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Is it legal to bow hunt alligator

Unread postby buttonbuck » Fri May 22, 2020 3:00 pm

Anyone here ever bow hunt alligators?


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Re: Is it legal to bow hunt alligator

Unread postby Dewey » Fri May 22, 2020 4:25 pm

buttonbuck wrote:Anyone here ever bow hunt alligators?

There are no gators in Montana. ;)
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Re: Is it legal to bow hunt alligator

Unread postby Rich M » Sat May 23, 2020 12:10 am

Not a problem.

You have 2 options - either brain em or stick 'em, fight em, and then bang stick em. If you try to lung or heart shoot one you'll be in for a long wait - their a reptile and diff from mammals.

FWIW - FL residents pay $275 for 2 gator tags (thru a popular quota drawing - most folks will draw every to every other year) and to accompany them you need to have a $50/$60 assistant permit. Cheaper than $1,000 for a gator license.

Most gators are caught by snagging them and getting them close enough to harpoon, then battling with a rope. gators less than say 8-9 ft long are pretty skinny, 9 ft plus starts to gain girth and attitude. 10 ft plus gators will attack the boat and have sunk boats during the "hunt".

I shot one with a rifle once and got one using bait once. I don't eat em so wife frowns on spending $275 on a permit...


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