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Good news/Bad news gator hunt

Postby bushmeister » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:14 pm

Good news! Upon my return from my Alaskan fising trip, I was notified that I had been drawn for my GA gator hunt!! The bad news, I was hoping to dispatch it with my 450BM, but upon further investigation of the rules, it says "once secured, it may be dispatched with a bangstick or handgun".... I'm thinking my carbine could be considered a bangstick...right? :roll:
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Re: Good news/Bad news gator hunt

Postby Ghost Dog » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:08 pm

I see no problem with that. :lol:
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Re: Good news/Bad news gator hunt

Postby Jim in Houston » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:33 pm

Looks like a stick; goes bang. :o
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Re: Good news/Bad news gator hunt

Postby bigboreshooter » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:42 am

[quote="bushmeister"]Good news! Upon my return from my Alaskan fising trip, I was notified that I had been drawn for my GA gator hunt!! The bad news, I was hoping to dispatch it with my 450BM, but upon further investigation of the rules, it says "once secured, it may be dispatched with a bangstick or handgun".... I'm thinking my carbine could be considered a bangstick...right? :roll:[/quote

This just means you have an excuse to have WC convert a S&W for your trip. Or you could make your own bang stick for the .450, pipe and some springs with a nail should do the trick but you only really need a .22 to dispatch gators. i would suggest a stainless revolver with 9 shots and a long barrel.
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Re: Good news/Bad news gator hunt

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:08 pm

Guy has this thing for sale to hunt in the swamps. LOL!!
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Re: Good news/Bad news gator hunt

Postby bushmeister » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:09 pm

I am very happy to report that I managed to harvest a 12' 10", 550lb Gator on my first hunt unguided! Holy cow, it was as good as it gets. I took everything I thought I'd need, and would double it if given another chance. It was a 3.5 hour fight with great loss of gear on my end, but I prevailed. I might just be the first with an alligator skinned 450B!! :D
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Re: Good news/Bad news gator hunt

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:14 pm

bushmeister wrote:I am very happy to report that I managed to harvest a 12' 10", 550lb Gator on my first hunt unguided! Holy cow, it was as good as it gets. I took everything I thought I'd need, and would double it if given another chance. It was a 3.5 hour fight with great loss of gear on my end, but I prevailed. I might just be the first with an alligator skinned 450B!! :D

Awesome! Post pictures soon!
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Re: Good news/Bad news gator hunt

Postby Jeepejeep » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:10 pm

Yeah, congrats but pics, PLEASE!!
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Re: Good news/Bad news gator hunt

Postby bushmeister » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:13 pm

I had to keep downsizing the file size so I could post it, but here it is....
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Re: Good news/Bad news gator hunt

Postby Ghost Dog » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:20 pm

Nice!!!!! :D
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