June 7, 2019
There is only one week left to enter this year's public alligator hunting season lottery drawing.
The application deadline is June 15 at 5 p.m.
A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the Public Lands Hunt. A randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will determine the selection of hunters. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a preference point for use in future alligator lottery hunts.
This year’s public season will begin at 12 p.m. (noon) on Sept. 14 and run until 12 p.m. (noon) on Oct. 12.
If selected, tag fees are $100. Additional fees apply for nonresident applicants.
By law, the fees collected are used to support the Alligator Management Program's research and management activities, and for conservation of the American Alligator in South Carolina.
Please check the SCDNR website at www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/index.html for more alligator hunting information and any changes or updates.
The SCDNR will closely monitor these hunts, and the harvest and regulations may be modified for future seasons.
If you encounter problems with applying please contact SCDNR at 803-734-3887 before continuing.