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Contributors to this thread:
NY Bowman 21-Aug-20
krieger 21-Aug-20
wam 22-Aug-20
NY Bowman 27-Aug-20
NY Bowman 27-Aug-20
4nolz@work 27-Aug-20
NY Bowman 27-Aug-20
Bou'bound 27-Aug-20
NY Bowman 31-Aug-20
DonVathome 02-Oct-20
jstephens61 02-Oct-20
NY Bowman 06-Oct-20
WV Mountaineer 06-Oct-20
TrapperKayak 08-Oct-20
4nolz@work 08-Oct-20
drycreek 08-Oct-20
Bentstick54 08-Oct-20
orionsbrother 08-Oct-20
PECO 09-Oct-20
NY Bowman 14-Oct-20
Bentstick54 14-Oct-20
TRnCO 14-Oct-20
From: NY Bowman
21-Aug-20

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Well we just returned from our annual Florida alligator hunt. We filled all 8 tags with solid gators. Shot over 100 armored catfish and caught some decent bass.

From: krieger
21-Aug-20
Wow! That's a lot of invasive catfish! Well done, post some gator pics too please.

From: wam
22-Aug-20
Wow look at all those tank catfish!!! Awesome job!

From: NY Bowman
27-Aug-20

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From: NY Bowman
27-Aug-20

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From: 4nolz@work
27-Aug-20
do they eat those kind of catfish? Did you get any shots at iguanas along the canals?

From: NY Bowman
27-Aug-20

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Didn't see any iquanas. Did shoot some Giant Tilapia and Mullet. They say you can eat the Plecos, but we didn't give it a try. We definitely will next time.

From: Bou'bound
27-Aug-20
you are the gator-master with no second place finisher in sight.

From: NY Bowman
31-Aug-20
Ha ha Grant! That's only because I'm probably the only one hunting them with longbows and recurves without a bang stick. :)

From: DonVathome
02-Oct-20
Awesome!

From: jstephens61
02-Oct-20
Guide or DIY?

From: NY Bowman
06-Oct-20
All DIY! Just some fellas getting together and having fun chasing gators. Don congrats on the SC gator. Looked like a good one.

06-Oct-20
Really cool

From: TrapperKayak
08-Oct-20
Nice hunting... See Any snakes?

From: 4nolz@work
08-Oct-20
Big mullet!

From: drycreek
08-Oct-20
Y’all got some nice gators ! Looks like a great trip...

From: Bentstick54
08-Oct-20
Great looking gators. Would love to hear more about your gear. What poundage of bows, type of arrows and points. How do you finish them without a bang stick?

08-Oct-20
Cool!!

From: PECO
09-Oct-20
Looks like a great time!

From: NY Bowman
14-Oct-20
Bentstick54, on this trip the bow weights ranges from 50# to 63#. However, we took a 10 yr old boy one year and he shot his with a 38# longbow. We use heavy fish arrows with detachable Muzzy Gator Getter heads. We finish most of them by simply grabbing them, taping their mouth shut and pithing them with a knife. On the really big gators we use a broadhead through the lungs. FL law requires all arrows be attached to a line and thus we shoot them with an arrow that has 100# PowerPro braid on it and a float.

From: Bentstick54
14-Oct-20
Thanks, I am a trad shooter and keep thinking of a gator hunt. 50# is my normal weight but wasn’t sure if that would be enough for gator. Everything I’ve seen has always been with compounds, and wouldn’t want to show up “underbowed “.

From: TRnCO
14-Oct-20
Gator, good eatin' right there. I recently swapped moose steak for gator, pound for pound. One of the better trades I made.

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