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Time to head back to my roots.  I was born and raised in Mississippi, so I have a lifetime non-resident native son hunting license that pretty much allows me to do anything in the state that a resident can.  That includes registering for the public alligator lottery - which I've lost for the past five years or so.

This year I was picked.  Trouble is... I don't know squat about alligator hunting.  

I've got to attend a class before being issued my tags, but I was wondering if anyone has done this and has any tips or suggestions.  I'm not so stupid as to believe I'm an expert because I've seen Swamp People.

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 Excellent  good luck with this!  I'd shoot them but don't think I'd be interested in hooking one first... Shocked
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While employed at Dismal, we caught / captured hundreds of gators. However, we were limited to live trapping (we used over-sized, self manufactured hav-a-hart style traps) and / or catching them with a looped pole or a thrown treble hook. We were not allowed to use firearms or to dispatch them... had to call the state trappers in for that and was usually done off-property. I will say this... they love marshmellows... LOL. Good luck and do pay attention during your training. Some of those creatures can get a might nasty when riled up. 
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Still I'd pick a gator over a croc everytime if I had to tangle with one!
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Wasn't that a little out of your realm of expertise, bug man??? Smile
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How hard can it be: hook a big one, reel for dear life, shoot it with a 12-gauge when it gets close, it is gonna be awesome!
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First you have to  get someone to knock out your front teeth or black them out with shoe polish so you fit in. Cool Build yourself a huge trebel hook by taking three large hooks inside a short piece of conduit and pour melted lead in to give it some weight.  I'd use  550 chord.   rotten chicken or anything that smells bad should attract them the lines are hung above the water so fish dont get the bait.   Most gator hunters have one pulling the line and the second guy shooting it in the head with a 22mag but some are shot over open water with higher calibers then recovered with the throwing hook.  Should take some serious time on the water scouting.  Like other animals the males  also react to sent of  urine  of the female. So if you come across someone who has a female see if you can get some urine on a rag and set that with a bait line for scent.  
We had them in Texas had to have Parks and Wildlife catch them live with a dogcatchers rod and noose then tape the mouth shut and transport the unhappy critter and release.   PS:  CHOOT EM
Keep your hands out of the mouth Wizard and make dam sure its dead before you pull it in the boat.
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Oh yeah. Rancid Coolaid is invited. Hope the boy can fish for gator.
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Is there something your not telling us, Oh Eclectic One? Smile
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Last time Rancid and I hunted nuisance animals together, he shot a beaver (multiple times) with a 45-70 -then had to go back to the Polaris for my .22 pistol.  I wish I had those 10 rounds back.  22 ammo is hard to come by!!!
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Wait a minute...45-70 won't do the job so go to a .22?!??   BRILLIANT! Excellent
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Don't ask me.  I was in a deer stand 200 yards away.

He said the critter was still moving, and he didn't want to mess with a mostly dead beaver.

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Are you trying to get Rancid on the ballet for the next Darwin or something???  Seems to me that would be... hazzardous to your health...Wink 
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Personaly I would have deployed a small explosive device.... Hippie
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The beaver was a zero check on a gun that hadn't been in the field for 3+ years.  The beaver was swimming toward, so I aimed a little behind the head and spined him.
He seemed to be paralyzed from the wound back, so back legs and tail were dead.  Rather than leave him there suffering, I decided to dispatch him quickly - but without putting 2 more 1/2" holes in him.

REMF mentioned he had his suppressed 22, so I decided that was the way to go.  I haven't shot the gun before, didn't know where rounds were falling, and had to fire a few rounds to make sure I put one in his brain.  He thrashed (with the good half of his body) a bit, so I fired a few more to end his misery.

In the end, it was about 10 rounds of 22LR, all subsonic, just to be sure.

If you will recall, within a few days of this incident, a guy was killed by a beaver.  "They are mean little animals, but their coats are worth a fortune."

He was a big beaver!

Now, can we return to the topic of the hilarity that will result from my alligator hunting?
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Dont forget to have the camera crew on standby. Cool
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Wasn't that a little out of your realm of expertise, bug man??? Smile


Negative. Anything inhabitating a spot where it wasn't suppose to be was relocated. That included creatures such as peacocks, snakes, armadillos, birds, iguanas, gators, roadkilled deer, bobcats, etc. I was the property-wide manager on the resort side. It's a big place!!! We had crews 24/7/365.
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Wasn't that a little out of your realm of expertise, bug man??? Smile


Negative. Anything inhabitating a spot where it wasn't suppose to be was relocated. That included creatures such as peacocks, snakes, armadillos, birds, iguanas, gators, roadkilled deer, bobcats, etc. I was the property-wide manager on the resort side. It's a big place!!! We had crews 24/7/365.
 
Wow how did u land that gig?  Sounds like fun and a ton of responsibility.
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Wasn't that a little out of your realm of expertise, bug man??? Smile


Negative. Anything inhabitating a spot where it wasn't suppose to be was relocated. That included creatures such as peacocks, snakes, armadillos, birds, iguanas, gators, roadkilled deer, bobcats, etc. I was the property-wide manager on the resort side. It's a big place!!! We had crews 24/7/365.
 
Wow how did u land that gig?  Sounds like fun and a ton of responsibility.


Possibly because I was eminently qualified and highly sought after. Probably, just lucky. LOL  Bow
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Wasn't that a little out of your realm of expertise, bug man??? Smile


Negative. Anything inhabitating a spot where it wasn't suppose to be was relocated. That included creatures such as peacocks, snakes, armadillos, birds, iguanas, gators, roadkilled deer, bobcats, etc. I was the property-wide manager on the resort side. It's a big place!!! We had crews 24/7/365.
 
Wow how did u land that gig?  Sounds like fun and a ton of responsibility.


Possibly because I was eminently qualified and highly sought after. Probably, just lucky. LOL  Bow


Great answer bNb!

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I was just wondering how an Entomologist ended up managing a resort... Yup thats a bug alright...step on em!  It seems a little off your area of expertise and chosen path is all.
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I think he was talking historically as in past employment Skip...  Sound like a great job though..
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I think he was talking historically as in past employment Skip...  Sound like a great job though..


Yes it does.
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It WAS (initially) a good job... made some $. Problem was, as it progressed it became rather political in nature. I pretty much suck at politics, and proceeded to manage with reckless abandon. After 11 years, I resigned to regain my sanity and health. WDW should be the world's greatest place to work. Unfortunately, it's too full of a$$holes and big shot wannabies. I didn't fit that mold. I was credentialed, experienced and good at it, but I don't kiss butt very well. It was a good experience though. Hippie
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I use to help the my uncle with the wildlife catch gators in areas and release in the swamps.  They are super strong.  I had a picture of me with a small one I caught and released on here once.... it was photoshopped after the fact but I'll see what i can dredge up.  Take a big enough gun for sure.  Those shows with them taking them with a 22 are trying to keep the wounds small for the hide and skull retail values. 
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