Georgia 2018 Gator Gallery
Some huge alligators were killed during the recent season.
Georgia’s 16th alligator season is now in the books. We reached out to WRD’s alligator expert Greg Waters to see how the season went, and he reported that the season numbers had yet to be crunched, and he didn’t make a comment on how he thinks the overall season may have fared.
However, 2018 hunters selected in one of Georgia’s nine alligator hunting zones were coming off the worst alligator hunting season ever. In 2017, only 19 percent of hunters killed a gator. The second-worst year came in 2016 when 25 percent of hunters were successful. The question to look at now is whether or not hunters can expect lower success numbers after 16 seasons.
The season high average came during the state’s first alligator season in 2003 when 39 percent of hunters killed a big lizard. The statewide average from 2003-2017 is 32 percent success.
Theories are that hunters wait on a big gator or alligators are getting more aware that they’ve become targets.
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