Rez's weekend alligator season ends with big take

JACKSON — The Barnett Reservoir’s first weekend alligator season has ended with several big catches, including a state record.

A Yazoo City-based team, led by permit holder Joe McWilliams, took the big female measuring 9 feet, 9 inches and weighing 192 pounds near midnight Friday.

That’s the longest female taken in Mississippi.

An 8-foot, 9-inch gator taken Saturday was heavier, but shorter.

It brought the two-day total to 48 gators, only six of which exceeded seven feet.

Another 60 teams are eligible for the second two-day season, which begins Friday at 6 p.m.

The Associated Press