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What caliber for gator?

Gator hunters may soon be able to use handguns.

4 Responses to “What caliber for gator?”

  1. Divemedic Says:

    Having hunted them, I agree with the hunter there: a bang stick is more effective and safer than a handgun. The one I used was a .44. I know another guy that uses .38 wad cutters in his.

  2. Kirk Parker Says:

    Doesn’t LA allow the use of firearms for alligator hunting?

  3. nk Says:

    Yes, Louisiana does. It’s laws are aimed more at poaching, it needs to be your land or land you have permission to be on, and you have to have a special permit. The way they like to do it there, though, is with a baited hook. It has to be an plain iron hook because gators can digest those in case they do break away. Not stainless or brass, that’s a slow death for the animal.

  4. Phenicks Says:

    You shoot them in the boat after you gaff them? Who thinks that’s a great idea?