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Public alligator hunting lottery closes June 15

Public alligator hunting lottery closes June 15

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The 2018 Public and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting season lottery drawing application deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on June 15. Tag fees, if selected, vary by program.

A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the Public Lands Hunt and a $15 nonrefundable 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.

The 2018 public season will begin at noon Sept. 8 and runs until noon on Oct. 13.

To apply for the hunt online click here.

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.

For more alligator hunting information and any changes or updates, click here.

The SCDNR will closely monitor these hunts, and the harvest and regulations may be modified for future seasons.

Hunters can check their current preference points for lottery hunts here.

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