The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will conduct a series of three alligator hunting seminars in August for those participating in the public alligator hunt, hunting assistants and other interested persons. These seminars will cover such topics including alligator capture and handling techniques, rules and regulations, alligator hunting equipment, processing and other helpful information. Each seminar will last approximately two hours.

Interested manufacturers and retailers of alligator hunting equipment are invited to attend to display and demonstrate their equipment in conjunction with the seminars; however, SCDNR does not endorse any type, brand, or make of such equipment.

Any vendors should plan on bringing their own tables, set-ups, or displays as dedicated space or tables may not be available. On premises sales are restricted at certain sites and vendor space may be limited so all interested vendors should first check and pre-register with DNR at (803) 734-3886.

The seminars dates and times are scheduled as follows:

• Aug. 13 (10 a.m.) – Santee Cooper Auditorium, Moncks Corner • Aug. 20 (10 a.m.) – University Center of Greenville, Greenville • Aug. 27 (noon) – Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, Irmo