• Alligator

    Due to required system maintenance, the SCDNR extended the alligator hunting deadline for 24 hours.

    Alligator hunting application deadline extended through midnight tonight

    SCDNR extends alligator applications through midnight June 16
    June 16, 2016 at 1:10pm
    June 15 is the deadline to apply for the 2016 alligator hunting season.

    Tomorrow is deadline for alligator hunting applications

    Apply for public and WMA gator hunts before midnight June 15
    June 11, 2016 at 9:20pm
    May 1 through June 15 is the open application period for the 2016 alligator hunting season.

    May 1 is time to apply for alligator tags

    Applications accepted May 1 through June 15
    April 25, 2016 at 8:30pm
    North Carolina is the only state in the American alligator's range that does not allow alligator hunting.

    Alligator hunting season proposed for North Carolina

    North Carolina is currently only state in alligator's range that does not have a season
    January 22, 2016 at 8:40am
    This Summerville party made their first gator hunt a big success.

    Summerville party kills 13-foot 7-inch long Santee gator

    Hunters were on their first-ever gator hunt
    October 27, 2015 at 6:45am
    Four friends whacked this gator that measured just shy of 13-feet long.

    Another big gator killed at Santee

    13 was the lucky number for 4 hunting friends
    October 09, 2015 at 12:30pm
    Zack Derrick, Chaz Derrick, and Peewee Derrick killed this massive 13 1/2-foot beast last Saturday at Santee.

    13 1/2-foot gator killed on Lake Marion

    Youth hunter proves to be valuable addition
    September 23, 2015 at 11:48pm
    This 800+ pound gator was taken near Pack's Landing by Chad Huffman and friends.

    Big gator killed by Pack's Landing hunting party on Santee

    Gator measured over 12-feet, weighed more than 800-pounds
    September 22, 2015 at 7:29pm
    South Carolina's public alligator season opens Sept. 10. June 15 is the deadline for permit applications.

    SCDNR taking applications for public alligator season

    Palmetto State's annual alligator season will begin Sept. 12.
    May 01, 2015 at 7:18am
    Elissa, Lainey and Zachary Rosenberg celebrate with Dr. Jason Rosenberg after taking an 11-foot-11, 472-pound alligator near Georgetown.

    SC hunters take two 11-foot alligators shortly after opening of season

    Big reptiles are taken in Waccamaw, Cooper rivers within hours of season's kickoff
    September 16, 2014 at 9:03pm
    South Carolina hunters have less than a week to get in their application for a 2014 alligator permit.

    Deadline to apply for South Carolina alligator season tags approaches

    South Carolina's public alligator season will open Sept. 13, close Oct. 11
    June 06, 2014 at 6:01pm
    The  Bear Island and Santee Coastal WMAs have draw hunts for alligators that are part of the annual alligator-permit draw system.

    WMAs and gators

    October 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    Ronnie Jackson and Jim Strong (left and center) killed this 12-foot-4 alligator in Santee Cooper's Sparkleberry Swamp, then got help from Danny Reynolds (right) to load him on a utility trailer for the ride to the processor's.

    Sumter hunters strike again; another 12-foot Santee gator bites the dust

    Sparkleberry Swamp produces latest trophy alligator
    September 23, 2013 at 7:00am
    Joe Parmenter and Wesley Ridgill killed this 12-foot-5 alligator in the Hickory Top area of the Santee Cooper lakes on Sept. 17.

    Another big Santee Cooper gator makes waves

    Sumter men find out they need a bigger boat for this version of
    September 20, 2013 at 1:11pm
    Mike Colboth, Chris Warren and Ernie Seruya took this 12-foot-2, 820-pound alligator out of the upper end of Lake Marion on Monday, Sept. 16. <br />

    Lake Marion produces 820-pound gator that finally dies in hunters' boat

    Big reptile was missing part of tail, measured 12-foot-2 without it
    September 18, 2013 at 7:00am
    Marshall French of Sumter’s Duck Bottom Plantation shows off a nice alligator taken during the 2012 season near Georgetown.

    Calling alligators

    September 15, 2013 at 7:00am