Alligator hunting season back on

Hunters have one more chance! It all gets started up again this evening, right after sunset. It’s the final weekend to get that big gator. Hunters head out at night when the alligators are most active. This is the best time to be on the water, and not be disturbed by boat traffic.

Alligators were in decline during the 1930’s. Now the population has made a big rebound.  Chris Nix explains “We have a very healthy population, we actually just got thru doing our population survey this week, and the highest number of population we have ever recorded, we got this year.”

If last weekend was any indication, it should be a good weekend. Check out this record-breaking alligator that was caught Friday night in a creek near the Millers Ferry Dam in Wilcox County. This monster gator is 15 feet in length and weighs more than a thousand pounds.
It was caught by Mandy and John stokes, Kevin Jenkins and his children. It’s the largest gator ever legally killed in the state of Alabama. The last 3 nights of alligator hunting in Alabama are tonight , Friday night and Saturday night . You have to have a tag to harvest a gator, and winners were selected in a random drawing earlier this summer. You can check out some of the catches in our area by heading to five rivers on the Causeway

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