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Old 09-14-2020, 08:14 AM   #51
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Awesome! Congrats
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:15 AM   #52
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:15 AM   #53
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Nice! Congrats!
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:23 AM   #54
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Thats awesome! Congrats!! We are heading down there in the am for orentation!
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:32 AM   #55
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Man that looks to be a lot of fun.
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:40 AM   #56
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Nice!!
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:44 AM   #57
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Nice, congrats!
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:48 AM   #58
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That's fun. Congrats on a gooder!
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:09 AM   #59
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Wish I would've seen this earlier. Y'all should have gone to dinner at Pine Tree Lodge. It's right down 73 from JD Murphree entrance. Congrats on the gators.
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:33 AM   #60
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Nice...................
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:33 AM   #61
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Congrats on the gators.
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:44 AM   #62
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Great gator
Brian and Jeff.both caught 5-1/2 footers
Way to go Team TBH
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:53 AM   #63
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Nice work
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:54 AM   #64
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Very Cool!!! I'm Jealous!!!
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:58 AM   #65
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Dang that looks like fun
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:23 AM   #66
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Congrats! A lot of good eating there! Do not forget about the "jelly roll" meat!
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:57 AM   #67
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Awesome! in for more picts.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:00 PM   #68
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Congrats!
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:30 PM   #69
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We had the fella near there skin and quarter them, can’t do it at the area now. Got a cooler full of meat and one with the hides. Wish we’d all tagged, but 2/3 ain’t bad.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:34 PM   #70
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Outstanding! I'm very jealous!
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:43 PM   #71
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Hereís a couple more, Uncís is a big lizard at 10í2Ē. Mine is 7í2Ē, and is dwarfed by the big one.



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Old 09-14-2020, 12:45 PM   #72
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so cool...
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Old 09-14-2020, 01:04 PM   #73
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Swamp Stars...........


Congrats...!
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Old 09-14-2020, 05:52 PM   #74
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That is awesome. How many tags do they get every year.
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:25 PM   #75
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Whoohooo, waydago!
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:38 PM   #76
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Really cool, Congrats
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:56 PM   #77
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Congrats, nice lizard. Choot'em
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:44 PM   #78
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Heck yeah

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Old 09-14-2020, 07:50 PM   #79
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Years ago across from the fish r hunt store there used to be a boat ramp. A big gator lives there and we would feed him bread in the evenings. I named him Charlie. We did it for years. Someone got tired of him at some point. He disappeared one year. I bet he was 11-12’ long. A old Frenchman named mr oink lived in a house boat at the beginning of the road , my paw paw would go to his house every other day to pay bills for him. He couldn’t read English and didn’t speak a whole lot of it , my paw paw had to explain what was what in French to him. We fished and hunted all over that marsh .
Congrats on the gators !!
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:54 PM   #80
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Congrats!!!! We go to orientation tomorrow then set our lines. How high off the water did yall setup?
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:20 PM   #81
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We were 18-24” up. Make sure your bait is good and stinky, and maybe chum the area with juice and small pieces. We put our chum in some plastic peanut cans with screw top lids. Made for easy use.
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:53 PM   #82
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Hunt already over?

I thought y'all just set lines yesterday?

Congrats on the gators
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:34 PM   #83
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24 hr hunt, noon to noon is all you have. They turned us loose yesterday about 11:45, and we were pretty much done by 9:00 this morning. We ran back out to check my dads line, it no takers. We lowered it to about 6”, and chummed the area again, trying to entice one to take it. Quick hunt, but definitely worth the effort, and something different than we’re used to.
Good luck to all you guys and gals the rest of the hunts. Feel free to post any kills here, or start a new thread for your trip.
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:43 PM   #84
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I’m sitting here at three rivers inn and can’t wait to get out there tomorrow! My son loved the photos y’all posted. All he kept saying was dad get a chomp chomp!
I met Troy today- stand up guy! I’ll be using his boat tomorrow and I’ll post up some pics. I plan to get to the WMA early to see what comes in.
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:44 PM   #85
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Yall done good! Congrats on them swamp lizards.
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:56 PM   #86
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Leaving Temple at 5 am tomorrow for JDM. 2 adults and 2 eleven year old boys. Should be a blast. I’ll keep y’all posted.
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:20 PM   #87
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Richard it was nice meeting you today. Good Luck to you and Red-fin tomorrow.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:44 AM   #88
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I guess I need to pay more attention to the hunt dates

I didn't realize the gator hunts were so short

I would say 2 out of 3 in 24 hrs and no real experience with the place was pretty good though
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:34 AM   #89
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Hope y'all catch some big old tree shakers, there are plenty out there! T roy is a good dude, it was nice to meet you. Also good to meet Jeff and David, always enjoy meeting other TBHers at these hunts, and getting to know them.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:50 AM   #90
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Man, my lizard size guestimation gauge is out of calibration. I would have guessed that big gator to be between 8' and 9'. Not bad, I guess if you had a big enough living room or game room, I would have that whole gator mounted.
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:17 AM   #91
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He was as big as we wanted to wrestle with. My uncle is 6’4 and about 250 for reference.
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Old 09-15-2020, 10:39 AM   #92
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What do yall shoot them with?
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:02 PM   #93
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We spent about 3 1/2 hours processing up the meat this morning. I’m sure glad I took an extra day off work, I wouldn’t have been much good today. Didn’t weigh it, it I’d say we have around 50 pounds of cleaned and processed meat off of them.

You guys that know how to cook them, what are some good ways to cook this? All I’ve ever done is cry the tail, never done anything else with gator. I’m open to any recipes you ay have, or even recommendations on something good.
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:12 PM   #94
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I’ve grinded it up before and made fried gator patties. It’s dang good
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:04 PM   #95
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The best gator I had was mardi gras in New Orleans - a street vendor had blackened gator po boys.. you should do it like that.. remoulade sauce? Now I’m hungry
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:00 PM   #96
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We spent about 3 1/2 hours processing up the meat this morning. Iím sure glad I took an extra day off work, I wouldnít have been much good today. Didnít weigh it, it Iíd say we have around 50 pounds of cleaned and processed meat off of them.

You guys that know how to cook them, what are some good ways to cook this? All Iíve ever done is cry the tail, never done anything else with gator. Iím open to any recipes you ay have, or even recommendations on something good.
It's like brisket. You need to slice it correctly or it can be tough.

The "tubes" or loins under the tail was the best part to me. The meat on the feet is worth it as well.

I've heard to smoke the jowls and it will slice like Turkey.

We ate both ours within a month or so. Grilled, fried and in gumbo

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Old 09-15-2020, 09:04 PM   #97
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We got our lines out in some great looking places. Saw a couple HUGE ones and put lines where we seen them. Saw 8-10 smaller gators also. Should be good in the morning. On way out saw 2 decent size gators under one of our baits. Very excited to say the least. Update tomorrow.
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:17 PM   #98
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We got our lines out in some great looking places. Saw a couple HUGE ones and put lines where we seen them. Saw 8-10 smaller gators also. Should be good in the morning. On way out saw 2 decent size gators under one of our baits. Very excited to say the least. Update tomorrow.
Maybe one of the huge ones will run the others off. Those lines be down tomorrow
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:59 AM   #99
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That's awesome Red-fin, hope you catch a couple of monsters. What unit are you in, always curious how the different units end up?
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:23 AM   #100
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In for more gator pictures
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