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Booked my alligator hunt #6787248 06/08/17 02:08 PM
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For me and my son in LOUISIANA IN September. We are going with a GW friend of mine from there. This is mostly for my son, but neither of us have done one. I know enough that it's not like tv. We are going with a trapper that has lots of tags to fill so we should come home with maybe a good head for my son, do some fishing, and bring home lots of meat. He can't wait and is pretty happy about the upcoming trip.


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Re: Booked my alligator hunt [Re: Curtis] #6787268 06/08/17 02:29 PM
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Y'all have fun, hope you each get a big swamp lizzard


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That oughta be a blast

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what's the cost on a trip like that?

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I have a friend NE of Fairfield Trinity river that is offering up a couple of gators ... 6-8 foot that he wants removed from some fishing ponds fed by the river.


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Originally Posted By: PMK
I have a friend NE of Fairfield Trinity river that is offering up a couple of gators ... 6-8 foot that he wants removed from some fishing ponds fed by the river.
Sounds fun. What's he asking?


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Originally Posted By: dkershen
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I have a friend NE of Fairfield Trinity river that is offering up a couple of gators ... 6-8 foot that he wants removed from some fishing ponds fed by the river.
Sounds fun. What's he asking?


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$150 a foot I believe ... he said he has several at least 6 foot and might even be bigger up to maybe 9. He posted it on a hunting area on Facebook yesterday

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Good luck man, that sounds like a lot of fun. up

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Originally Posted By: Curtis
For me and my son in LOUISIANA IN September. We are going with a GW friend of mine from there. This is mostly for my son, but neither of us have done one. I know enough that it's not like tv . We are going with a trapper that has lots of tags to fill so we should come home with maybe a good head for my son, do some fishing, and bring home lots of meat. He can't wait and is pretty happy about the upcoming trip.


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This is how we did in FL. I was 18 in the pic and this was my first gator


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cheers enjoy watching swamp people on other end gator boys pretty impressive, back in the day when health was better, believe could have been a gator wrangler... the one that swims after em, is really impressive...
would like ta hear details on catching yours, not trying ta take high-light from Curtis truly looking forward ta hearing how it goes or seeing vid, Stay Safe...
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Re: Booked my alligator hunt [Re: Curtis] #6788971 06/10/17 01:37 AM
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Have a great time. I've done it once. Very neat experience.


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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
This is how we did in FL. I was 18 in the pic and this was my first gator




Never hunted them personally, but did go on an outing in Okefenokee (sp?), biologist leading the little "party", where catching them and doing some kind of survey, but dont recall all the details it was so long ago.


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Here's a trick for baiting gators.

Get a large package of chicken thighs.

Place them in a large bucket with a lid.

Let them sit out for at least 5 days.

*Wear gloves when handling the chicken. The stink won't come off for days if you don't.

Get a large sheet of florist foam. Minimum 2" thick. Cut the foam into 4" x 4" squares.

Get some dacron fishing line. Cut into 10" - 12" lengths. One for each piece of chicken.

Now sew the chicken thighs to the foam "blocks".

Place back into the bucket until ready for use.

Once you select the area you are going to hunt, place the chicken / foam blocks into the water.

The chicken block will float. this method makes it hard for other critters in the water to eat them.

Come back the next day and "catch" your gator(s).

I got me a 9 footer with this method. And the area I selected to hunt was LOADED with Gators.


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Originally Posted By: Wildphilhickup

Here's a trick for baiting gators.

Get a large package of chicken thighs.

Place them in a large bucket with a lid.

Let them sit out for at least 5 days.

*Wear gloves when handling the chicken. The stink won't come off for days if you don't.

Get a large sheet of florist foam. Minimum 2" thick. Cut the foam into 4" x 4" squares.

Get some dacron fishing line. Cut into 10" - 12" lengths. One for each piece of chicken.

Now sew the chicken thighs to the foam "blocks".

Place back into the bucket until ready for use.

Once you select the area you are going to hunt, place the chicken / foam blocks into the water.

The chicken block will float. this method makes it hard for other critters in the water to eat them.

Come back the next day and "catch" your gator(s).

I got me a 9 footer with this method. And the area I selected to hunt was LOADED with Gators.

Why wouldn't you sew the chickens to the foam before they get rotten then let them sit for 5 days? Am I missing something?


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Re: Booked my alligator hunt [Re: TexFlip] #6789218 06/10/17 01:40 PM
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confused2 never been on gater hunt eather, cheers, thought was cool idea, scratch trial & eror, caveman days, sticks & stones, look at all the fancy toys now... flag



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Re: Booked my alligator hunt [Re: Curtis] #6789343 06/10/17 04:42 PM
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Good Luck! I'd like to have a big ol gator skull myself. Maybe some day....but I'll definitely be watching for the story on how y'alls hunt went.


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Good Ol Louisiana GatorS. Good luck; i am from there and depending on where you go you should have a pretty good time and experience.


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Have fun, we do it every year at the farm in La, it's a blast to take people who have never been.


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Originally Posted By: Wildphilhickup

Here's a trick for baiting gators.


It's more common to hang your bait of choice a few feet above the water, when they lunge up to grab it, they essentially set their own hook falling back in the water.

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You can buzz one of these in front of one at night and catch 'em. I was frog gigging one night with a coonass buddy of mine and got to see the show.

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We use to catch gators for fun in FL when it was a slow day on the lake fishing. We would throw out a shiner on a cork and when the gator would go for it we would reel in fast as we could I was always amazed at how damn fast they were. We hooked about a 7 footer one time and it pulled us around the lake for quite a while as we tried to wear it out we were I. A canoe.

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