Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

At present, hunting at Waccamaw is a real wilderness experience since this relatively new refuge has not yet developed foot or canoe trails. Planning for these is underway, but hunters can expect to rough it through diverse habitats within this coastal river ecosystem. The refuge offers waterfowl hunting until 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays during the state season in Unit 1 tracts along the Peewee River. Unit 1 tracts on the Waccamaw River are closed to hunting. Archery, muzzleloader and modern weapons seasons are held for deer in Unit 1 and feral hog may be taken during any deer hunt. Additionally deer and hog may be hunted with modern weapons in Unit 3. Deer and feral hog must be hunted from an elevated tree stand. Hunters may set up portable stands three days prior to a specific deer hunt and must remove them no more than three days after a hunt. The refuge is closed to the general public during deer, hog and turkey hunts. Seasons are observed for squirrel, snipe and raccoon. Hunting deer or upland game from a boat is prohibited.

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Waccamaw Hunting and Fishing Regulations Brochure 2023

Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) is one of 562 National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in the U.S. and its territories. The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate,...