Hincher killed the gator in the Pee Dee area
Kristy Hincher of Loris, S.C. killed a huge gator on Saturday, Oct. 9. The beast measured 12-feet, 9-inches long. It wasn’t Hincher’s first alligator, but it’s the biggest one she’s ever killed. She was hunting in the Pee Dee Region on the last day of the 2021 season.
“I was hunting in Zone 4 — the Pee Dee Region. This is the third gator I’ve killed in my life, but this one was by far the biggest,” she said.
Unfortunately, they were not able to find a scale large enough to weigh the big gator. Anybody want to take a guess at its weight?
South Carolina’s annual alligator hunting season is held in the fall. It runs from the second Saturday in September to the second Saturday in October. But the season actually begins in the spring, when hunters apply for a gator tag through the lottery system. Alligator hunting parties must be selected for a tag to hunt these creatures.
SCDNR typically begins accepting lottery applications on May 1, then draws a limited number of hunters. They notify the hunters that were chosen during the summer. For more information on South Carolina’s alligator hunting, click here.