SCDNR Licensing and Regulation Guide
Online License Access
Email Receipt for Online Purchase
If you didn't print your license receipt after an online purchase, check your email for a valid license copy.
License Syncing with Mobile App
Use Go Outdoors SC app to sync and access your licenses digitally.
Online Address Changes
Easily update your address on GoOutdoorsSouthCarolina.com or the mobile app.
Alternatively, use the change of address form available on the SCDNR website.
Saltwater Fishing License
A valid saltwater license is necessary for both shore and boat fishing.
Fishing Rod Usage
Unlimited Rods for Licensed Anglers
Licensed anglers can use multiple rods in saltwater; unlicensed individuals cannot.
Mussels as Oysters
Mussels fall under the same regulations as oysters.
Crab any time of year, following size limits and licensing requirements.
Red Drum Fishing
Federal Waters Restrictions
Red drum cannot be harvested from federal waters.
Trotline for Recreational Anglers
Use multiple hooks for crabbing with the necessary licenses.
Nuisance Wildlife Help
SCDNR directs to professionals for nuisance wildlife issues.
Private and WMA Land Rules
No caliber or magazine restrictions on private land; specific WMA regulations apply.
CWP on WMAs
Handgun Carrying with CWP
CWP holders can carry handguns on WMAs but can't use them for hunting in primitive weapons seasons.
Deer Hunting Times
Legal Hunting Hours
Hunt deer from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.
Assisting Other Turkey Hunters
Role After Using Tags
Guide or call for others if you've used all turkey tags.