South Carolina Waterfowl Lottery Applications

If you have not applied yet, there are only two weeks left to submit an application for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) waterfowl lottery hunts. Applications will be accepted until 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, only the primary applicant will receive email notification of the drawing’s completion.

The following hunt locations will not be available in the Waterfowl Lottery Hunt this year due to extensive and ongoing property renovations.

Santee Delta

IMPORTANT: You will get an email confirmation when you apply. If you do not get an email confirmation, there may be issues with your payment (please check spam folders too). If this does occur, please wait, and try again the next day as a hung transaction must be manually cleared first. If there continues to be a problem, contact us at 803-734-3886.

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 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.