Apply for 2018 SC public alligator hunting lottery

Apply for 2018 SC public alligator hunting lottery
An adult American Alligator basks in the sun at the SCDNR's Bear Island WMA (SCDNR photo by David Lucas).

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.

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