Some South Carolinians are getting into shape when it comes to hunting alligators.
Most of us know people who hunt deer or dove, but do you know anyone who's gone after a gator?
Alligator season is only weeks away, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is offering classes to get you ready.
DNR officers teach the class so hunters will know the laws, the type of equipment to use, where to look for gators and, most importantly, safety and what to do after you catch a gator. They also tell you how you go about applying for your license that will let you hunt gator for about a month from mid-September to mid-October.
DNR officers told FOX Carolina alligators normally turn up in the midlands and low country, but on occasion make their way to the Upstate.
The final class in the state will be taught this Saturday at McAlister Square in Greenville beginning at 10 a.m. It's expected to last two hours and participants will get to sample some alligator meat.
South Carolina's alligator hunting season begins on Sept. 8 and lasts until Oct. 13. and permits are required.
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