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    Keep in mind the problem may be extremely complicated, though the "Fix" is often simple...

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    Great! You got one!
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    Very nice! How did you train him to jump up in the tree?
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    Patty's Famous Alligator Recipes

    http://www.gatorama.com/showpage.asp?page=recipes
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    Well done. Looks like quite a few meals, knife handles and sheaths.
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    Wow, Way Cool.......Congrats man!
    Catch him on the treble hook and then one in the head?
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    Note to self.....start list with Carolina tree climbing gators....

    Congrats. I know you were anxious to get one and I'm glad you were successful.

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    Nice!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!
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    MMMmmm Gator Loin.... pan seared and then backed or broiled with a scampi sauce....

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    Thanks for the kind replies. Here is how he was subdued.

    We stalked up on him on the bank in a boat. He made us and sliped in the water. We chased him for about an hour casting on him with 12/O treble hooks.

    We snagged him first with one rod and then snagged him with a second rod. The first hook came loose and tangled around the rod. A third rod was used and again a second hook was attached to the gator.

    Then the third rod gave up (the reel handle broke off). With one rod and reel working, but 2 still attached a harpoon with a toggle dart was used, but after three tries it would not penetrate the scoots due to the angle.

    So, a smaller harpoon with a muzzy gator getter was deployed in the tail.

    Finally the gator was giving up with his tail sticking straight up as all the lines were in the back half of the beast. He gave us a death roll.

    A hand line with a treble hook was used which hooked into the upper jaw perfectly. We brought him along beside the boat and a .45 ACP was inserted about 1/2" of the spine. He went limp.

    We caught our breath and he came back to life opening his eyes and his mouth. A .44 magnum was then placed directly on the spine and severed the spine.

    Interesting enough neither bullet exited the beast. One was recovered so far. The taxidermist will look for the other. I am getting a full mount.

    Note also that it was just me and my Brother all the way from NM, in a 14ft. Jon boat.
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    I watched Jaws. I would have used a bigger boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I watched Jaws. I would have used a bigger boat.
    I decided on a bigger pistol instead!
    Keep in mind the problem may be extremely complicated, though the "Fix" is often simple...

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    Very cool! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger F View Post
    Very cool! Congrats!
    Thanks! The head is at the taxidermist and I am working on the hide at home.
    Keep in mind the problem may be extremely complicated, though the "Fix" is often simple...

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    Quote Originally Posted by COWBOYSURVIVAL View Post
    Thanks! The head is at the taxidermist and I am working on the hide at home.
    Have the taxidermist install a spring hinge in his jaw. Those teeth would make an awesome meat tenderizer or paper hole punch.
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    Hey, ? Have you given him a name yet?

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    Yup! We named him "Lucky" prior to the hunt!
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    Muzzy's are bad to the bone!

    Congrats on the nice gator! What did he measure out to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batch View Post
    Muzzy's are bad to the bone!

    Congrats on the nice gator! What did he measure out to?
    9'6" male with 6" of tail missing...10' lizard!
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    We have seen a couple along the Sabine this summer with the extreme low water but nothing of that size. Thank the almighty. Looks to be alot of good eats there. Good job man.

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