COLUMBIA — South Carolina hunters can now go after coyotes, armadillos or hogs at night.
A new state law that took effect July 1 allows coyotes, armadillos and hogs to be hunted at night with an artificial light that's attached to a hunter's helmet or hat, or part of a belt system. The ban had been to prevent hunters from taking deer after dark, which remains illegal.
Coyotes, armadillos and hogs may be hunted during the day on private lands without restrictions. Biologists with the state Natural Resources Department say night hunting of coyotes or feral hogs should not significantly alter the population.