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Old 07-31-2020, 04:45 PM   #1
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I was looking through an email TPWD sent me and it mentioned alligator draw hunts. My question is...do only people who know how to gator hunt apply or if drawn do they hire an alligator guide? Do the hunts come with a guide? It would be awesome to take my son on an alligator hunt but I would not have the knowledge or equipment to do it if drawn.
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:52 PM   #2
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You just need a flat bottom boat, it's not hard....and tons of fun.
You can make or buy lines and I can help you with bait and a quick How To.

Usually there is someone local who you can pay to skin the animal then if you want you can have the hide tanned.

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Old 07-31-2020, 05:05 PM   #3
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I didn't know squat shine-ola about it. And neither did my wife. Bought a boat and just sent it!

We tagged both of ours. There has been a few here that have done it. Between us and the biologist I think you'll be ok.

By far the most excelerating hunt I've ever done. And I'll do it again. Just hope it dont take 8 years to draw again

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Old 07-31-2020, 05:07 PM   #4
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You can also do stand by hunts if you don't get drawn, I haven't checked into those in a few years but used to, you could call the office of the WMA and they would tell you how many spots were open in the coming days and it was first come first serve.

It may be different now.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:22 AM   #5
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It's fairly easy to do. Apply if you get drawn contact me or any of the other guys who have offered to help. We will get you set up to have a fun and exciting hunt.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:53 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I was more curious than anything about how it was done. My boat would not work at all for it and I just wondered how it was done. I think I’ll start putting him in for the youth hunts and see what happens.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:26 AM   #7
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Iíve applied for myself and my wife and I donít have a boat.

I did get a gator years ago with a guide and didnít we didnít use one. We had access from shore where we baited a stick that hung over the water high enough where the little gators couldnít reach and tied off to a tree. Came back the next day and pulled him in fairly easily after a long night of him fighting the rope. I figured if I got lucky I could buy a boat if need be... or borrow one. I will start putting my son in when heís old enough.

Good thread. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:39 AM   #8
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In my experience on jd Murphy and james daughtrey, you'll want a boat. Unless you draw youth. The guys running Jd use theirs if needed on youths. Daughtry seems better by boat but the guy on that wma is pretty lazy.

I'd be willing to let you borrow mine if yall draw

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Old 08-01-2020, 12:12 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. I was more curious than anything about how it was done. My boat would not work at all for it and I just wondered how it was done. I think Iíll start putting him in for the youth hunts and see what happens.
When I hunted JD , there was a guy who brought a large pontoon boat and his group all harvested good gators 8-foot +
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Old 08-04-2020, 06:19 PM   #10
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I have a 21’ Triton bass boat. Big heavy and fully carpeted.
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Old 08-04-2020, 06:36 PM   #11
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Drew the Daughtrey for gator , about to start learning , any advice tips ,, 3 in our group. Going to have a 14 foot flat bottom with 25hp . Is putting near headquarters good they may assignment spots ,,IDK. Thanks
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Old 08-04-2020, 08:01 PM   #12
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Drew the Daughtrey for gator , about to start learning , any advice tips ,, 3 in our group. Going to have a 14 foot flat bottom with 25hp . Is putting near headquarters good they may assignment spots ,,IDK. Thanks
The ramp by the office is great. The biologist is a twerp
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