I was one of 920 statewide Mississippi residents who was fortunate enough to obtain a alligator permit this year and was also fortunate enough to tag out on my 2nd night of hunting. I hunted the 1st night with a fellow Taxinet forum member who has done hundreds of various skulls as well as my first gator skull several years ago. I've done a lot of deer and furbearer skulls but been too intimidated to try a gator until he assured me I could handle it. My first tag filled was a 6'4" and a few hours later got the 11 footer. Here's a few pics of the gators before skinning: The head with majority of meat trimmed off, eyes removed, and jaw separated. Ready for the maceration tank. I ran the temp between 95-100 deg for 6 days then checked it. I changed out half the water and gave it 6 more days and all meat and skin was gone. I saved half the water, cleaned the sludge off the bottom and filled it back with 50% dirty 50% clean warm water and gave it another week. This is what it looked like this evening when I checked it. I removed all of the teeth and bones, cleaned the tank, and filled it with Dawn and water. Got it running at 112 deg for the next few weeks. Will check it once or twice a week and change out degreasing solution as needed. Hopefully will have update in a few weeks.