The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is now accepting applications for waterfowl lottery hunts on public lands through October 15th at 5:00 pm.
A non-refundable fee of $20 is required of all applicants for the Multi-site Waterfowl Lottery Hunt and $5 per youth applicant for the Youth Multi-site Waterfowl Hunt. After the selection process occurs, all applicants will receive email notification after the drawing’s completion.
Youth hunters are entered in the system (without an adult) and up to two youths can be on an application. An adult 21 years or older is required to accompany the selected youth(s) on the hunt. Only one adult is allowed to attend with the selected youth(s).
Additional Opportunities for Lottery Hunt Applicants
Applicants for both the Waterfowl Multi-Site and Youth Multi-Site Lottery Hunts also have the ability to opt-in for second chance waterfowl hunting opportunities being offered by private landowners.
There is no additional cost to the applicant and SCDNR preference points are not affected by any second chance draw hunt opportunity offered by the South Carolina Wildlife Partnership (SCWP) or the Pintail Partners (for youth hunters).
You must apply for the SCDNR waterfowl lottery hunt to participate in any second chance hunt opportunity and complete the opt-in form at the time of application so that your information can be sent for the second chance drawing. Selecting to purchase a preference point only will not enter you into the second chance hunt. You must opt-in at the time of application.
If you opt-in by registering and you are not selected for a SCDNR lottery hunt, SCDNR will provide the Name, Email, and Phone Number of the applicants to SCWP or Pintail Partners (youth hunt applicants) for inclusion in the SCWP or Pintail Partners lottery process.
There is no additional cost to the applicant and SCDNR preference points are not affected by any SCWP or Pintail Partners second-chance draw hunt opportunity.
SCWP requires that each applicant opting in has successfully completed an approved Hunter Education course prior to any SCWP hunts.
If selected, you will be contacted directly by a representative from either SCWP or Pintail Partners (for youth hunters only, but the adult applicant must complete the opt-in notification as the point of contact).