Fishing and Hunting License Fees for July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Here is a detailed breakdown of the fishing and hunting license fees for residents and non-residents in South Carolina for the period from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024:

Fishing Privileges—Freshwater

  • Freshwater Fishing License:

    • 3 Year
      • Resident: $30.00
      • Non-Resident: $105.00
    • Annual
      • Resident: $10.00
      • Non-Resident: $35.00
    • 14 Day
      • Resident: $5.00
      • Non-Resident: $11.00
  • Commercial Freshwater License:

    • Annual
      • Resident: $50.00
      • Non-Resident: $1,000.00
  • Non-Game Freshwater Fishing Privileges: (A freshwater fishing license or commercial freshwater fishing license is required regardless of age, to use non-game devices)

    • Jug Permit
      • Annual
        • Resident: $5.00
        • Non-Resident: $50.00
    • Set Hook Permit
      • Annual
        • Resident: $5.00
        • Non-Resident: $50.00
    • Eel Pot Tag
      • Annual
        • Resident: $5.00
        • Non-Resident: $50.00
    • Gill Net Tag (Not for shad or herring)
      • Annual
        • Resident: $5.00
        • Non-Resident: $50.00
    • Hoop Net Tag
      • Annual
        • Resident: $10.00
        • Non-Resident: $50.00
    • Trap Tag
      • Annual
        • Resident: $5.00
        • Non-Resident: $50.00
    • Trotline Tag
      • Annual
        • Resident: $2.50
        • Non-Resident: $50.00

Fishing Privileges—Saltwater

  • Saltwater Fishing License:

    • 3 Year
      • Resident: $45.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
    • Annual
      • Resident: $15.00
      • Non-Resident: $75.00
    • 14 Day
      • Resident: $10.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
    • 7 Day
      • Resident: Not Applicable
      • Non-Resident: $35.00
    • 1 Day
      • Resident: Not Applicable
      • Non-Resident: $10.00
  • Shrimp Baiting License & Tags:

    • Season
      • Resident: $25.00
      • Non-Resident: $500.00
  • Saltwater Public Fishing Pier:

    • Annual
      • 100 feet or less in length: $150.00
      • More than 100 feet in length: $350.00
  • Saltwater Fishing Charter Vessel:

    • Annual
      • 6 or fewer paying passengers: $275.00
      • 7–49 paying passengers: $450.00
      • 50 or more paying passengers: $650.00

Combination Freshwater Fishing & Hunting Privileges

  • Combination License:

    • 3 Year
      • Resident: $75.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
    • Annual
      • Resident: $25.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
  • Junior Sportsman License:

    • Annual
      • Resident: $16.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
  • Sportsman License:

    • 3 Year
      • Resident: $150.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
    • Annual
      • Resident: $50.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable

Hunting Privileges

  • State Hunting License:

    • 3 Year
      • Resident: $36.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
    • Annual
      • Resident: $12.00
      • Non-Resident: $125.00
    • 10 Day
      • Resident: Not Applicable
      • Non-Resident: $75.00
    • 3 Day
      • Resident: Not Applicable
      • Non-Resident: $40.00
  • Apprentice License (Small Game Only):

    • Annual
      • Resident: $12.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
    • 3 Day
      • Resident: Not Applicable
      • Non-Resident: $50.00
  • Big Game Permit:

    • 3 Year
      • Resident: $18.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
    • Annual
      • Resident: $6.00
      • Non-Resident: $100.00
  • Wildlife Management Area:

    • 3 Year
      • Resident: $91.50
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
    • Annual
      • Resident: $30.50
      • Non-Resident: $76.00
  • Shooting Preserve Permit:

    • Annual
      • Resident: $8.50
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
  • Nonresident Alligator Hunting Fee:

    • Season
      • Resident: Not Applicable
      • Non-Resident: $200.00
  • Deer Tags:

    • Season
      • Resident: No Cost
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
  • Individual Antlerless Deer Tags (Optional):

    • Season
      • Resident: $5.00
      • Non-Resident: $10.00
  • Restricted Antlered (Buck) Deer Tags (Optional):

    • Season
      • Resident: $5.00
      • Non-Resident: Not Applicable
  • Unrestricted Antlered (Buck) Deer Tag:

    • Season
      • Resident: Not Applicable
      • Non-Resident: $50.00
  • Trapping and Commercial Fur Harvest License:

    • Annual
      • Resident: $25.00
      • Non-Resident: $200.00
  • Turkey Tags:

    • Season
      • Resident: $5.00
      • Non-Resident: $100.00

Please note that the fees listed above are effective from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024. It's important to review these fees and select the appropriate license or permit based on your fishing and hunting activities in South Carolina. Keep in mind that specific rules and regulations may apply, so be sure to check with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) for additional information and requirements.

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