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#6448855 - 09/12/16 01:19 PM Looking for Alligator processor
Jbell99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/15
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Loc: Texas, Harris county
I have a alligator hunt booked and the guide I am going with does not process them and I was curious if anyone has a processor in chambers county or Houston area for a alligator that's reasonably priced. Thank you in advance!
Also anyone who has done it before about how much did you spend on processing


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#6449032 - 09/12/16 03:13 PM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Jbell99]
Chunky Monkey Offline
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Porter's processing and Alligator farm.
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#6449073 - 09/12/16 03:36 PM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Jbell99]
Erny Offline
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I always did my own. It is not that hard. Took me and my buddy about an hour to clean two 6 footers.

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#6449793 - 09/12/16 11:24 PM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Chunky Monkey]
Jbell99 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Porter's processing and Alligator farm.


I called them but they told me something I didn't understand they said to process it it would be 200 and then he would sell me the meat for five dollars a pound
Why do I have to buy the meat? I paid for the hunt shot it and am paying to get it processed

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#6449935 - 09/13/16 07:43 AM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Jbell99]
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Originally Posted By: Jbell99
Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Porter's processing and Alligator farm.


I called them but they told me something I didn't understand they said to process it it would be 200 and then he would sell me the meat for five dollars a pound
Why do I have to buy the meat? I paid for the hunt shot it and am paying to get it processed


If you heard right then it sounds like a scam! To have to pay them $5lb to get your on meat back? Please!

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#6449960 - 09/13/16 07:55 AM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Jbell99]
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If you are used to processing (skin, gut, debone, etc) your own deer and hogs, you can handle an alligator. There's a lot of youtube videos to give you some guidance on how to do it. Here is just one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exv6J0mUk5A
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#6449963 - 09/13/16 07:57 AM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Jbell99]
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You were probably told 200 for a certain size and $5 a lb after that

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#6450276 - 09/13/16 11:12 AM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Jbell99]
rickym Offline
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Dang, just do it yourself and/or have a buddy help

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#6450453 - 09/13/16 01:27 PM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Jbell99]
Jbell99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/15
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Loc: Texas, Harris county
If it's a small to medium sized one I'll probaly do it might self but if it's over 8 foot I'll take it to go get done I don't really have a place to process it my self

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#6450729 - 09/13/16 04:33 PM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Jbell99]
Sugars Pop Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 59
Loc: Houston/Lake Limestone
Ask the guide who can process it for you in this area!

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#6451020 - 09/13/16 07:39 PM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Jbell99]
Jbell99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/15
Posts: 191
Loc: Texas, Harris county
I talked to the guide today and he said they use porters processing as well I called Porter agian today and he exsplined it better today it is a 200 dollar processing fee and that includes getting the hide ready for tanning scraping and salting but does not include the tanning itself he ships it off and yes I do have to buy the meat back at five dollars a pound he makes most of his money buy selling alligator meat due to the processing being a time extensive

I talked to a coworker and he said the guy who processed his did the same thing and sold the meat back to him but his charged him six or seven dollars a pound


Edited by Jbell99 (09/13/16 07:42 PM)

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#6451103 - 09/13/16 08:22 PM Re: Looking for Alligator processor [Re: Jbell99]
Chunky Monkey Offline
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Tell him to deal with the hide for you and just quarter up the alligator and freeze it. Take it back home and cut it up yourself. $5 a pound sounds ridiculous to me. I never heard of anything but a flat rate for processing unless you want sausage or something like that. I always pay the flat rate and then make my own sausage.
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