Photo by Eli Baylis-The Vicksburg Post
Tom Grant, left, of Boyle, and Kenny Winter and Jim Reed, both of Greenville, show off the 13-foot-1-inch, 698-pound alligator they caught at the Tallulah Hunting Club near Shipland Wildlife Management Area. Michael Robbers also participated in the hunt. The alligator set a new Mississippi state record for heaviest by six pounds, but missed the record length by 5 inches, said Tracy Tullos, a game warden with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The 2012 alligator hunting season on private land ends October 1.