Don’t make these mistakes during alligator season

Alligator hunting is one of Mississippi’s most challenging pursuits and among some hunters it’s the most exciting. But those challenges can lead to a frustrating season for some. Ricky Flynt, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Alligator Program coordinator, explained some of the most common mistakes he sees.

“I’d have to say that the single most common mistake I see occurring among gator hunters is their failure to be prepared for the ‘Big One,'” Flynt said. “I’m not sure if it’s because they have low expectations of success, or if they simply are not experienced in what it takes to follow up after the harvest of a large alligator.

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2 Responses to Don’t make these mistakes during alligator season

  1. John Deaux says:

    It is an exciting and somewhat terrifying experience when you get your first big gator. Basically you have a prehistoric creature on it’s home turf within spitting distance. Not unlike catching your first wild boar hog with a dog and a rope, you just gotta go for it while trying to be somewhat safe doing it.

  2. Murkan Mike says:

    The first time I went gator fishing in Lac Des Allemagnes in Louisiana, I asked “What should I watch out for?”

    The old fart who was with us said “Dey is tree rules to fish fo de alligaytor. Fust rule is ‘Don put cho han in the allaygaytor mouf!”

    That makes sense, what is the second rule?

    “Don put cho other han in the alligaytor mouf!”

    That makes sense, what is the third rule?

    “Don never fall in da water wif da alligaytor!”

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