There is only one week left to enter this year's public alligator hunting season lottery drawing. The application deadline is June 15 at 5 p.m.

A $10 non-refundable 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. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a preference point for use in future alligator lottery hunts.

This year’s public season will begin at noon on Sept. 14 and run until noon on Oct. 12.

If selected, tag fees are $100. Additional fees apply for non-resident applicants.

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 dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/index.html for more alligator hunting information and any changes or updates.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will closely monitor these hunts and the harvest and regulations may be modified for future seasons.

If you encounter problems with applying please contact SCDNR at 803-734-3887 before continuing.