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CoastieGM
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How is Alligator hunted (legally) in your state?



In Texas, it's more like fishing. Hang a large baited hook above the water.

How about other states?







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mylsuhat
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Hang a large baited hook above the water.
we used to use older chicken thighs back in the day before alligator hunting was the cool thing to do






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LSUballs
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re: How is Alligator hunted (legally) in your state?


Hang a chicken carcass on a hook.





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hardhead
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it is not, anymore.

nobody that knows how, can get tags






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wiltznucs
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For recreational gator hunting FL has a draw permit system thats done in 3 phases. Getting a permit is a crapshoot and there are lots of people gaming the system. Each permit has two tags which can be used in a specific area and during a certain timeframe. Unused tags must be mailed back or you will be fined/prosecuted.

You can hunt from 30 mins before sunset until 30 mins after sunrise. No hunting during daylight hours for all intents and purposes. Harpoons, treble hooks, crossbows, etc are legal. Absolutely no hooks or snares are allowed. Firearms in the form of a bangstick are allowed only to dispatch a subdued gator although its pretty typical to see a handgun on board most hunting boats.

I've harvested a few ranging between 8.5 to 11 feet here in Florida. Its a hoot but very expensive. Tags, outfitters, processing and whatnot adds up very quickly.



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oldcharlie8
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large baited hook


terrible idea.

bury a stainless steel catfish hook inside of a piece of meat.

leave about 100 ft of line rolled up on a structure. suspend the meat out of the water (the higher the bigger gator). gator gets the meat and swims 100 ft. once he's that far, the meat is in his gut and THE HOOK AINT COMING OUT.

the gator does not move once you approach. BOOM TO THE EAR.






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mylsuhat
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the gator does not move once you approach. BOOM TO THE EAR.

the guys on History Channel missed this memo






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Capt ST
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re: How is Alligator hunted (legally) in your state?


Watch swamp people, that's how we do it down here.







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CoastieGM
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So it's sounding like a couple guys on a boat with a .30-30 and a compound bow (with fishing arrow) isn't cool in other states either.


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MillerMan
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In Texas


Is is legal if we hypothetically shoot them out of our tanks when they get in there?






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Nascar Fan
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Hang a large baited hook above the water.

We also ride around looking for bigens & snag them






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El Josey Wales
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re: How is Alligator hunted (legally) in your state?


None of y'all choot em at night with a spotlight?





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None of y'all choot em at night with a spotlight?

This is illegal






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Yea greenjeans frowns on this activity
It is alot of fun snagging a big bastard though






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Nodust
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That quarter sized kill spot is challenging at night.





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bayoudude
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We used to take chicken leg quarters and let them sit in the sun in a bucket till it made its own juice and would gag a maggot. Then take poles, make a brace and suspend the chicken above the water from a huge arse hook and close pin the line to the pole. Put about 40 feet of line coiled up on the bank.





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hardhead
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stainless steel


not necessary

If you want t let it go a regular hook rots faster.






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oldcharlie8
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huge arse hook


not necessary. you're not lipping a bass. once he swallows the small hook, it's over. no fighting because the hook is pulling on his guts. very calm process.

it's like shooting a log.






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CoastieGM
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I found this on a SD card laying around...


:delete:


I'll give you 3 guesses what I think was going on, and the first 2 don't count.



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