South Fenwick Island Archery Only Deer Lottery Hunt is Now Open

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is now accepting applications for the South Fenwick Island Archery-only deer hunts until August 15th at 5:00 pm.

A $20 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply. A randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will determine the selection of hunters. This hunt will maintain a separate preference point record, and as this is a new addition to the lottery, no preference points currently exist.

South Fenwick Island can only be accessed by boat and you must provide your own transportation to and from the island.

This hunt consists of 2½ days of hunting beginning on Thursday afternoon after a mandatory 12:00PM orientation on the first day of the hunt.

The primary access point is an SCDNR-marked dock on the Ashepoo River with limited tie-up space. There are no facilities on South Fenwick, so visitors should be prepared for primitive conditions and plan to carry away any waste they produce for disposal on the mainland.

The bag limit will be two deer per hunter. Each hunter is limited to 1 antlered buck during the hunt (1 buck & 1 doe or 2 does). Hunt dates for 2022 are as follows: Sept 15-17, Oct 20-22, Nov 17-19, Dec 15-17

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The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on August 15th. Applicants will be notified by email of selection status.

Current applicants can change their application location preferences or convert to a points only (and vice-versa) up until the lottery closes.