It was yr for alligator hunters.

Arkansas simply confirmed the outcomes of its most up-to-date alligator searching season, and it appears prefer it was a profitable one. While the season solely lasted two weekends, the state practically noticed a file variety of alligators hunted.

According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 161 alligators were harvested by hunters in the state.

According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 161 alligators have been harvested by hunters within the state.
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According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 161 alligators have been harvested by hunters within the state. While the quantity is decrease than final yr’s record-breaking 174 alligators, this was by design.

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Mark Barbee, a wildlife assistant regional supervisor with the AGFC, stated, “This was the second year of the new private land quota system, and it was the second time in a row that the private land zones reached their quota by the end of the opening weekend. I imagine quite a few of the gators taken on private land are landowners wanting to remove an alligator for nuisance purposes, so they’re ready that first weekend and have the animal pretty well patterned by the time the hunt begins.”

“We had one incident where a hunter harpooned an alligator, but it submerged and hung up underneath a bunch of logs and limbs,” Barbee defined. “The hunter thought he had misplaced it, however it floated to the floor a few days later. They have been in a position to get well the top for taxidermy and examine the gator, however the meat and pores and skin had already begun to decompose. I actually respect them calling and checking the animal even when they didn’t get to make use of it. It’s an amazing instance of the sportsmanship and ethics we see in our hunters right here in Arkansas.