Drew a Gator tag

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  1. WillO

    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    First time applying and I drew a gator tag.

    It’s an 8 hour drive north to the panhandle but I’m looking forward to September!

    4 other friends drew also so we have a total of 10 tags.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Man that is cool. I watched some shows that showed a guy cutting up a big gator. Meat looked darn good. Good luck.

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    Good luck Will, I have had gator you enjoy eating all that "delicious" meat.
     
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    Congrats! That would be a rush for sure. Might have to add that to my bucket list of bow hunts. Good luck!
     
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    September will be here sooner than you think. Have fun!
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Will is there a weapon specification? What do you plan on using?
     
  7. WillO

    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    This is from FWC

    “What are the legal methods of take for alligators?

    Bows and crossbows Gigs, Harpoons, Spears, Spearguns, Hooks

    All points used in any of the above methods of take must be attached to a restraining line and should be capable of fully penetrating an alligator’s thick hide and won’t come out when you pull back against the alligator.

    Explosive or drug-injecting tips are not allowed.
    Fishing poles using a weighted
    treble hook
    Fishing poles using artificial lures
    Baited wooded pegs (must be less
    than 2 inches long) using a fishing pole or hand-held line
    Hand-line snatch hooks
    Hand-held catch poles
    Hand-held snares
    Bang sticks (the only firearm you’re allowed to use for alligator hunting)”


    We plan on using heavy spinning rods with 80lb braided line and 12/0 weighted treble hooks.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Yeah I suppose you can't have a floridian on the water with a rifle.
     
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    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    There’s probably a couple of idiots who get bored and play bang stick tag
     
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    Over the last beer in the cooler.
     
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    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The time has come. Jon boat and rods and harpoons are all in the truck. Headed out at 3 am for a 9 hour drive to Panama City for the weekend to hopefully snag me some gators!
     
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    Bring back pics
     
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    Good luck have fun.
     
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    Have to ask you live in southern Florida and you have to drive 9 hours to kill a gator? Back yard not close enough?
     
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    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It’s a random draw. I put in 9 local places and a wildcard and I got the wildcard but I don’t mind cos we have a place in Panama City right near the beach so we took our wives and kids and made it a mini vacation. Win win all round!
     
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    Did you kill one?
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Or did one kill you?
     
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    Where the hell is Will? He has not been back on the sight since he left to go gator hunting?
     
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    Agreed..... Will you obnoxious Brit where are you hiding
     
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    May have to fix it so he comes back to 100 dislikes:evilgrin:
     

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