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#5864245 - 08/05/15 09:45 AM Draw Hunts - Alligator
NV_HogHunter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/20/11
Posts: 2
I got selected for an alligator permit. Has anyone done this before who could offer any tips? I have watched videos online about hook and bait but that's about the extent of my knowledge on alligator hunting.

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#5864350 - 08/05/15 10:53 AM Re: Draw Hunts - Alligator [Re: NV_HogHunter]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 288
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
We have been to J.D. Murphree WMA on two alligator hunts, nothing first time but got two the second time. My son and two buddies got 3 last year. PM me with your question's and I'll try to help.

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#5864415 - 08/05/15 11:35 AM Re: Draw Hunts - Alligator [Re: NV_HogHunter]
NDN98 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 10582
Loc: McKinney, TX
You might PM Sniper John. He has been on several gator hunts and had a lot of success.

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#5864425 - 08/05/15 11:42 AM Re: Draw Hunts - Alligator [Re: NV_HogHunter]
NewJeep Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 5395
Loc: Boerne, Tx
A lightweight but steady boat, 10hp+ outboard, trolling motor, and a pushpole.
Some 300-600lb line
big NON Stainless hook
rotten chicken

Pretty much all you need.
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#5866592 - 08/06/15 03:52 PM Re: Draw Hunts - Alligator [Re: NewJeep]
Palehorse Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4608
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Originally Posted By: NewJeep
A lightweight but steady boat, 10hp+ outboard, trolling motor, and a pushpole.
Some 300-600lb line
big NON Stainless hook
rotten chicken

Pretty much all you need.


Yep. Simple as that. You will also need a cheap shotgun that is no big deal if you lose it overboard. I've got an old H&R single shot 20 gauge that worked great. Picked it up at a pawn shop for $50. #6 low brass shells at a distance of a couple of inches do just fine.

For the hook and line, here is what I used.

http://fishnetco.com/component/content/article?id=351:gator-getter

Good luck!
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#5866623 - 08/06/15 04:10 PM Re: Draw Hunts - Alligator [Re: NV_HogHunter]
Sniper John Offline
gumshoe

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16719
Loc: North Texas
You might let us know which hunt you were drawn for. Comparing Daughtry, Mad Island, Murphree for example. Each are different in how they are hunted.

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#5866634 - 08/06/15 04:15 PM Re: Draw Hunts - Alligator [Re: NV_HogHunter]
jorge Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
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Loc: Lake Jackson, TX
Lucky you, didn't get drawn best of luck!
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