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Giant 1,000-Pound Class Florida Gator

Giant 1,000-Pound Class Florida Gator

Big “lizards” are common in the Sunshine State, but this one is something special.
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from gators wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

As a Georgetown resident (on Lake George), I support managed gator harvesting.

I remember what it was like when gators were over-harvested to the brink of extinction. That was a travesty. I also remember what happened when the pendulum was allowed to swing too far in the other direction, when preservation efforts went unchecked for too long, resulting in severe gator overpopulation.

It is perfectly sensible to allow hunters to harvest alligators in a controlled manner, as this man did. I say this as someone who doesn't hunt myself, but is a great supporter of the rights of others to hunt in a responsible fashion.

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from bgatling wrote 4 years 1 week ago

bcksht339....you are a dumb ass. It was not shot, it was harpooned and then hit with a bang stick. Yes, Harpooned with a wooden stick, a tip and a rope. I would know as my Dad was the one who harvested the Gator. If it is so easy, then go give it a run and let me know how it works out for you. Get your story straight my friend!

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from bcksht339 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

just saw these photos for the first time, i think its a shame...also monkey fish has somewhat of a point except that a 300 class deer can grow to that in 4 to 5 years but a gator that size takes the better part of a century..seems a waste just so someone can brag about it..probly feel differently if the guy had wrestled it in the water and cut its throat but shooting a gator with a rifle on land? way to go you badass

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from bwaters13 wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

wow. That's a cool gator

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from k1ll3r wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

sfa you are an idiot!! why do ya hunt if ya wouldnt shoot a monster like that? i mean for real man come on!!

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from seadog wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

To SFA, I've seen quite a few in that size range. They're out there and they're hard to kill. They only get that big because they get smart or because they live where the hunters can't go.

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from diva7423 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

wow! unreal!!!!!

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from monkeyfish wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

What a Lizard!! I have never seen a bigger gator. SFA, what the heck are you talking about. If u saw a 300+ class deer would you shoot it, because i would. Its no different than any other big game animal. Leave out the ethics crud and just say congrats. Thats my rant of the day

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from SFA_papabear wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Regardless of whether or not the meat was used, it seems a waste to me. I'm as much of a hunter as anyone, but that gator is of a mythical size, especially for something state-side. There won't be many of these ancents left if this kind of thing gets out of hand.

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from Yoda wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Dang that's a huge gator

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from Bo wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I could have blackened alligator once a week for a long time with that one. Congrats on a job well done.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

That's a big gator. Congratulations, Robert. Well done.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

That's a big gator. Congratulations, Robert. Well done.

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from Yoda wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Dang that's a huge gator

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from diva7423 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

wow! unreal!!!!!

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from seadog wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

To SFA, I've seen quite a few in that size range. They're out there and they're hard to kill. They only get that big because they get smart or because they live where the hunters can't go.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I could have blackened alligator once a week for a long time with that one. Congrats on a job well done.

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from monkeyfish wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

What a Lizard!! I have never seen a bigger gator. SFA, what the heck are you talking about. If u saw a 300+ class deer would you shoot it, because i would. Its no different than any other big game animal. Leave out the ethics crud and just say congrats. Thats my rant of the day

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from k1ll3r wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

sfa you are an idiot!! why do ya hunt if ya wouldnt shoot a monster like that? i mean for real man come on!!

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from bwaters13 wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

wow. That's a cool gator

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from bcksht339 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

just saw these photos for the first time, i think its a shame...also monkey fish has somewhat of a point except that a 300 class deer can grow to that in 4 to 5 years but a gator that size takes the better part of a century..seems a waste just so someone can brag about it..probly feel differently if the guy had wrestled it in the water and cut its throat but shooting a gator with a rifle on land? way to go you badass

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from bgatling wrote 4 years 1 week ago

bcksht339....you are a dumb ass. It was not shot, it was harpooned and then hit with a bang stick. Yes, Harpooned with a wooden stick, a tip and a rope. I would know as my Dad was the one who harvested the Gator. If it is so easy, then go give it a run and let me know how it works out for you. Get your story straight my friend!

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from gators wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

As a Georgetown resident (on Lake George), I support managed gator harvesting.

I remember what it was like when gators were over-harvested to the brink of extinction. That was a travesty. I also remember what happened when the pendulum was allowed to swing too far in the other direction, when preservation efforts went unchecked for too long, resulting in severe gator overpopulation.

It is perfectly sensible to allow hunters to harvest alligators in a controlled manner, as this man did. I say this as someone who doesn't hunt myself, but is a great supporter of the rights of others to hunt in a responsible fashion.

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from SFA_papabear wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Regardless of whether or not the meat was used, it seems a waste to me. I'm as much of a hunter as anyone, but that gator is of a mythical size, especially for something state-side. There won't be many of these ancents left if this kind of thing gets out of hand.

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