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Hunters catch massive alligators in South Texas area

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It’s officially crocodile hunting season. Over the weekend, many got lucky while at the James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management area in South Texas near Choke Canyon State Park. The administration district posted on Facebook how the alligator hunters went 10/10 in the harvest while at a leisure setting.

“Last week’s alligator hunters went at the James E. Doughty WMA 10/10 in their harvest season! Congratulations to the hunters,” the management district stated in its Saturday, September 17 post.

The James E. Doughty Wildlife Management Area has 34,000 acres of mixed-use, low-fenced recreational area, including Choke Canyon Reservoir. Located in Live Oak and McMullen counties midway between San Antonio and Corpus Christi, the area represents the South Texas habitat and is a component of the South Texas Ecosystem Project, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife.

In Texas, it is not illegal to hunt alligators. However, hunters must have a permit or tag from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Those with tags can only hunt alligators during the open season, from September 10 to September 30, in core counties.

Core counties are those counties constituting the primary historical habitat of the American alligator in Texas, where commercial hunting is viable and the division engages in important resource biological control and manages the harvest through the issuance of labels to landowners.

Scroll below for last week’s catch in the management zone:

The second harvest was a 600-pound male.  It was 13 feet long.

The second harvest was a 600-pound male. It was 13 feet long.

James E. Doughty Wildlife Management Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife

The third harvest was for a 781-pound male that measured 14 feet 2.5 inches tall.

The third harvest was for a 781-pound male that measured 14 feet 2.5 inches tall.

James E. Doughty Wildlife Management Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Harvest Four was a male who weighed 709 pounds and was 13 feet 10 inches tall.

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Harvest Four was a male who weighed 709 pounds and was 13 feet 10 inches tall.

James E. Doughty Wildlife Management Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife

The fifth and six crop females were 204 and 174 lbs., respectively.  One was 9 feet long and the other 8 feet tall.

The fifth and six crop females were 204 and 174 lbs., respectively. One was 9 feet long and the other 8 feet tall.

James E. Doughty Wildlife Management Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Harvest was seven male, weighing 658 pounds.  He was 13 feet 3 inches tall.

Harvest was seven male, weighing 658 pounds. He was 13 feet 3 inches tall.

James E. Doughty Wildlife Management Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Harvest was eight males, weighing 681 pounds and standing 12 feet tall.

Harvest was eight males, weighing 681 pounds and standing 12 feet tall.

James E. Doughty Wildlife Management Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Harvest Nine was a 660-pound male with a height of 13 feet, 2 inches.

Harvest Nine was a 660-pound male with a height of 13 feet, 2 inches.

James E. Doughty Wildlife Management Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Harvest 10 was a male who weighed 373 pounds and was 10 feet 10 inches tall.

Harvest 10 was a male who weighed 373 pounds and was 10 feet 10 inches tall.

James E. Doughty Wildlife Management Area – Texas Parks and Wildlife

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