However, approval of the plan DID NOT establish an
alligator hunting season in the state.
Over the past few years we’ve been hearing rumblings about an alligator hunting season in NC. We are and always will be against hunting and killing our alligators. We have attended numerous public and private meetings over the past couple of years. We’ve listened to other’s opinions and we’ve spoken out about how we feel.
We appreciate all the hard work Allen Boynton has put into the ATF (Alligator Task Force). There still seems to be a LOT of uncertainties about how to go about having a legitimate hunting season each year or if we even need one. We applaud the NCWRC for not just rushing in and giving out tags to whoever wants to kill an alligator.
You can read more about it on the NCWRC’s website:
You can also read the entire 43 page NC Alligator Management Plan:
Once again, we (Alligator Alliance) are proud to be listed on page 32, as being one of eight organizations that are in opposition to opening an alligator hunting season.
There will be nine public hearings in January 2018 for public comments. It will include a proposal for an alligator hunting season. Rest assured, Alligator Alliance will be there! Even if a hunting season is passed in the future, we won’t give up. We will continue to fight. Our mission to protect the alligators will not change. Our alliance WITH the alligators will not change. Alligators will still be our passion. We will still be cleaning habitats. We will still be talking to people and educating the public on these marvels of nature. We continue to ask for other alligator lovers and wildlife enthusiasts to help us help them!
Remember, ONE person CAN make a difference!