South Carolina hunters bag fewer gators in 2020

CHARLESTON, S. C. (AP) — South Carolina hunters bagged about 100 fewer alligators this hunting season than last year. The state Department of Natural Resources tells the Post and Courier that cooler temperatures, some rain and COVID-19 could all be possible factors for the decrease. The department says just 243 gators were bagged from September to October. More than 7,000 people from 47 states applied to hunt alligators in South Carolina this year.