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tigerinthebueche
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Erwinville, LA.
Member since Oct 2010
21449 posts

How was/is this years alligator season?
Prices? Harvest? I’m sick of these lizards chasing my popping cork when I’m not catching fish. Hope you guys thinned em our around Mechant.

What’s the report?


Motorboat
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At the camp
Member since Oct 2007
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re: How was/is this years alligator season?
Probably pretty slow. Prices are way down.


NewIberiaHaircut
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re: How was/is this years alligator season?
I can't speak to how the season is going but I saw a ton of baws going after gators this weekend in the basin.


highcotton2
Auburn Fan
Alabama
Member since Feb 2010
5838 posts

re: How was/is this years alligator season?
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Probably pretty slow. Prices are way down.


What is the price per pound? Does the price go up if it is an exceptionally large gator or is the price per pound the same no matter the length?


CypressTrout10
Lamar Fan
Member since Jun 2016
2020 posts

re: How was/is this years alligator season?
They need to go open season on them in Maurepas Swamp. There are 5-6 in eyesight on every bank of blind river


tigerinthebueche
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Erwinville, LA.
Member since Oct 2010
21449 posts

re: How was/is this years alligator season?
I didn’t see the same number of gators on
My commute over the ABB as I did last year. Thought maybe they got thinned out.


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TJG210
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New Orleans
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re: How was/is this years alligator season?
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What is the price per pound?


They are sold by length.


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CootKilla
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re: How was/is this years alligator season?
They are sold by length. The longer the gator the higher price per foot. The meat is probably worth more than the hide right now.


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lotik
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Member since Jul 2018
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re: How was/is this years alligator season?
The lottery hunts in Maurepas started on the 2nd. I think they gave out a total of 60 tags, three per lottery winner. I've tagged one at 8' 7" and one at 6' 1" so far.

According to one of the biologists at LDWF, prices are $7-8 a foot.



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kywildcatfanone
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Wildcat Country!
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re: How was/is this years alligator season?
We need Troy or RJ in this thread.


bayouvette
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Raceland
Member since Oct 2005
1511 posts

re: How was/is this years alligator season?
there is Zero money in it. Some people are not even messing with it. Its not easy work to tag 50+ gators to break even. Some are even selling trips to help make a little extra money. Farms killed all of it. They will need to eventually create an open hunting season to control the population


KemoSabe65
Member since Mar 2018
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re: How was/is this years alligator season?
Worse than hogs.


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redneck
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Los Suenos, Costa Rica
Member since Dec 2003
51137 posts

re: How was/is this years alligator season?
The only thing I can contribute is that I was given the meat from a 7 footer and my god it's so good blackened and dipped in remoulade


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bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
4532 posts

re: How was/is this years alligator season?
Around $8/foot (for gators over 8 feet). The meat is retailing around $8/lb. There is no money in harvesting wild alligators. As stated above, the farm industry has taken it over. And yes, it is hard and smelly work running lines.


SOLA
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Member since Mar 2014
1316 posts

re: How was/is this years alligator season?
Plenty of gators around, but like others have said, the price is horrible.


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lotik
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Member since Jul 2018
85 posts

re: How was/is this years alligator season?
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it is hard and smelly work running lines


This. This is my first and probably last year filling tags.


bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
4532 posts

re: How was/is this years alligator season?
Haha.. we're going to try to get more for next year


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