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2007 Gator!!!

Old 08-29-2007, 02:33 PM
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The question has been asked about bow-fishing/ bow-hunting for gators on this forum a few times.... Well, a friend and I hosted a couple of hunters from Minnesota. They hunted hard, missed a few, bounced some arrows off of a few gators, spooked a few, etc.

But patience paid off when we had Mr. Big came to the boat the muzzy tip found it's mark. Funny thing is it hit him in the spine for an instant kill/paralyzed gator. We hit him with ole number 44 three times before we taped his mouth and brought him in the boat- safety never takes a vacation when dealing with these guys!
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:49 PM
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Awesome gator! Gator hunting here is still a no-no...
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:43 AM
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Gator hunting is one of the most exciting hunts you could ever go on. We guide many hunters each year and the rush never goes away. Shot placement is absolutely critical so if you are planning a hunt, practice, practice, practice! Practice at night with someoneelse holding a light on the target. Shoot at corks, floating leaves and submerged objects as well. On a broadside floating gator, the best shot is from the jowl to the front leg at or just below water line. On a swimming away target, the best shot is the "sweet spot" right behind the base of the skull. On a swimming away gator, a back shot may ormay not penetrate. A gator's back has overlaying plates and if you hit a seam you'll penetrate, if not, odds are goodyou won't.A head-on shot is a no-no. The only exception would be to allow the gator to come to the boat and shoot straight down on the sweet spot. If you ever examine a big bull's back, you'll see why you Will Notget penetration on a head-on back shot. When you stick a big one, all heck will break loose in a hurry. That gator is going to blow out of there in a huge splash. You must clear your line and float without getting tangled in it and jerked overboard. Then the fight is on. On a big one, put another arrow in him as soon as you can. One tip for arrows. Make sure you use a head that detatches from the shaft. We recently had a hunter's arrow break when the gator started rolling near the bottom. It was the high-dollar Muzzycarbon-aluminum shaft and it snapped like a toothpick. Thankfully, we got back on that lizard later in the night andgave him a one way boat ride to the cooler. If you are interested in a hunt,send me an e-mail. I've also got a swap listed under BIG MEAN FLORIDA GATORS.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:38 AM
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Awsome gator, congrats
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