HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The 2016 Mississippi alligator season ended at noon Monday.
A group of friends from Hancock County ended their season with a monster catch early Monday morning. Michael Myrick, Zachary Robertson, and Wayne Sullivan captured a 12-foot 8-inch gator in the waters of Bayou LaCroix.
Once they snagged the gator, it was a three-and-a-half hour fight to get it in the boat. The alligator weighed 600 pounds.
This year, 920 gator permits were issued, for seven hunting zones throughout Mississippi.