resident of South Carolina for at least 180 days.

Disability License: 
South Carolina residents with a disability may be eligible for the Disability Recreational Hunting and Fishing License. Visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website for more details.

Military and Veteran License: 

Active-duty military members who are stationed for at least 30 days in South Carolina may purchase a resident hunting license. In addition, active-duty military members who are South Carolina residents but stationed elsewhere are not required to have a hunting license while on leave. However, they must purchase permits and tags to hunt specific game species.
Resident veterans with a disability may be eligible for the Disability Recreational Hunting and Fishing License. Visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website for more details.


Licenses & Fees

New Hunters

To purchase your South Carolina hunting license and required fees, click on the link below.  

https://license.gooutdoorssouthcarolina.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx#

Click "Enroll Now!" and complete the fields to the left, entering your Date of Birth, Last Name, and Last Four of Your SSN.
Click "Continue (Submit)" and you'll be directed to complete your customer account. After completion, you'll receive your unique SCDNR Customer ID # and be able to purchase a license, apply for a hunt, or register your vessel.

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  • Purchase Fishing / Hunting Licenses
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