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Issaquena County gator sets new MS record for weight

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ISSAQUENA COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An Issaquena County alligator, hauled in this weekend, sets a new state record for weight.

Weighing in at 697 and a half pounds the gator beat the previous weight record holder by seven pounds.

Bolivar County hunters Jim Reed, Michael Robbers, Tom Grant, and Kenny Winter hauled in the catch on Friday.

According to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, this record alligator was caught on a private hunting club in Issaquena County, near Fitler.

The previous record holder and this gator were both caught west of the Mississippi River Levee on private land and only 16 miles apart from one another.

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