Got my Gator back!

swagler85 Posted By swagler85, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM

  1. swagler85

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    Just got my tanned gator hide back from the tannery!
     
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  2. maple1

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    What are you going to do with it?

    My wife would freak if I brought that through the door. ==c
     
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  3. swagler85

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    My 19 month old was a lil scared but he wife was excited as it was "our" gator. She was 2 months pregnant and went gator hunting. She jumped right in and got the job done.
     
  4. PapaDave

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    I would have never guessed there were gators on in Ohio.
    Who knew?:cool:
     
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  5. BIGDADDY

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    How long was it? Looks like a large gator. When I saw your gator I thought of that tv show Swamp People.
    How did you kill it? You didn't get it in Ohio did you?
     
  6. swagler85

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    No that was shot in SC. We bowhunt them, use a fishing line on a breakaway arrow. Pull them back to the boat or pull the boat to them! And finish them with a .45 to the head. I've hunted them three different years and shot three personally. They're a lot of fun to go after. Have friends down there and gone with them on many hunts. Nice thing is down there as long as you have a license you can be a part of the hunt in any way. Just need a tag on the boat.
     
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  7. Eatonpcat

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  8. swagler85

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    Seems every few years we hear stories of an alligator around Akron being caught by a fisherman. My thought is someone thinks it will make a cool pet then it gets too big and they let it go.
     
  9. albert1029

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    I've seen some big gators and that's a big gator...saw the picture you posted when you shot it.....you can even feed a "tame" gator by hand but it's hard to judge when they will move their head and tail and they run really fast in short spurts...get a gecko...
     
  10. Adios Pantalones

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    How much meat did you get out of it? I've only ever had it fried- pretty good!
     
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  11. WhitePine

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    Yum, gator tail is good eating.
     
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  12. Eatonpcat

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    I got some Gator tail when I visited the University of Florida many years ago...Ohhh, Errrrr after a reread, it appears I may be off subject!
     
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  13. swagler85

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    Bet that tail was good!
     
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  14. WhitePine

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    LOL. Not exactly what I was thinking when I posted. I must really be getting old. That obvious response never occurred to me. ;hm
     
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  15. ScotO

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    Nice gator, Swag. There is NO WAY IN HELL the wife would let me tan a hide like that and bring it into the house. She hates my deer mounts and the European skull I have. She'd FREAK with that thing.

    As for gator, some great eatin' right there. Love that stuff, I could eat it once a week. If I lived down south, I'd be all about hunting them gators and feral hogs.
     

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