Louisiana Sen. Vitter hosts $5,000-a-head alligator hunt

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Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter is no fan of swamp alligators, and now he's proving it with a $5,000-per-person alligator hunt fundraiser complete with Cajun food, an airboat swamp tour and a "tag" to hunt the toothy reptiles.

Secrets received a copy of the invitation to the Sept. 5 fundraiser for the Fund for Louisiana's Future, which invests in local businesses.

"Please join us with special guest, Senator David Vitter, for an adventure on the Louisiana Bayou. We will go on a real Alligator hunt where all guests will receive a license and 'tag' to hunt an alligator. We will be guided through the swamp with professional alligator hunters on this trip. Come enjoy a weekend of cajun food, airboat rides, swamp tours and Louisiana culture," said the Washington-based fundraising organizer.

Vitter has a history with alligators, having pushed the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to issue more alligator hunting tags in an area where fishermen were complaining that gators were destroying their traps to feast on bait.

Below is the invitation:

Save the Date & Reserve Your Place Now!!

The Fund for Louisiana's Future Invites You To A Louisiana Bayou Weekend

Come Enjoy Cajun Cooking, Airboat Swamp Tour And ALLIGATOR HUNT

With Special Guest U.S. Senator David Vitter

Thursday, Sept 5th - Saturday, Sept 7th 2013

$5,000 Per Person

*** Accommodations will be made for all guests ***

Save your place for this exciting adventure in swamps and bayous of south Louisiana!

Space is very limited!!