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Season ends with 22 alligators taken

Hunters end season with 22 alligators taken LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – Alligator hunting in Arkansas continues to pay off for many hunters. The second and final weekend of Arkansas's fifth alligator hunt was 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, 22 hunters picked up their trophies before the Sept. 26 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.

The season began 30 minutes after sunset on Friday, Sept. 16 until 30 minutes before sunrise on Monday, Sept. 19 and from 30 minutes after sunset on Friday, Sept. 23 until 30 minutes before sunrise on Monday, Sept. 26.

Successful hunters this season included:
Doug Ward, Dierks, Zone 1 Little River (Public), 10'5"
Chris Mueller, Lowell, Zone 1 Private Land At-Large, 8'6"
Paul Willmuth, Batesville, Zone 3 Private Land At-Large, 6'11½"
Robert Dumas, Taylor, Zone 1 Private Land At-Large, 13'1"
John King, Hope, Zone 1 Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D'Arc WMA (Public), 10'3"
Matthew Harbison, White Hall, Zone 3 Lower Arkansas River Wetland Complex (Public), 6'10"
William Ruby, Springdale, Zone 1 Millwood Lake (Public), 5'8"
Jacob Steed, Ashdown, Zone 1 Private Land At-Large, 7'1"
Larry Beckett, Bella Vista, Zone 1 Millwood Lake (Public), 5'1"
C.A. Douglas, Plainview, Zone 3 Lower Arkansas River Wetland Complex (Public), 7'6"
Jonnette Whitley, Taylor, Zone 1 Lake Erling (Public), 8'3"
Jonathan Castleberry, Cabot, Zone 3 Lower Arkansas River Wetland Complex (Public), 7'4"
Jonathan Parker, Hope, Zone 1 Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D'Arc WMA (Public), 12'2"
Michael Bolen, Grady, Zone 3 Lower Arkansas River Wetland Complex (Public), 6'1"
Winston Hastings, Little Rock, Zone 3 Private Land At-Large, 10'1"
Jim Bob Hockaday, Nashville, Zone 1 Private Land At-Large, 7'0"
Edwin Stavely, Nashville, Zone 1 Private Land At-Large, 9'1"
Garrett Baldwin, Conway, Zone 3 Private Land At-Large, 7'0"
John Starling, Zone 3 Private Land, 8'6"
Jason Berry, Zone 4 Private Land, 12'8"
Gary Chambliss, Zone 1 Private Land, 11'7"
Tanya Garrett, Zone 1 Private Land, 10'11"

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