Alligator Harvest Report
View up to date alligator harvest summary data and statistics. Viewable data is posted here automatically when alligator hunters submit their Alligator Harvest Report.
Note: Private Land Alligator Permit holders should not submit their report here on-line. Follow the instructions in your Private Lands Packet. Private land permit holders must mail their Harvest Report Card and any un-used temporary possession tags back to the MDWFP, no later than October 15.
STATE RECORDS CERTIFICATION:
The MDWFP maintains records of the following categories of hunter harvested alligators:
Male - longest (current record 13 feet 6.5 inches)
Male - heaviest (current record 697.5 pounds)
Female - Longest (current record 9 feet 9 inches)
Female - Heaviest (current record 283 pounds)
Hunters who wish to certify an alligator as a potential state record of harvest should contact the MDWFP at 601-432-2217 or 601-432-2170 to arrange for an MDWFP officer or biologist to witness a length measurement and/or weight. Weight certification must be on certified scales. If certified scales are not available, then efforts should be made by the hunter to obtain a weight from a reputable source of scales. At that point, the hunter may make an attempt to make arrangements to meet with the Alligator Program Coordinator for a reservation to obtain an official weight, if deemed a potential record by the coordinator.
- Lay the alligator on a flat surface with the carcass laying completly flat and straight.
- Using a cloth measureing tape, measure along the dorsal side (top) of the alligator from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail following the dorsal contour of the alligator.
- Measure to the nearest 1/8 inch.
- For weight, be sure the alligator is completely suspended from the ground.
- For weight, be sure to "zero tare" the scales when chains or straps are used to hoist the alligator before hoisting the alligator for measureing the weight. Chains and straps should not be included into the weight measurement.