South Carolina wildlife officials say they’ve received a record number of applications for alligator hunting licenses. Wednesday is the deadline to pay $10 to apply for a license.
The state Department of Natural Resources said more than 4,000 applications have been received for the season, which runs September 10 through October 8. However spokesman Brett Witt said only 1,200 applications will be approved.
We put them in a random lottery, so you have just as good a chance as anyone. And, if you do not get chosen, then the best part about that is if you put your name in the hat next year, you will go to the front of the line.
Hunters selected must pay the $100 fee for the license. Last year there were 473 alligators harvested from 1200 permits. Officials estimate South Carolina has more than 100,000 alligators.