"Beast of the Bayou" Await Big Game
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
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
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