The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission approved the plan to allow legal hunting of alligators to reduce numbers in overpopulated areas.
A meeting for legal alligator hunting is set for next January. The Wildlife Resources Commission currently plan to make their final decision on Feb. 22 of 2018.
The plan will allow legal hunting of American alligators in select overpopulated areas.
An alligator hunting permit would be required. The plan only allows hunters to hunt in overpopulated gator areas, and can only harvest one gator per season. The season would run from Sept. 1st to Oct. 1st of 2018.
A gator permit will only cost $5.
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