Alligator Lottery Application Now Available


Applications for the public alligator lottery are now available through July 15th at 11:59 p.m.

A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply. A randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will determine the selection of hunters. This year’s public alligator season will begin at 12 p.m. (noon) on Sept. 14th and run until 12 p.m. (noon) on Oct. 12th.

Tag fees, if selected, are $100. Additional fees apply to nonresident hunters. Applicants will be notified by email of selection status after the drawing is completed. Applicants can also check their status online anytime at after the drawing.

Current applicants can change their application location preferences or convert to a points only (and vice-versa) up until the lottery closes.

The deadline to apply is July 15th at 11:59 p.m.

Applicants can only apply and pay fees online or at one of the walk-up counters at a DNR Regional Office in Clemson, Florence, Columbia, Aynor, or Charleston.

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 SCDNR - Wildlife - Alligator Draw Hunt Information to apply for the alligator hunts, as well as for more information and any changes or updates.