Bowfishing..Trophy Gator down!!

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  1. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    My son drew a gator permit this year. He and my nephew left out Friday morning and drove down to Southeast Ga. They went out and scouted Friday eve..hunted a little that night..Saturday they did a lot more scouting and found what they thought would be a good producing area.....they went back out that night and waited for the tide to go out. They found a gator that looked to be around 6 or 7 feet and was a legal shooter. Chris put a Muzzy gator getter right behind it's head and it was off to the races. An hour later he got arrow number two into him. An hour later they had him subdued and laying in the boat. They were in shock. It took all they had strength wise to roll it into the boat. Never in their wildest dreams did they expect to get one like this..........300+lbs 10 feet 7.5 inches long Bull gator. I'm very proud of these two!!
     

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  2. fishstick

    fishstick New Member

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    whow, that would be a blast.
     

  3. boombalaty

    boombalaty New Member

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    Awesome! Congrats to them! Sounds and looks like it was a blast!
     
  4. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Thanks for sharing the story and pictures. I really enjoyed it.

    Tom
     
  5. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    AWESOME! I'd love to have a gator hide that size!

    Bill in SC
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Cool stuff. Thanx for sharein. What happens now? Gotta guess hide and food?
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Thats super cool. One of my dream hunts.
     
  8. Motopro00

    Motopro00 New Member

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    thanks for sharing the story. I really never new you could hunt gators?:eek:oooh: learned something new today.:big_smile:
     
  9. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    that is great. I would love to gator hunt oneday. Thanks for sharing
     
  10. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    thats awsome, i hope to bag one like that one day....i alway have wanted to go gator hunting just never got the chance....that will be some good eating and a great addition to the wall....
     
  11. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    thanks for sharing I bet they were stoked!!
     
  12. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Nice gator..My grandfather was a trapper and my cousin owns a alligator farm..My cousin Gerald was on dirty jobs for the alligator farming episode..I've had many a days cleaning and salting hides to bring to market..In Louisiana you must own or lease land to hunt gator and tags are 25 dollars a piece..There are people who guide gator hunts though..Probably around 350 for a guide..An average wild gator would be 6-8 ft..A 10 footer is pretty big and my granpa once killed one 16 foot..What I would do is get a pair if boots and a belt made out of the hide and maybe a hand bag for the old lady..Mount the head and make an alligator sauce picant with the meat..It also makes great sausage..The meat is delicious but must be cooked properly or you'll get a strong fishy taste..Congrats on baggin a really nice gator..
     
  13. countryboy32c

    countryboy32c New Member

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    Nice gator and pics. Thats somethin I always wanted to try:big_smile:
     
  14. etexun

    etexun New Member

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    That is exciting. I know they were really pumped up for that. My son would love to do something like that.
     
  15. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Congrats to your son and nephew, and thanks for the pics!
     
  16. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Awesome! Congrats to them!
     
  17. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    That's some cool sheet right thar! Makes bow fisherman look like wussies :big_smile: lmao....
     
  18. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    alan i'd be proud of them too. congrats to them both on that big old gator. bet they were plum wore out after wrestling with him.
     
  19. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Nice Gator.
     
  20. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    That's AWESOME!

    I bet it would be more sporty if you use a treble hook on a shark/marlin outfit and reeled on in. I bet it would fight for hours!