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Okolona man, hunting crew capture record-tying gator

Source: Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

An Okolona man and his hunting party had a record-tying catch this alligator hunting season.

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 4:03 PM

OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) - A man from Okolona and his hunting party captured a record-tying alligator.

According to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Paul Edwards and his team captured the alligator on Thursday in the West Central Alligator Hunting Zone.

The West Central zone is in the Delta between Highway 82 and Interstate 20.

The alligator tied the record for the longest female alligator in public waters.

The gator measured 10 feet in length.

The state wildlife department certified the gator later that day.

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