The deadline to apply Applications for the public alligator lottery on public lands is are now open; the deadline to apply is June 15 by 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. This year’s public season will begin at noon on Sept. 11 and run until noon Oct. 9.
Tag fees, if selected, are $100. Additional fees apply to nonresident hunters. Applicants will be notified by email beginning in July of selection status.
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, 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.
The DNR will closely monitor these hunts, and the harvest and regulations may be modified for future seasons.
Please check the DNR website to apply for the alligator hunts, as well as for more information and any changes or updates.