You never know when having information like this may come in handy:
Not all alligator hunting is against the law: The legal way to hunt an alligator is to hook it via the "fishing method" during hunting season, which is about one month out of the year. You can sneak up on it with a harpoon, and once you harpoon it, a bow-and-arrow or a bang-stick may be used to kill the alligator. The rules of alligator hunting are: no shotguns, you can only hunt during the daytime, and a permit is required. Hunting isn't the only way to get a dead alligator. Alligator farming is legal in Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida.
This nugget and the photograph above by Adam Krause come from a post over at Inc. that features twelve terrific photos of some alligator farmers and hunters and their livestock and prey. The photos are as interesting for the portraits of the people as for the illustrations of the crocodilian circle of life, although YMMV. Some people find baby gators cute.
Check them out for yourselves here: Inside the Dangerous (and Lucrative) Business of Alligator Farming: A Photo Gallery.