Alligator

Three gator hunters fill all three tags on same hunt at Santee

Filling an alligator tag is a dream come true for many South Carolina sportsmen — filling 3 on the same outing is nothing short of incredible. But, that’s exactly what happened for Buck Koon of Gilbert, SC and Jason and Amy Kirkland of Leesville, SC. On opening day, Sept. 9, they set out on Santee Cooper’s Lake Marion and got the job done with a 9, 11, and a 12-foot gator.

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Sumter couple kills 12-foot, 1-inch gator at Santee

After scoring a tag for the 2017 South Carolina alligator season, David Birgerson of Sumter, SC and his wife Susan couldn’t wait to get on the water to fill it. Despite a disappointing first night, they rallied back the next, and left Santee with a 12-foot, 1-inch alligator estimated to weigh just under 800 pounds.

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Anderson huntress kills 12-foot, 7-inch Santee gator

Laura Griffin of Anderson drew her first ever gator tag this year, and while her husband has been on several gator hunts over the years, the 2017 season was her first time looking for a swamp lizard. She found one, and it was a good one. Griffin killed a 12-foot, 7-inch gator out of Santee while hunting with her husband and several friends on opening weekend.

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Gator hunting duo bags 11-foot, 5-inch long beast

Tyler Blanchette of Pomaria and Andrew Metze of Ballentine have applied for South Carolina gator hunting permits for several years, and finally got one for the 2017 season. All-around outdoorsmen who hunt and fish anything and everything that has a season in the Carolinas, they completed their quest, bagging an 11-foot, 5-inch lizard that tipped the scales at over 600 pounds.

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Two S.C. men charged with harassment of alligator

Two South Carolina men are being charged for the harassment of an alligator after photos were posted online showing the men pouring beer into the juvenile reptile’s mouth. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) law enforcement officers began investigating the case after the agency received multiple emails and messages from the public on May 25.

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Alligator bulls way through screen door, relaxes on 2nd-story porch

It’s one thing to run across an alligator while you’re in the wild, but when one of these creatures shows up on your front porch, that’s just unacceptable. But that’s what happened to a Mt. Pleasant, S.C. family last week when a 10-foot gator crashed its way onto the second-story porch of their home, which is located on a golf course next to the Wando River.

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