Deer Harvest Reports

The primary objectives of these surveys and research are to obtain valid estimates of; (1) the statewide deer harvest annually, (2) the harvest of deer in the constituent counties of the state, (3) hunting efforts related to deer, (4) resident and non-resident hunter activities, and (5) weapons use, weapons preference, and harvest rates by weapon type. Information on hunter opinion related to certain aspects of the deer resource and estimates of the state's wild hog and coyote harvest is also presented.

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    2022 South Carolina deer harvest report
    (2023-06-13) Ruth, Charles; Cantrell, Jay; South Carolina Deer Research and Management Project
    The 2022 Deer Hunter Survey represents the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ (SCDNR), Wildlife Section’s ongoing commitment to conduct pertinent research related to the state’s white-tailed deer resource. The primary objectives of this survey research were to obtain valid estimates of: (1) the statewide deer harvest in 2022, (2) the harvest of deer in the constituent counties of the state, (3) hunting effort related to deer, (4) resident and nonresident hunter activities, and (5) weapons use, weapons preference, and harvest rates by weapon type. Information on hunter opinion related to certain aspects of the deer resource as well as estimates of the wild hog and coyote harvest in the state is also presented.
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    2021 South Carolina deer harvest report
    (2022-06-28) Ruth, Charles; Cantrell, Jay; South Carolina Deer Research and Management Project
    The 2021 Deer Hunter survey represents the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Section’s ongoing commitment to conducting pertinent research related to the state’s white-tailed deer resource. The primary objectives of this survey research were to obtain valid estimates of (1) the statewide deer harvest in 2020, (2) the harvest of deer in the constituent counties of the state, (3) hunting effort related to deer, (4) resident and nonresident hunter activities, and (5) weapons use, weapons preference, and harvest rates by weapon type. Information on hunter opinion related to certain aspects of the deer resource as well as estimates of the wild hog and coyote harvest in the state, is also presented.
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    2018 South Carolina deer harvest report
    (2019-05-28) Ruth, Charles; Cantrell, Jay; South Carolina Deer Research and Management Project
    The 2018 Deer Hunter survey represents the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Section’s ongoing commitment to conducting pertinent research related to the state’s white-tailed deer resource. The primary objectives of this survey research were to obtain valid estimates of (1) the statewide deer harvest in 2020, (2) the harvest of deer in the constituent counties of the state, (3) hunting effort related to deer, (4) resident and nonresident hunter activities, and (5) weapons use, weapons preference, and harvest rates by weapon type. Information on hunter opinion related to certain aspects of the deer resource as well as estimates of the wild hog and coyote harvest in the state, is also presented.
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    2017 South Carolina deer harvest report
    (2018-05-03) Ruth, Charles; Cantrell, Jay; South Carolina Deer Research and Management Project
    The 2017 Deer Hunter survey represents the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Section’s ongoing commitment to conducting pertinent research related to the state’s white-tailed deer resource. The primary objectives of this survey research were to obtain valid estimates of (1) the statewide deer harvest in 2020, (2) the harvest of deer in the constituent counties of the state, (3) hunting effort related to deer, (4) resident and nonresident hunter activities, and (5) weapons use, weapons preference, and harvest rates by weapon type. Information on hunter opinion related to certain aspects of the deer resource as well as estimates of the wild hog and coyote harvest in the state, is also presented.
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    2016 South Carolina deer harvest report
    (2017-05-15) Ruth, Charles; Cantrell, Jay; South Carolina Deer Research and Management Project
    The 2016 Deer Hunter survey represents the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Section’s ongoing commitment to conducting pertinent research related to the state’s white-tailed deer resource. The primary objectives of this survey research were to obtain valid estimates of (1) the statewide deer harvest in 2020, (2) the harvest of deer in the constituent counties of the state, (3) hunting effort related to deer, (4) resident and nonresident hunter activities, and (5) weapons use, weapons preference, and harvest rates by weapon type. Information on hunter opinion related to certain aspects of the deer resource as well as estimates of the wild hog and coyote harvest in the state, is also presented.