The FREE Official SC Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Guide and Regulations Pocket Ranger® Guide was created in a collaborative effort between the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and ParksByNature Network.

This innovative outdoor guide, powered by Pocket Ranger® technology, brings the wilderness to your fingertips and helps you plan the perfect adventure in the great outdoors. With essential hunting information already published and fishing and wildlife information on the way, the app is the ultimate source for essential outdoor information.

Just in time for deer season, you will be able to locate South Carolina’s wilderness sites and gain immediate access to on-the-spot species profiles, rules and regulations, and important permits and licensing details.

Advanced GPS technology enhances any trek through the woods, allowing you to record trails and use waypoints and photo waypoints to mark traps and keep track of wildlife sightings as you hunt. With the app’s GPS enabled “Nearest Me” feature, uncover which wildlife resource management areas or public hunting and fishing areas are closest to you, so you can embark on your adventure right away. With the Official SC Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Guide and Regulations in your pocket, you’ll be able to spend more time hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing and less time trying to recall details from memory.

Pocket Ranger® provides plenty of other standard features and advanced GPS technology to maximize any outdoor excursion:

• GPS enabled locator for public access areas
• Game and species profiles
• Rules and regulations
• License and permit information
• Access or purchase licenses through the mobile-optimized portal
• Safety communication tool
• Advanced GPS mapping features
• Cache map tiles for offline use
• Record tracks, distance and time
• Mark waypoints and photo waypoints
• Recall, post or share saved data
• Accuracy and distance indicator
• Friend Finder feature that allows users to keep track of friends and family along the way
• Built-in compass to help users navigate
• Real-time calendar of events
• News and advisories
• Potentially life-saving Alert feature that supplies users’ GPS coordinates to designated contacts in case of an emergency

Join a Photo/Video Sharing Community of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts!
Access Pocket Ranger Trophy Case™ through this app to connect with other active adventurers as you share and compare photos/videos, award trophies to fellow users, offer comments and trade tips.

With essential hunting information at your fingertips and with fishing and wildlife viewing being added, prepare to experience South Carolina's backcountry like never before.

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The enhanced features on the app are designed to function in areas with little to no mobile reception; however, some of the features require mobile data reception in order to function properly.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New

Version 6.6.0

Performance enhancements and bug fixes!

Ratings and Reviews

Great App


I like the app one suggestion would be to have your developers add the option of having a local copy of the license to the app. The customer lookup option is nice but saving a local copy to your phone would be very handy.

Why no license?


Please add the ability to have a copy of the fishing license on the mobile device.



Seems like has all correct info really like shows all wma and public related locations


ParksByNature Network LLC
112.3 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© ParksByNature Network LLC 2015


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