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A medical professional that I work with swears up and also down that he witnessed the greatest alligator the his life close to Maumelle, AR. A couple of folks that I"ve ran right into have stated they"ve viewed them up near Russelville. Simply wanted to recognize what is the many northern ar in the state that Arkansas that you have actually seen one alligator?
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I"ve watched them in the Arkansas River, Flag Pond backwater, just above the Sweden Isle ramp in ~ Atkins.
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Holla bend NWR has actually the Northenmost (documented) populace of Gators in Arkansas. 3 miles south as the crow flies is Kingfisher Lake ~ above Petit Jean WMA. It is complete of Gators of all sizes. Pullen Pond likewise has Gators. At Toad suck Lock and Dam in Conway one to be locked with the lock earlier in 1999 through a co-worker of mine. It was headed upstream. As far as I recognize he never locked through Lock 9 in ~ Morrilton, yet he might have walked about the Dam and gone additional upstream.
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Holla bending NWR has actually the Northenmost (documented) populace of Gators in Arkansas. 3 miles southern as the crow paris is Kingfisher Lake ~ above Petit Jean WMA. It is full of Gators of all sizes. Pullen Pond likewise has Gators. In ~ Toad suck Lock and also Dam in Conway one was locked through the lock ago in 1999 by a co-worker of mine. It was headed upstream. As much as I understand he never locked v Lock 9 in ~ Morrilton, however he could have walked roughly the Dam and also gone additional upstream.
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Didn"t the all time record gator come native Millwood Lake close to Hope? who told me that and I understand the lake"s got some big ones.
There to be a huge one found dead in ~ Egypt (just west the Jonesboro) about 10 years ago, and also there were part spotted in ~ Reynolds park lake in Paragould 3 or 4 years ago.
Game warden told united state the the furthest he knew of on the Arkansas was around Ozark. A couple of spotted around Lake Dardanelle area.
I know of some discovered a couple of years back around Weiner/Jonesboro in rice fields in the winter dead. We are thick v them under here. Greatest I laid eye on was Kate Adams Lake at AR city. We remained in a 16ft war eagle (working v AGFC the summer) man netted one in his fishing nets, stated it was 5ft. Once the technician obtained his head increase he jumped back and claimed his head if 4 foot. He got loose and pertained to the surface around 100yds out, that made our watercraft look small. The WO stated we didn"t want him in that boat or top top the side of it. Huge. My hubby had a 10+ft one here in the rice a few years ago. They space everywhere.
the state document which i think is in ~ the ar zoo, come from listed below millwood no on millwood itself, the area is located around grassy lake, yeller creek, cypress bayou, however i have actually seen 15-17 ft"rs on millwood in the dirt lake area
A few years back one was recorded in a farm yard pond close to Elkins. Ideal I remember no one had any kind of explanation exactly how it obtained there. Don"t remember how large it was. Just remember it was on the local news.
It"s all from the gator hunters transplanting them as with the hog doggers transplanting the hogs.
There was in reality one on the north side that Russellville in the Bona Dea trails. It to be a tiny (4 footish) gator but there were pics in the local file and several write-ups during that summer a couple years ago...

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It"s every from the gator hunters transplanting them as with the hog doggers transplanting the hogs.
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