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#6007407 - 11/02/15 07:52 PM Want to hunt an alligator
txtrophy85 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/05
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When/where can I do it? Do I have to use a guide or can I get a permit and DIY?
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#6007622 - 11/02/15 09:10 PM Re: Want to hunt an alligator [Re: txtrophy85]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 9862
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
A friend and I hunted them guided out of Vacherie, LA. Neat town and area and we got our 'gators, but I wouldn't recommend the outfitter. I've seen a few post on here that hunt the Texas side. Maybe they'll chime in.
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#6007789 - 11/02/15 10:38 PM Re: Want to hunt an alligator [Re: txtrophy85]
djs303 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 334
Loc: Jackson County
There are several good gator hunts available on TPWD public hunts list. I think the hunts are in September and I believe the private land seasons are in September and April in Texas depending on location.

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#6008908 - 11/03/15 02:50 PM Re: Want to hunt an alligator [Re: txtrophy85]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Loc: wondering about the woods
scratch where's Bigfoot when ya need him ? He caught a nice one, rofl all i caught was a gecho flag
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#6013613 - 11/05/15 08:38 PM Re: Want to hunt an alligator [Re: txtrophy85]
ddmm Offline
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Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 429
Loc: Haslet
for a DIY trip, your best bet is to check the TPWD website like DJS303 mentions. There are lots of gators to be taken, especially along the cost. Our cousins get 8 - 10 tags each year for their place near Tivoli. Not uncommon to get 10 - 12 footers.

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#6013614 - 11/05/15 08:40 PM Re: Want to hunt an alligator [Re: txtrophy85]
ddmm Offline
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Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 429
Loc: Haslet
for a DIY trip, your best bet is to check the TPWD website like DJS303 mentions. There are lots of gators to be taken, especially along the cost. Our cousins get 8 - 10 tags each year for their place near Tivoli. Not uncommon to get 10 - 12 footers.

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#6013647 - 11/05/15 08:53 PM Re: Want to hunt an alligator [Re: txtrophy85]
Rob Lay Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 1757
Loc: Southlake, TX
I've had alligator meat at fairs, if you harvest one is it easy to get and use all the meat off them?
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#6013753 - 11/05/15 09:38 PM Re: Want to hunt an alligator [Re: txtrophy85]
sparrish8 Online   content
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Registered: 01/13/13
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A guy or here Ryan Longer does the hunts they killed like a 13' it was on fox news

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#6013790 - 11/05/15 09:55 PM Re: Want to hunt an alligator [Re: txtrophy85]
Sniper John Offline
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Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16781
Loc: North Texas
Just DIY. Put in for some of the Alligator drawn hunts with TPWD next summer. With my son's youth hunts included, I have been on over 20 public gator hunts since the early 1980s. It's not a difficult hunt.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/5139192/
http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/1594453/

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/3598955/

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#6014454 - 11/06/15 10:16 AM Re: Want to hunt an alligator [Re: txtrophy85]
friocountyhunts Offline
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Registered: 12/01/14
Posts: 551
Loc: Frio Town, Texas
There was a guy on here from LA that was trying to trade a deer hunt for a gator hunt a couple months ago. They were wanting to shoot a couple bucks this year in TX and then next year take you hunting for gators in LA. I don't know if it happened or not but I bet it would be fun. A hard sale IMO because of gator hunt coming last.

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