Did You Get a Gator in Alabama this Year?

Jason Howell, Zach Hughey, Josh McAteer (tag holder)Jim Kilpatrick, & Wayne Cox brought in the heaviest gator in the 2015 West Central Alabama River Zone Hunt. This 14' 6 1/4", 901 pound beast came from Whites Bluff in Dallas County.
Jason Howell, Zach Hughey, Josh McAteer (tag holder)Jim Kilpatrick, & Wayne Cox brought in the heaviest gator in the 2015 West Central Alabama River Zone Hunt. This 14′ 6 1/4″, 901 pound beast came from Whites Bluff in Dallas County.
Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association
Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association

Montgomery, AL -(AmmoLand.com)- This year’s alligator hunt has wrapped up in two Black Belt regions, but is still going strong at Lake Eufaula – where a record reptile was hauled in on Aug. 14.

According to news reports, Scott Evans of Center Point and his friends Jeff and Justin Gregg got a 920-pound alligator at Lake Eufaula. The massive beast measured 13 feet, 6 inches. It took six men, including a pair of Alabama Conservation Officers, to corral the gator.

Big Daddy Lawler of Gettin’ Outdoors Radio reports that Josh McAteer of Selma took a 14-foot, 6.25-inch gator in Dallas County that weighed in at 901 pounds at Roland Cooper State Park near Camden in Wilcox County. Patrick Benson of Addison weighed in a 13-foot, 2.75-inch gator at 776 pounds, according to Lawler.

For those who received gator tags, this year’s hunt continues at Lake Eufaula through Oct. 5.

About Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association:

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is committed to promoting and enhancing outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities in the Black Belt in a manner that provides economic and ecological benefits to the region and its citizens.

For information, go to www.alabamablackbeltadvantures.org.

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