Alligator

Gator time

Alligator hunting permits are precious in Mississippi, as hard to get as a ticket to Hamilton on Broadway. And, if you are lucky to get a permit, it can be about as expensive in obtaining all the gear needed to battle with the most frightening creature that can be hunted in the Magnolia State.

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Alligator

Enough big ol’ good ’uns to go around

Every alligator region in Mississippi is capable of producing a giant reptile for hunters, as statistics from the 2016 season show. Only the Northwest zone, which has the least habitat and the fewest gators, failed to produce a 12-footer and it did have a respectable 11.25-footer taken.

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Alligator

Alligator bulls way through screen door, relaxes on 2nd-story porch

It’s one thing to run across an alligator while you’re in the wild, but when one of these creatures shows up on your front porch, that’s just unacceptable. But that’s what happened to a Mt. Pleasant, S.C. family last week when a 10-foot gator crashed its way onto the second-story porch of their home, which is located on a golf course next to the Wando River.

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Alligator

Gator drawing process to change

Mississippi alligator hunters will have the same number of tags, in the same number of regions, with the same boundaries for the 2017 public water season this summer, but gone is the first-come, first-serve drawing process under a plan approved in March by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

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