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    Florida gator/Hog hunt

    Just got back from a southwest Florida gator and hog hunt. Tons of fun, didnít get a hog, only tiny little ones came in and I passed on them. Went out night hunting with thermal imaging, that was very cool, several buddies got pigs that way.

    I did get a gator though. Just under 7í, nothing huge but a great time.DBA9B0CE-575A-41DA-8E74-F7074CA901C6.jpg523BFF5F-22BA-4E26-B2AD-FDC9313ABB45.jpg

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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    Those lizards look pretty darn big to me.

    Congrats on a what looked to be a fun hunt.
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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    Need details. How exactly does one hunt Gators?
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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    What a croc!

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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    Oh, hell yeah! Nice score!
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    Never ate any. Maybe someday.
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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by bullsi1911 View Post
    Need details. How exactly does one hunt Gators?
    We didn’t really hunt them per say, it was more of fishing for them. We had large fishing poles with huge treble hooks and 3-4 ounce weights attached and we cast and snagged them. When you got a gator you liked, then it was your choice on how to dispatch them. Some people shot them with a pistol, other’s a large fixedblade knife or a spear. I choose a spear.

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    We ate gator every day when we were there, it was good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minnesotashooter View Post
    We didn’t really hunt them per say, it was more of fishing for them. We had large fishing poles with huge treble hooks and 3-4 ounce weights attached and we cast and snagged them. When you got a gator you liked, then it was your choice on how to dispatch them. Some people shot them with a pistol, other’s a large fixedblade knife or a spear. I choose a spear.
    Pretty sure I would not go after something that can eat me with just a spear. there would be a firearm with a caliber that starts with at least .4 with me.

    Interesting methods, though
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjames777 View Post
    What a croc!
    No it's not!!! It's a Gator Dammit!!!
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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by bullsi1911 View Post
    Pretty sure I would not go after something that can eat me with just a spear. there would be a firearm with a caliber that starts with at least .4 with me.

    Interesting methods, though
    I know some gator hunters that, once they have the gator, dispatch them with a chisel to the base of the skull.
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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    Fun I bet.
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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    We have it easier up here in NC ...

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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by breamfisher View Post
    I know some gator hunters that, once they have the gator, dispatch them with a chisel to the base of the skull.
    Two of the guys in our group actually killed them with a folding buck knife

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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by minnesotashooter View Post
    Two of the guys in our group actually killed them with a folding buck knife
    A good gator huntet has two hands, two feet, and all their fingers and toes
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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    I would LOVE a gator skull on my shelf!!

    nicely done.

    You gonna do anything with the skull or hide?
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    Re: Florida gator/Hog hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    I would LOVE a gator skull on my shelf!!

    nicely done.

    You gonna do anything with the skull or hide?
    Hide is getting tanned then probably going to use the belly for a holster and boots, the back of the gator will go on my wall.

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    New pair of boots!
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