Editor’s Note: Bruce Brock from Seneca, South Carolina, has been hunting deer and hogs in South Carolina for 35 years with a gun and a bow.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, southern South Carolina produces an abundance of agriculture, including peanuts, soybeans and corn, which means bigger deer. Also the southern half of South Carolina probably has the largest population of feral hogs in the state. You can take as many hogs all year long that you want to drag out of the woods, because the hogs do more damage to croplands and woodlands than the deer do, and the hogs compete with the deer for food.
On private land, you can put out bait for the hogs. However on public lands, you still can take as many hogs as you want to throughout the year but can’t put out bait. So, hunters who want to get a jump start on their states’ bow or rifle seasons can come to South Carolina, because we have a target-rich environment throughout the state. However, the southern portion of the state has more deer and more hogs and more liberal bag limits.
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