• Alligator

    Alligator season returns to South Carolina in September.

    Get a Gator! SCDNR’s popular alligator season draw plenty of attention from hunters for limited and coveted tags

    Coastal zones producing the biggest harvest, Pee Dee zone the biggest alligators.
    September 01, 2013 at 7:00am
    The deadline for applications for this fall's SCDNR alligator season is June 15.

    Deadline for SCDNR alligator-hunt applications is June 15.

    Computer will draw 1,200 hunters for permits
    June 07, 2013 at 9:30pm
    Kyle Blewer (left), Shanell Brewer (center) and Kevin Blewer (right) admire an 11-foot-9, 601-pound Lake Marion alligator that Shannel Brewer killed.<br />

    Orangeburg woman's gator puts her atop 'family tree'

    Lake Marion monster weighed 601 pounds, measured 11-foot-9
    October 24, 2012 at 11:18am
    Dan Grubbs, Jonathan Hopkins, and guide Brad Taylor pose with Hopkins’ 13-foot-2, 684-pound gator taken from the upper reaches of Lake Marion on Sept. 20.

    Lake Marion produces another huge gator for Columbia duo

    Two treble hooks, crossbow point, harpoon finally subdue 13-foot-2, 684-pound beast
    September 26, 2012 at 9:56am
    Tim Roth, Scott Morin, Travis Smith, Chris Farrell, and Donald Caldwell (standing) pose beside a massive 13-foot-3 alligator that

    Spartanburg-area hunters harvest 13-foot-3 Lake Moultrie alligator

    Weekend excursion was almost over before huge reptile was spotted
    September 19, 2012 at 9:14am
    Kevin Long, left, and and Rob Harding were two of the three hunters who bagged this 600-pounder on Lake Moultrie at the end of September.

    Lake Moultrie produces yet another massive alligator

    This beast tips scale at 600 pounds.
    November 02, 2011 at 2:11pm
    This 771-pound gator was taken recently during the alligator hunt on Santee Cooper.

    Giant Santee Cooper gator taken

    Clinton trio bags 12-foot-7, 771-pound beast from Canal
    October 25, 2011 at 10:39am
    Lacy Blankenship, center, teamed with sons Cory and Lacy Jr. to take this 11-foot Lake Moultrie gator - after it charge the boat during the fight.

    Ohio father, sons take huge opening-day gator at Santee complex

    11-footer charges hunters on Lake Moultrie
    September 16, 2011 at 11:17am
    A daytime gator sighting is a prime target for a hunter with an SCDNR tag

    SCDNR to hold draw for alligator tags

    May 02, 2011 at 7:49am
    Trevor King, Ray Mareno and Matt Mareno took this enormous alligator from the Lion's Beach area of Lake Moultrie on Sept. 28.

    Santee Cooper produces another huge alligator

    Three Monks Corner men outlast 13-foot-7-1/2-inch beast
    October 08, 2010 at 11:07am