Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi's alligator season opens Friday, and the state's alligator program coordinator says he expects a good one.
Ricky Flynt tells The Clarion-Ledger that low water in the Mississippi River limited access to prime hunting areas in its oxbows and tributaries.
He says most areas are at normal levels or higher this year, so gator hunters can get into more areas and spread out more.
This will be Mississippi's first statewide hunting season for alligators. Flynt says 110 more people got permits this year than did last year.
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