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Old September 7, 2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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First time hunter.......

Made a trip to the lake this morning with the wife, daughter and her boy friend ( His first time on a gator hunt. ). Caught this guy ( 11' 8" ). Kind of odd in that we heard them bellowing just like in the spring and then this guys swims out all bowed up a few hundred yards away.

Got lucky in that he was in some THICK stuff when he went down and.....but he settled instead of swimming off as they usually do. Gently set a big hook in him and slowly raised him to the surface, rod in one hand and harpoon in the other. Soon as he came into sight hurled the harpoon and from there it got wild as he was green. Pulled the boat all over for a while before we could get another harpoon in him.

Where we got lucky was in that if he had bolted when the hook was the only thing in him we'd of lost him.

And yes the boyfriend was PUMPED, shaking like crazy. In fact mention was made that "golf is NEVER this exciting!".


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Old September 7, 2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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Now thats a catch. Congrats!
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Old September 9, 2013, 05:41 AM   #3
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Congrats nice lizard.I can smell the nuggets cooking from here.
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Old September 9, 2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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Well, the fact the boyfriend survived the hunt must mean you like him! I'll have to remember that option when my girls hit that age... Take them gator hunting...
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Old September 9, 2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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He must play golf on dry ground.
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Old September 11, 2013, 05:36 PM   #6
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GLOBEMASTER:

His next learning experience will be with firearms..........and yes I think teaching him may well be worth the trouble! I'm sure the daughter thinks so.
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Old September 12, 2013, 10:16 AM   #7
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That's good! Glad to hear he's a keeper.

I knew a girl that when she brought prospective boyfriends home, dad would go into his reloading room and start cranking out .45 ACP. The young man would have to go in there to get his "dad brief" before taking the daughter out on a date. The intimidation factor was hilarious.

My oldest showed me a "Dads Against Daughters Dating" tshirt. Behind the words was an AR. Below it was "Shoot the first one, and word will get around!"

I was thinking about modifying it to say "Take the first one gator hunting, and word will get around!"

Only thing, that would have ATTRACTED me as a teenager!
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Old September 12, 2013, 11:03 AM   #8
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