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Texas man catches 8ft 2in Allagator Gar, bow fishing

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Altaris, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Altaris

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  2. DScottHewitt

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    Sad to see it like that. They aren't all that common anymore.
     
  4. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Yeah. Most folks use compound bows now.
     
  5. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    IMHO, no loss. The local waterfowl and fisheries have got to benefit from it being gone. :)
     
  6. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    When I was a teen we had more than a few with their snout against the cab of the truck, and the tails hanging off the tailgate...in a full-size truck bed.

    Probably several records there, but in the middle of the Atchafalaya Swamp there ain't nobody around except the friends you brought with you.
     
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    I'll never swim in Texas.
     
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    Jesus H. Christ......
     
  9. FPS

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    Wow. Everything is bigger in Texas.

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  10. el_jewapo

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    Yeah, I'm no tree hugger, but the giant gar are disappearing. The rivers around here used to be known for huge gar, the biggest one ever recorded was caught in the river 3 or 4 miles from where I sit now (350 lbs). They're not around here like that anymore.
     
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    The article says he fileted it. I'm glad to see that. I have no problem with people harvesting them if they plan on eating them. I just hate to see people shoot them with a bow and throw them away.
     
  13. NMG26

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    Cool story.

    Had to PAF with a pistol to end the fight!

    That was the best fishing story I have ever read.
     
  14. glock_19guy1983

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    Good riddance, I hate gar. They are terrible eating and just tangle up my trot lines.
     
  15. Diesel_Bomber

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    Well, the important question is:

    Are they good eating?
     
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    Fo'shizzle every natural environment benefits when the apex predators are eliminated. :whistling: I'm no tree hugger either but only humans wipe out the top of the food chain and call the results good.
     
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    "Dude, I just caught this huge fish. Get over here quick...and bring your gun!" :rofl:

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  18. FPS

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    Does this make humans the top of the food chain? :2gun:

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  19. USMCsilver

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    I don't know anyone above the poverty level who'd eat one.

    From what I understand, they're boney as all get-outs.

    Even if the species were "decent" to eat, no way I'd willingly eat one that is the age as the one above. :puking:
     
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    Only if armed with a tool. When it comes to "hand to hand" combat, humans usually lose.