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Used to see a lot of gators in Louisiana when I would go fishing, but never had one even come close to the boat I was in. I think the biggest problem you would have is that the gator you need to worry about is the one you don't see.
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OK.....I can't believe nobody has shot a gator............... Maybe a google search....."I shot a gator"
Last edited by crankinNM; March 28th, 2010 at 11:41 PM. Reason: I spelled gator wrong
many mango season ago i saw one shot with a 45acp. did not slow him down. but he could not out run the air boat.
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I'm glad there aren't any gators in MN. they stay in the south and I stay in the north; its an understanding we've had for a while now
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Not sure about the 9mm. I did just see a recent episode of Axe man on cable. The guys were river loggers but had run into a 10 foot gator. They hired a gator hunter and he used a bang stick loaded with 45 caliber to kill the gator with one shot. Pushed the bang stick into the head and the surprisingly the gator stopped moving almost instantly. Given the level of evolution involved in a gator, I would have expected it to continue thrashing for at least a little while.
Also the hunter actually took two attempts to kill it. The first round failed to fire. Not sure why, but since the hunters assitance was keeping the gator at the boat using a hand line, I would think they need a more reliable delivery method. Just dumb luck kept the gator from launching himself into the boat.
Alligator Hunting Adventures-South Florida Wild Alligator Hunts
"Once located, the alligator must be tagged by harpoon with a line attached with a float or shot with a bow equipped with a fishing rig. Once the alligator is tagged with the line, he must be harvested with a bang stick. We use a 357 magnum for the smaller gators and a 44 magnum for the larger ones. This is the most exciting method for harvesting a trophy alligator. "
Saw that online......
Last edited by ezenbrowntow; March 29th, 2010 at 05:22 PM. Reason: added info
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A friend of mine caught a Gar (it's a cross between a 'gator and a Pike) last year, that's as close to a 'gator as I want to get.
I think a bazooka would work, maybe a Grenade
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I've had gaters take a Pop R while fishing. In Florida they are protected and the state has a drawing for a permit to harvest them. If I remember right you can not use a gun to take them.