SC plans gator season due to high population


June 5, 2008

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina is planning a alligator season this year now that there are an estimated 100,000 gators lurking in the state's waters.

The Department of Natural Resources plans to issue 1,000 permits for the season which will run from Sept. 13 through Oct. 11.

Hunters will be allowed to only take one alligator and it must be more that 4 feet in length. You can't shoot the gator until it has been tied up or brought alongside a boat or to land.

The state plans a random drawing for the permits which cost $100. Applications are available online at

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