Deadline approaching to enter S.C.’s public alligator hunting season lottery

Deadline approaching to enter S.C.’s public alligator hunting season lottery
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – There is just over one week left to enter the 2019 public alligator hunting season lottery drawing.

According to a press release from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the application deadline is June 15 at 5 p.m.

This year’s public season will begin at 12 p.m., on Sept. 14 and run until 12 p.m. on Oct. 12. If selected, tag fees are $100. Additional fees apply for nonresident applicants, according to DNR.

For those who are interested, 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. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a preference point for use in future alligator lottery hunts.

For more information and an application, click here.

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