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The total area available in this state for hunting is 1,380,000 acres which is almost 4.4% of the total area of this state. Animals that are available in this state for hunting are White-tailed Deer, Bear, Hog, Raccoons, Opossums, Squirrels, Rabbits, Quail, Bobcats, Pheasants, and many other small and large games. Every year more than 60,000 hunters visit this state to hunt their desired animals on different hunting leases. Weather of this state is mostly cloudy and rainy throughout the year so the hunters should schedule their hunting trips according to the weather updates. Moreover, most of the public hunting lands in South Carolina are secured with gates and fences which makes them an ideal place for hunters to hunt. There are less public hunting lands in South Carolina than other states and most of the lands are under the possession of private owners that are given on lease.
In South Carolina hunting lands are those which are either under the possession of South Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission or are leased from various corporations and agencies and private owners. In order to hunt on any hunting lease, the minimum person age is 17 & a valid permit and license are also compulsory. Timber company hunting leases are not open to the public so the hunters do not face crowd while hunting. Hunting from vehicles is not allowed in hunting leases. The use of motor vehicles is only allowed for people with disabilities. Moreover, hunters can bring their pets on hunting lands but they must possess a slip of their recent vaccination. There are designated areas for camping on hunting leases and camping for more than 21 consecutive days in any 30-day period is prohibited. Luxurious restrooms are also available for hunters to stay. Hunters can find the location of any hunting land through a hunting map book. Some lands need prior registration for hunting that can be done online and some require on-site registration. Additionally, hunters are not allowed to bring any kind of alcoholic drink and drugs on hunting leases. Lastly, activities that can be done on these lands other than hunting include fishing, trapping, hiking, skiing, and horseback riding.
Most of the hunting lands in South Carolina are owned by private owners and they lease these lands to hunters and earn a lot from it. The total land area that comes under the hunting leases is almost 6, 6230,000 acres that provide great opportunities for hunters who visit these lands. Every year more than 50,000 residents and non-resident hunters visit hunting leases in this state and hunt their desired animals. The specie that is in huge amount in this state is Deer. Hunters come from different regions of the United States to hunt Deer in the state. Facilities that are available on private hunting lands include Luxurious restrooms, campsites, toilets, freshwater, and campgrounds. The rules for hunting in this state are very strict and must be followed by every person while performing hunting activities. Even when the landowners and their relatives are hunting on hunting leases they must wear their orange so that they look prominent. Also, this state is surrounded by water so most of the hunting leases contain water in their most area. This also creates opportunities for anglers for fishing and the fish available include Salmon, Walleye, Muskie, and Pike.