Gator hunting deadline approaching

(WTVM) - The deadline for Georgia's alligator hunt is getting closer.

Sporting enthusiasts have until July 31 to apply for a permit to hunt the reptiles.

The state has nine alligator zones.

Each of the top five animals hunted in each zone were 11 feet or longer. Wildlife officials say the heaviest alligator weight 860 pounds and were taken in Quitman County.

The season runs from September 1 to October 7.

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