Alligator

Raleigh hunter kills lone gator of North Carolina’s 2018 season

If luck was in any way involved in Ryan Pridgen’s success at bagging an alligator in North Carolina’s first gator harvest season, it was only in being chosen for a tag. Him killing the lizard was anything but luck; the Raleigh sportsman spent enough hours, time, and energy to locate and kill the gator that he’d qualify for overtime if the whole thing was a job.

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Upstate hunters kill 1052-pound gator at Santee

On South Carolina’s opening day of the 2018 alligator hunting season, Daniel, Jennifer, and Justin Cunningham, along with Rutt and Candice Iusti left Santee empty-handed and headed back to the upstate after a long but fruitless encounter with a big gator. But they went back this past weekend and filled their tag with a 13-foot, 6-inch beast that weighed 1052 pounds.

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Alligator

North Carolina will hold alligator season this fall

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering permitted hunting opportunities for alligator population reduction hunts in three designated areas of Hyde County only. Hyde County requested a targeted hunt to reduce numbers of alligators in areas of Swan Quarter, Fairfield and Engelhard with frequent alligator conflicts. 

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Alligator hunting application deadline extended to June 1 for N.C.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is extending the application period by one month for permitted American alligator hunts for the September 1 to October 1, 2018 season. Cities, towns and villages within the North Carolina Alligator Management Plan’s designated Alligator Management Unit 1 (Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Hyde, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender counties) now have until June 1, 2018 to submit an application.

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