Alligator hunters end season with good haul

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AGFC) - Arkansas's third season of alligator hunting was another successful event for many Arkansans. The second and final weekend of Arkansas's third alligator hunt much the same as the first weekend. Several hunters, who did not take an alligator during the first weekend, were successful during the final weekend of hunting.

In all, 12 hunters picked up their trophies before the Sept. 28 close of the season. Each applicant was required to have a valid resident big game license. Hunters were also required to attend one of three training workshops in August to become eligible to take an alligator.

Applicants were allowed to hunt 30 minutes after sunset on Friday, Sept. 18 until 30 minutes before sunrise on Monday, Sept. 21 and from 30 minutes after sunset on Friday, Sept. 25 until 30 minutes before sunrise on Monday, Sept. 28. The bag limit is one alligator at least 4 feet long.

Zone 1 Alligator Harvest
Kenny Starr - Bois D'Arc Lake, Hempstead County, 6' 11"
Chris Mueller - Cypress, Hempstead County, 9' 4"
John Howard - Swan Lake, Lafayette County, 7'
Brendan Burrell - Queen's Plantation, Miller County, 12' 11"

Zone 3 Alligator Harvest
John Taylor - Lower Arkansas Wetland Complex, 10' 11"
Jeff Olson - Lower Arkansas Wetland Complex, 5' 4"
Ronnie Cato - Lower Arkansas Wetland Complex, 4' 4"
Toby Stagg - Lower Arkansas Wetland Complex, 7' 5"
Anthony Brown - McClendon Wetland Comples, 4' 11"
Richard Hoss - Lower Arkansas Wetland Complex, 8' 7"
Rhonda Hampton - Hamptons Wetland Complex, 8' 3"
Reese Strickland - Private Land At Large Tag, 7' 11"