Lake Moultrie, SC (WCSC/CBS) - A young Summerville hunter got a big catch her first time out.
Sixteen-year-old Hali Lane likes hanging out with her friends and horseback riding, and along with her father Chris and Uncle John, you can add gator hunting to the list.
"We went out to Lake Moultrie, probably about 11, my daughter spotted one," said Chris Lane, her dad. "It's an adrenaline rush."
On board a boat and armed with a big light, harpoon, and handgun, they were able to hook several lines into the beast to make the catch.
"We just kept wearing him out til we finally got him tired," Hail says.
"We got these hooks made here we ended up throwing around him and pulling him up beside the boat and end up shooting him," John said.
The catch--a big gator. They don't know how much it weights, but they say it was definitely a prize.
"We're having the head done. we're doing something with the feet too," John said.
Gator hunting season is now in session and it runs until October 13th. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources issues 1,200 gator hunting tags each year statewide.