• Alligator

    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
    The length in inches between an alligator’s nostrils and his eyes is approximately the same as the animal’s total length in feet.

    Determining the size of your alligator

    September 15, 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
    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