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#6618897 - 01/05/17 11:32 PM Encountering an alligator...
brandon f Offline

Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 857
Loc: Tyler
Have any of you ever encountered an alligator while hunting during the cold months? December and January? Specifically on any WMA's?

We all know they are out there, but I've never come across any while hunting in the winter. I was talking to a guy last week that said he saw one a 4'-5' the week before Christmas sunning on a sunny day.

#6619042 - 01/06/17 07:28 AM Re: Encountering an alligator... [Re: brandon f]
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5469
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
Seen one of them while duck hunting at Tawakoni one time when the weather went all "summery" for a couple days one time...looong time ago. He skedaddled when we approached in a small camo'd 14' bass boat though even on the trolling motor and don't think he was very big mebbe 5' or so, way down south near the SBRA Lake bldg n'east of Holiday Marina.
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#6619052 - 01/06/17 07:34 AM Re: Encountering an alligator... [Re: brandon f]
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Reptiles and amphibians may be active any time the weather is warm enough. In Texas, that means you may encounter them during any month of the year.

When encountering alligators, do not assume they are asleep because they are unmoving or unresponsive. It is better to pass behind one than in front. Should one happen to give chase, they can run faster than you for short distances, but that is in a predominately straight line. They do not corner well and so by making a series of right angle turns is a decent way to get one off your tail such that you may open up distance from it. With that said, they are not apt to chase you down so much as to lunge at you with the exception of you being where a female has a nest.
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#6620172 - 01/06/17 06:10 PM Re: Encountering an alligator... [Re: brandon f]
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Used to see them regularly in Oct/Nov...maybe early Dec. they were usually laying in the Sun or out roaming through food plots along the sloughs.


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