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Redfish2010
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Got picked for gator tags! Now I have questions


They notified by phone and not mail. This is the 4th year I applied and finally it worked out.

Now for my series of questions.

1. Any advice for someone who has never hunted/caught gators before?

2. Who is the best taxidermist for a head mount? How about tanning the skin for boots?

3. Does anyone have a leather company they recommend? I've been looking at Ponder Boot Co in Ft. Worth



Eta. Look at these babies. I'd wear the shat out of em




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ForeverLSU02
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re: Got picked for gator tags! Now I have questions


quote:

1. Any advice for someone who has never hunted/caught gators before?
Choot em?






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LSU 318 LSU
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El Cerrito Place
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quote:

Choot em?
Mudda Fricka






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Geauxtiga
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How about tanning the skin for boots?
Sell 'em and just go buy a pair.






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34venture
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Buffer Zone
Member since Mar 2010
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Buy lots of bleach. It is the only thing that will get that nasty arse smell off your hands, body, boat, and anything else that may come in contact with them.





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kywildcatfanone
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Mentor program:







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Hankg
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Got picked for gator tags! Now I have questions


You talking about the lottery tags? Been waiting for results. What area? Tanning hide professionally, boots made etc. very expensive. Look at American tanning and leather website. Very good info there.





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Redfish2010
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Yeah. Atchafalya Delta. I don't know the dates or anything yet but te meeting is August 21 in New Iberia





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chadg
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The Avoyelles Parish
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Got picked for gator tags! Now I have questions


Same here. I applied but haven't heard anything yet.





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OldHickory
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New Orleans
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Got picked for gator tags! Now I have questions


Hunt em in a kayak.





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Hankg
Member since Feb 2011
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My advise ( I've had close to a hundred gators pulled into my boat in the last three years) don't need as big a hook and line as you would think. I use 12/0 hooks and 900 lb braid. Most use 1200 lb tarred twine. Make your lines 30 to 40 ft long. The key is to give the gator enough line to stay in the water and feel safe. They won't fight line too much that way. I tried to save money last year and use 20 ft lines. The water was low and end of line was only a few feet off bank in a couple feet of water. I had three straightened hooks the first day. First time that has happened to me. Lengthened my lines back to 30 ft plus, gave the area a week to rest and reset the lines. Caught two right at 10 ft. Also I like beef melt as bait with chicken leg or thigh also on hook. Let melt sit in sun till starts to turn green. Melt for smell, chicken for attraction ( white skin).





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Rize
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wiltznucs
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Sell 'em and just go buy a pair.


This, it aint worth the time or expense to have shoes/boots made from your own gator hide..






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CootKilla
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Buy lots of bleach. It is the only thing that will get that nasty arse smell off your hands, body, boat, and anything else that may come in contact with them.
try vinegar






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ISmellMischief
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Got picked for gator tags! Now I have questions


quote:

quote:How about tanning the skin for boots? Sell 'em and just go buy a pair.


sell and buy a pair. Extra paper work needed to keep your own gators, skinning, scraping salting, etc. Its not worth it.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Got picked for gator tags! Now I have questions


How many tags?





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JAB528
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try vinegar


Is that what you use to get the dead dog smell off of you?






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GonePecan
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[: Buy lots of bleach. It is the only thing that will get that nasty arse smell off your hands, body, boat, and anything else that may come in contact with them

try vinegar [/quote]

Yes, then use the bleach to get rid of the vinegar smell






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Nascar Fan
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Columbia La.
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Got picked for gator tags! Now I have questions


Congrats We got some tags last year but haven't heard anything this year yet
We had more fun & success riding around & snagging gators last year than our hook sets. Also snagged some turtles And like some have said sell the frickers & buy you some shoes






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Rize
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Baton Rouge
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We use poles and float the bait on styrofoam. Plies due to no trees in the marsh for the most part.





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