How to Get Alligator Meat

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How to Get Alligator Meat
Buy alligator meat from reputable companies (alligator image by Earl Robbins from

Alligator meat is a wild game delicacy that is native to South Louisiana. Although alligators live all over the world, the majority of alligator meat is caught in the swamps. Fried alligator offers a taste similar to chicken. Alligator can be seasoned to your own tastes, and when the meat is cooked properly, it is quite tender.

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  • Computer with Internet access

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    Research the Internet for companies that deal in the sale of exotic meats or delicacies. The fact that the meat is not an everyday item might make it more difficult to locate. Several online merchants specialise in the sale of alligator meat. The website for and the carry this product and also offer direct shipping to your location.

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    Contact your local seafood market. Since alligator is an exotic meat, it might be possible that they carry the meat or have connections with a distributor. This is a good way to create a relationship with the merchant and gain access to the product you seek.

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    Research other meat markets in your area and speak to the butcher about alligator meat. You also can speak to the purchasing agent in charge of store product and inquire with them about the opportunities to buy alligator meat.

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    Seek out the contact information for any alligator-hunting companies in the South. Companies such as HH Gator Hunts are a good source for information on how to purchase alligator meat. You can question them as to who they sell the alligators to and ask for suggestions on which companies are reputable in the buying and selling of alligator meat.

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