COLUMBIA, SC (SC DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES) - If you haven't already applied, the deadline to to enter the 2018 South Carolina public and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) alligator hunting season lottery drawing is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15.
A non-refundable $10 application fee is required to apply for the public lands hunt and a non-refundable $15 application fee is required to apply for the WMA alligator 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.
Tag fees, if selected, vary by alligator hunting program.
The actual lottery drawing will take place after July 1 with email notifications being sent by mid-July. Tag purchases for successful applicants begin August 1.
Click here for more details on entering the lottery drawing.