Want to alligator hunt Time to submit application has been extended

first_imgAmerican Alligator (Photo: Postdlf / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0) RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has extended the application period by one month for permitted American alligator hunts for this year’s season.Earlier this year, the ban for alligator hunting was lifted in North Carolina.- Advertisement – The season will run from September 1 to October 1.Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Hyde, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender counties now have until June 1 to submit an application.The hunting will be by permit only and each permit holder will only be allowed one alligator kill.Related Article: Alligator found under woman’s car in Carolina BeachThose kills will also have to come by specific methods outlined in the approved proposal.DETAILS:The season for taking American alligators would be September 1 to October 1.Limited take would be by permit only issued by the Wildlife Resources Commission.The bag limit would be one per permit, with a season limit of one alligator per permittee.Alligators could only be taken using hand-held ropes or catch poles; hand-held or rod/reel snatch hooks; harpoons or gigs with attached restraining lines; baited, wooden pegs less than 2-inches in length attached to hand-held restraining lines; archery equipment with arrow-attached restraining lines.Alligators taken by any lawful method described above would have to be dispatched immediately upon capture.Alligators could be taken day or night and with the use of artificial lights.Baited hooks would be prohibited.Permittees would be required to complete a harvest survey provided by the Wildlife Resources Commission and to allow staff to collect biological data from harvested alligators.More information on alligators, including safety tips, can be found on the Commission’s Co-exist With Alligators page. Municipalities seeking additional information can refer to Alligator Management Options for Municipalities.last_img

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