Derrick Fells used a pistol to defend himself from a six-foot alligator. He stumbled across the alligator will trapping minnows on his 17-acre property.
In two long weekends, Arkansas hunters harvested 94 alligators during the 2017 alligator hunting season, eclipsing the previous record of 66 taken in 2016.
Thousands of Arkansans have been waiting on pins and needles for the last few weeks to find out if they were one of the lucky few.
Applications for the 2017 Arkansas alligator season will be available on their website, beginning today. The deadline to apply is midnight, June 30.
Sixty-eight lucky individuals will be heading to the swamps this September in search of one of Arkansas’s largest big game species.
“I’ve been bit plenty of times. It’s inevitable when you’re wrestling alligators. If you get bit the biggest thing is…