Planning Your Own Southern Deer Safari


Published: July - 1999

It's no secret that prices for good Western hunts are going through the roof these days, especially if you don't get drawn for a quality hunt and have to buy one of those guaranteed licenses or landowner tags there is so much talk about. Truly, there is a crunch in Western hunting opportunity, and right now, as permit rejections come rolling in, is when most of us feel it the strongest. So.... what do you do, other than hunt locally or simply stay home? One solution is to get cracking on a on-your-own Southern Deer Safari. Many states in the Southeast issue nonresident licenses over the counter and have an unbelievable number of deer these days. Mississippi, for example, has an estimated one million animals. All it costs you in the way of a license is $225. You get the picture.

In between your hunts out West, there is a world of affordable hunting to be enjoyed down South. There is so much Southern hunting available in fact, it would be impossible to tell you about it all. Rather than try, we asked several of our best correspondents in the Southeast to describe the overall deer situation in four Southern states and then pick a single hunting area in each state that nonresidents can access without great difficulty. Make no mistake - these areas are indeed easily hunted by someone just like you. So get on the phone and start planning a Southern Deer Safari this fall. Just be sure you file a Hunt Report when you get back so the rest of us will know how you did!

South Carolina

Overview: South Carolina, with deer seasons of various sorts running all the way from early October to January 1, and with bag limits as high as ten deer a year, offers an immense amount of deer hunting. And what does it cost you as a non-resident to get in on all this? The annual nonresident hunting license itself cost $100, plus you'll need a big game permit ($89) and a wildlife management........(continued)

 
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