Alligator Hunting

"Beast of the Bayou" Await Big Game Hunters

One of the top predators of the marsh, the American alligator is synonymous with Southwest Louisiana-and a trophy worthy of any big game hunter. At Grosse Savanne, only our experienced alligator harvest guides will navigate our privately managed marshes and prairies in search of these enormous creatures.

Considered the "Beast of the Bayou" and ranging in length up to 14 feet, alligators often drift in slowly moving canals on warm, sunny days. While afloat, it is often only its beady eyes that peer out over the water's surface. Its flat, round snout, log-shaped body and short, webbed legs are submersed, enabling this seemingly docile reptile to quietly close in on its prey.

Listed on the federal government's endangered species list in the early 1970s due to dwindling populations, alligators now outnumber people in the region two to one! Research conducted at a nearby state game preserve and research center indicated that successful harvests could be conducted in September since the females are finished with nesting deep in the marsh and the adult males roam the open ditches.

To guarantee successful populations for the future, strict regulations have been imposed on the number of alligators harvested. These controls include the use of locked, numbered tags that are attached to each harvested animal before it leaves the marsh, proper permits and licensing, and a limited harvest season. Tags are issued to hunters based on the quality and size of the wetlands they own or have permission to hunt.

As a result of the controls on harvesting these beasts, alligator hunts at Grosse Savanne are available on a first come, first served basis-and only in September. Trophy hunts for catch ranging from eight to 12 feet.

In addition to the thrill of an alligator hunt, Grosse Savanne offers first class accommodations, fine southern and Cajun cuisine, and unsurpassed service.

We invite you to join us this season.


Rates & Packages


Trappers Overnight Package-Individual (Minimum 2 guests):

$750 per guest

Includes:  One night lodging, five course dinner, all beverages, continental breakfast, one guided morning alligator hunt which allows guests to participate in the hunting process, southern brunch (no gator meat or hides with this package).


Trappers Day Package-Individual

$400 per guest

Includes: One morning alligator hunt which allows guests to participate in the hunting process and beverages (no gator meat or hides with this package).

Afternoon Line Baiting -Individual

$125 per guest

Includes: Bait lines with guide for the next morning's hunt (must arrive before 2:00 P.M.).

Trophy Alligator Fees/Trophy hunts not guaranteed

(In addition to package rates)

Includes: Hide and Parts preparation for taxidermy or tanning, 10 lbs. of complimentary meat.

  •   4'0" - 8'11"       $100/foot
  •   9'0" - 9'11"       $125/foot
  • 10'0" - 10'11"     $150/foot
  • 11'0" - 11'11"     $175/foot
  • 12'0" +              $200/foot



All alligator hunts require advanced purchase of a license through the Lodge.

License cost not included in package pricing.

Additional shipping fees may apply.

Hunting season generally 1st two weeks of September.

Other afternoon activities available upon request.

Fee for overnight non-hunting guest is $350/person per night when available.




Due to the nature of alligator hunting, please note that:

** No guests under the age of 15 allowed to participate in hunting activities

** Hunter safety is required for all hunting guests born after September 1, 1969






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