‘Gator Season Opens, Prices Down
The Alligator season is open in Louisiana, and prices are low. Greenwood Gator Farms and Tours owner Tim Domingue told Houma Today, “The prices are about 30 percent down from last year.” The current going rate for a gator 9 feet or longer is $20/ft. An 8 footer goes for $17/ft, , $13-$15 for 7 ft, and $13-$14 for a 6 foot gator. Prices reached an all time high in the '80s at up to $40/ft. The lowest in recent memory came in 2009, at $7.50/ft. Hunters aren't happy about the low prices, but say there's little they can do with only three buyers statewide.