MS Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

New Record Length Alligator on Public Waterways

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
from MDWFP


(L-R in Photo) Tiffany Wienke, William Wienke, Krissie Gibson, Tim Gibson, Brandice Nowell, and  Dusty Dubre.  (Photo by R. Flynt - MDWFP)    

On Sunday, August 28, 2016 a NEW record length male alligator for public waters was certified by the MDWFP Alligator Program Coordinator, Ricky Flynt, in Vicksburg, MS.

The alligator, taken by the hunting party of Tiffany Wienke of Vicksburg, measured 13 feet 7-7/8 inches, which beat the previous record by a mere 1/8 inch.  The alligator weighed 686 pounds and had a belly girth of 59 inches and a tail girth of 43 inches.  The Wienke hunting party harvested the alligator near the Mississippi River in Bayou Pierre in the Southwest Hunting Zone.

Alligator Season on public waters closes at 12:00 noon on Monday, September 5, 2016



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