Public Lottery Hunts - Applications

Public Lottery Hunts for Wildlife Management Areas


Waterfowl Lottery Hunts Deadline to Apply October 24, 2014.

Apply for Waterfowl Lottery Hunts


Application deadline for the Coastal Bear lottery is September 19, 2014.

Apply for Coastal Bear Lottery Hunts

Please see the current Rules and Regulations for Wildlife Management Areas rules and regulations.

Youth Hunt Applications

Online Registration:

Type of Hunt Time of year Application is Available
Alligator May 1 through June 15
Deer July 1
Waterfowl Mid-September
Quail Mid-September
Youth Only Waterfowl October
Youth/Adult Only Turkey February

Please Note:

SCDNR will be using a new online application system for public hunts that are conducted on a lottery basis. Applications for hunts are entered under the heading “LOTTERY HUNTS” using the internet site. Be sure to have your DNR Customer ID number ready when preparing to apply. Your Customer ID number can be found on any hunting or fishing license issued by the department.

If you are an existing customer, do not create a new account. By doing so you will not receive credit for previously accumulated preference points. If you have questions or need any assistance, contact Patty Castine at 803-734-3609 or castinep@dnr.sc.gov.