Gator Smackdown!!

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by nick81, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. nick81

    nick81 New Member

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    Here's a few pics of my gator for the '09 gator season. It was quite an adventure for sure. Hope to get onother next year. he was 10' 4" weighed in at 370lb.
     

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  2. nevets91

    nevets91 New Member

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    i have always thought that would be really fun how exactly do you get in on those hunts i would love to do it one year. also how exactly do you do it. iv seen people use bows and ive also seen people shoot em with guns. dont know much about how ya do it just always seemed like somethin i want to hunt
     

  3. SC Backwoods Baitman

    SC Backwoods Baitman New Member

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    Nice. Does it taste like chicken?:smile2:
     
  4. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    congrats to ya Nick on getting a big gator.
     
  5. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    That's cool; congratulations. I see a lot of huge gators on the upper Santee and lower Congaree. We were electrofishing up there last week and shocked a gator about 10' long that was under some willow limbs, so we didn't see him until too late. That would have made a great video as he tail walked across the river, with head and shoulders totally out of the water, shaking his head and body as he tried to figure out just what the heck had happened to him. Amazing!
     
  6. Gomer

    Gomer New Member

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    NICE GATOR NICK ! ! ! :worship:

    Tommy I bet that got REAL interesting for a few seconds as he tried to get into the boat with you ! !
     
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  7. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Yeah; I saw his head under the bushes, but at first thought it was a large carp, until it circled behind the boat, headed out of Dodge!
    We also shock a lot of large carp, and those grass carp can jump like a tarpon sometimes. The juice doesn't always stun them, but it sure gets them to moving. lol I keep thinking I'll carry a camcorder, but always forget to.
     
  8. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Nice gator, congrats. Being from Florida I miss the gator hunting and all. Its a shame...I haven't even ate any in over a year,,,thats some GOOD eating there ; )
     
  9. gotta go

    gotta go New Member

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    Tommy, you work for the wildlife dept. or justb out there having fun?
     
  10. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    I work for SCDNR; freshwater fisheries. We're doing sampling right now to determine the numbers of juvenile shad and blueback herring on their fall migration back to the ocean.
     
  11. krowbar

    krowbar New Member

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    Nice gator Nick. Reps too you.
     
  12. gotta go

    gotta go New Member

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    In my younger days i always wanted to wrestle one of them bad boys:smile2:jk I seen were one bite off the arm of a young man down at Santee so i kinda lost interest. Why do you think i fish out of boats with high sides:big_smile:
     
  13. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Nice gator Nick. My wife's cousin got a 10.4 footer out of the Edisto River. He said it pulled them upstream faster than the motor could.
     
  14. nick81

    nick81 New Member

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    It's kinda like a lottery. you pay $10 to enter and they draw 1,000 tags. If your name is drawn you pay an additional $100. I'm gonna get my whole family to enter next year. lol. I gotta get another one of those lizards.
     
  15. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    nice gator, what did you shoot it with a bow or a gun??? id like to try it, i think it would be fun, cool mount too if you were to do that...
     
  16. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Oddly enough, yes. Yes it does taste like chicken, but the texture is somewhat stringy.

    Bill in SC
     
  17. Sunbird

    Sunbird New Member

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    Congrats Nick!! :wink:
    Now if you draw another tag next year after I have been passed over twice......................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:confused2: No more friend!:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  18. nick81

    nick81 New Member

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    lol.... just make sure you get a tag so I can help put another smackdown on em:wink:
     
  19. nick81

    nick81 New Member

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    It's a combination. you have to first shoot it with a bow, them after is is somewhat wore down and you have him alongside the boat you shoot him with the pistol. I'll post pics of the head mopunt when it gets back....they say it will be around three months.
     
  20. MMloy

    MMloy New Member

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    Congrats on the kill - i have heard this is exciting to do, just seems a tad bit scary. I have eaten gator and like it- not really like chicken in taste to me and it was a wite meat but does have a texture like a scallop. I had it grilled and fried - good both ways. Congrats again!