Applications Open for South Carolina Public Alligator Lottery

June 2, 2024

South Carolina residents and visitors eager to participate in this year’s public alligator hunting season can now submit their applications. The application window is open until July 15 at 11:59 p.m.

To apply, a $10 nonrefundable application fee is required. A randomized computer drawing, based on a preference point system, will determine the selection of hunters. If selected, tag fees are $100, with additional fees applicable for nonresident hunters.

This year’s public alligator hunting season will begin at noon on September 14 and continue until noon on October 12. By law, all fees collected support the Alligator Management Program’s research, management activities, and the conservation of the American alligator in South Carolina.

Interested applicants can apply and pay their fees online or at one of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Regional Offices in Clemson, Florence, Columbia, Aynor, or Charleston.

For more information and to apply, visit SCDNR Alligator Draw Hunt.