Skip to Content

First-time hunters harvest big gator

By Web Staff

Click here for updates on this story

    STANLEY, Louisiana (KTBS) — It’s alligator hunting season in Louisiana and already a huge one has been harvested from a local lake.

The Gator Guys of Stanley – also known as D.J. Farris, Jay McClain, Dennis “Bebo” Farris and Newt Farris – caught a 11 foot, 6 inch gator weighing 467 pounds.

The first-time gator hunters caught the monster around 8:30 a.m. Monday north of Circle Drive Landing, which is located south of Stanley on Toledo Bend Reservoir. They all reported being shocked at the sheer size of the alligator as they pulled it out of the water.

Alligator hunting season started in the west zone of Louisiana on Sept. 1. It runs for 60 days.

Hunters are picked by a lottery system administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

LDWF provides more than 430 licensed resident alligator hunters the change to harvest over 1,290 alligators on about 50 wildlife management areas and public lakes throughout the state. Each applicant gets three harvest tags.

Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.

Article Topic Follows: CNN - Regional

Jump to comments ↓

CNN Newsource


ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content