The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission board has approved its first ever plan to manage alligator populations in the state, which could eventually allow alligator hunting. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
The plan, developed by the N.C. Alligator Task Force, outlines conditions under which alligators could be hunted in North Carolina. However, approval of the plan did not establish an alligator hunting season in the state. Wildlife Diversity Program Coordinator Allen Boynton.
“It will be part of our hunting rules proposals that will be presented in January. The commissioners will then come back and review that public comment and make decisions on proposals in February.”
If adopted, the Commission could allow a limited take of alligators by permit holders. North Carolina is the only state in the alligator’s range that doesn’t allow hunting to control their populations.