Alligator hunting application deadline Tuesday

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Tuesday is the last day to apply for a South Carolina alligator hunting permit.

Hunters have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to apply online at the DNR's website.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says after the deadline passes, they will randomly select 1,000 permit winners to take one alligator each.

There is a $10 fee to apply and if selected, you'll pay an additional $100 fee to obtain the permit.

The season opens September 11 and runs through October 9.

The SC DNR estimates more than 100,000 alligators living from the Midlands to the coast of South Carolina.