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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:36 pm    Post subject: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

A guy I used to hunt a lot with called me up yesterday and asked me to apply for a 'gator tag for 2008. I told him I would. My state has a lottery for alligators and he got chosen in 2006. Once you get chosen, you have to skip a year before you can re apply.

The first time he went, he used a harpoon/spear. He says the next time he will use a crossbow. You must hunt them at night.

Application time is January. The season is in October, I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:39 am    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

I believe there is an article about gator hunting in the last "Outdoor Life".

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

I do not hunt anything at night that eats back...And if I was to do something like that I'd pick a larger weapon then a bow, spear or a cross bow...I would want something that goes "BOOM!!".......

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

Yep, therre I go....agreeing with Bushy again.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

Well guys, I don't really have a choice. Because alligators are hunted while they are in the water, the danger of ricochet is serious enough that firearms are not allowed.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

Hey Phil...Use a big knife. Make it sporting...Hey Vince...Pass me the bottle of scotch...I want to watch this...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

Yeah, like Crocodile Dundee, that's the ticket. I'm in on that Scotch too gents, gotta see this!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

If I was you I'd be baiting them, wait till they are OUT of the water, then shoot with one of your FAL's. Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
If I was you I'd be baiting them, wait till they are OUT of the water, then shoot with one of your FAL's. 8ODimitri

Baiting them eh? Confused Hmmmm, sounds good to me.... Very Happy Hey big D....wanna go to Florida? Shocked Haha Haha

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

Perhaps, it might be fun Tracker, especially if I can get on a range with Class 3 firearms to try out after the hunt. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

Big knife. I like that. I think I might have enough testosterone for that.

We need to move this thread to the Primitive Weapons folder.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

Well if your going to go with a knife, does a bayonet affixed to the rifle count ?? Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

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Perhaps, it might be fun Tracker, especially if I can get on a range with Class 3 firearms to try out after the hunt. Laughing

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I was just thinkin' you got more meat on yer bones than I do...that whole bait thing...you survive that and you can shoot whatever the h*** you want long as it aint me Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

LOL Tracker, well I think if a Alligator was comming towards me 1 I'd have a rifle in my hands, and 2 the magazine is going to be emptied onto it and I'm going to hear a single "click" before I stop pushing the trigger on it (works best with semi-automatics, which just so happens thats the only type of firearm I own, semi-automatic rifles Cool ). Then a magazine change maybe required. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Gonna Try Alligator Reply with quote

Ok Lets see if I've got this right?????????????????

Your gonna hunt at night??
I'm assuming you'll be useing a bright light of some kind????

It's suggested that you bait em in?????

Bows knives and spears are used????

And there is alcohol involved????

Are you guys sure your not talking about a W.V. bow hunt??????????????????
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