Hunting & Fishing on Santee NWR
Credit: Darren Price
Hunting on the Refuge
Hunting is permitted on the refuge during refuge designated seasons. Deer and small game (raccoon/opossum) seasons are scheduled yearly. For complete information, download the Hunt Brochure by clicking on the link below.
2012-2013 Hunt Brochure is in!
Hunt Dates 2013:
March 1, 2013 (after 6:00 pm) until March 15, 2013 (until 6:00 am) - Raccoon and Opossum Hunting
See hunt brochure for specific regulations. Click here
Bluff Unit - Family Friendly Hunts (Quota)
Bluff Hunt Guidelines - Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting your application.
Bluff Hunt Application - Available Fall 2013.
Santee National Wildlife Refuge
Attention: Refuge Hunt Coordinator
2125 Fort Watson Road
Summerton, SC 29148
Fishing on the Refuge
All areas open to boating are also open to fishing, as well as the Scott's Lake Public Fishing Beach. These areas produce largemouth bass, catfish and bream. All Federal and State regulations are in effect. For more information, contact the refuge. A fishing permit is required for all individuals fishing on the refuge, download here or pick one up at the refuge Visitor Center.
Credit: Marc Epstein
- Visitor Center: Normal hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Stop by the visitor center for more information about hunting and fishing on the refuge.
- The refuge is open to the public from sunrise until sunset, except for the Cuddo Unit has an automatic gate with hours that vary throughout the year.
Any attempt to kill, capture, disturb, harass, or take alligators within the boundaries of the Santee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is strictly prohibited. This includes the portion of Lake Marion which falls within the boundaries of the Santee NWR. No firearms, bangsticks, or explosives are allowed within the boundaries of the Santee NWR for the purpose of hunting alligators.
For maps showing the boundaries of the Santee NWR and for additional information on upland game hunts, please follow this link: Click here for MAP
For information on the SC Alligator Hunts, please visit the SCDNR website: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/index.html