Lake Waccamaw plans to apply for alligator hunting permit


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.

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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.