South Carolina deer tags arriving in mailboxes soon

Deer tags should be arriving in your mailbox soon!

For the first time, Lifetime, Senior, Gratis, and Catawba license holders that requested deer tags last year will automatically receive a free base set of tags this year, and into the future. These license type holders who did not request tags in 2019 must request them this year. Youth and Disability license holders must still request their free base set of tags each year.

Additionally, South Carolina deer hunters who have an active or three-year hunting license and big game permit, combination license, or sportsman license, which will be valid on Aug. 15 should automatically receive a base set of deer tags.

We ask you to please wait until at least Aug. 3 before inquiring about tags’ status.

Deer Tags will be available over-the-counter beginning Aug. 3 at SCDNR offices located in Charleston, Clemson, West Columbia (Farmers Market), Florence, and York.

License holders unsure about their hunting license status/expiration date, big game permit, or other SCDNR hunting privileges can visit the Customer Privileges Portal online.

If you’d like additional harvest opportunities, you can purchase optional antlerless tags or antler-restricted buck tags. You can call 1-866-714-3611 or go online to buy optional tags. Please allow 7-10 days for tags to arrive in the mail.

There are no significant changes to tags or the tagging system from last year. Please remember that ALL deer in South Carolina must be tagged immediately after harvest before moving from the kill point.