Apply June 1 for SC alligator tags


SC alligator lottery opens June 1

South Carolina’s alligator lottery applications open on June 1 and run through July 15 for the 2023 season.

SCDNR has a new vendor handling the lottery, and said the new process allows them to streamline the application and notification schedule. It will also allow those chosen for a tag to purchase their tag immediately after the lottery is finalized, rather than having to wait until closer to the gator season.

South Carolina’s 2023 gator season will open on Sept. 9 and run through Oct. 14. To apply for the lottery, and for more information on the state’s alligator hunting season, visit

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