LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — One city in our area is the first municipality in the state to move forward with plans to allow a limited hunting season of American alligator.
Lake Waccamaw Town Manager Harry Foley tells WWAY the town board plans to move forward with applying for a permit with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
While alligators are not typically found in Lake Waccamaw, they’re more common in the canals surrounding the lake.
Pending state approval, the city will create a “lottery system” for issuing hunting permits.
Only homeowners who live within the town limits will be allowed to apply for a permit to have their property deemed a “hunting ground.”
Currently, if a homeowner encounters an alligator, they can call the Wildlife Commission to capture and relocate it.