more gator pics...Florida

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  1. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    pics an outfitter friend sent me. these are public land gators in the Okeechobee area, can't use firearms on public land hunts. my son shot a gator with these guys last year on private land using a rifle. the two big ones in the pics are 11+ ft. they hunt hogs, turkey, deer, gators, exotics and bow fish. heading back next springbreak to bass fish and bow fish Okeechobee with this outfit.
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  2. Duster

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    Looks like the one on the left in the first picture had been eating well.
     
  3. Capttrae

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    You talking about Chris St Angelo?
     
  4. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    yep. guess public season opened mid-August.

    got a couple of bowfishing guides for you in west ky if your interested. had a good time with them. heading back to Okeechobee next spring on my boys spring break. hope to shoot more tilapia with Chris.
     
  5. Capttrae

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    I hunted with him one day last duck season when I was still dating that girl in Tampa
     
  6. EdLongshanks

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    Cmon now. This is a family place! Put the mouse back in the house and have some respect.
     
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  7. katlynn

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    How does one kill an 11 foot gator if you can't choot it?
     
  8. EdLongshanks

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    Just knock’em in the head with a stump.
     
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  9. 1wildcatfan

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    hook or harpoon or archery then bang stick. outfitter said it's a lot more exciting this way vs shooting one with a rifle.
     
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    Jumping from the boat and wrastlin' one would be more exciting too, but I think I'll pass. lol But the bang stick sounds more doable. Hopefully I'll get to do a gator hunt some day.
     
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    I’ve got to disagree, I’ve done it both ways. Killed a 10’ on the Appalachicola River by harpoon then bang stick harpooning him was fun then it was about like catching a dang Ol shark. Let him pull the boat around till he’s tired then bangstick him in the head
     
  12. 1wildcatfan

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    well i may try the public land hunt next year with Chris and see what it's all about. The most exciting part of the hunt when my son shot one was him walking up to the edge of a pond and the gator was 3' below him and Kaycee. He bout wet his pants, gator went in and came up at 25 yds. son shot, missed. gator came back up at 60 yds and son drilled him. then we started casting treble hooks trying to snag him. these guys knew which pond had the size gator we wanted to shoot. huge dairy farm with several ponds.
     
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    Enjoy yourself it’s fun either way you do it
     

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