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Franco
03-31-2011, 07:17 PM
Swamp People season premier on The History Channel tonight at 8pm cst. The two gators in my avatar star in tonight's premier. :cool:

Stossel at 9pm cst on Fox Business News.

peace out

Matt McKenzie
03-31-2011, 08:09 PM
Swamp People got the Academy Award for Best TV show ever made! (or at least it should have)

starjack
04-01-2011, 04:36 AM
I watched last night. How do they determine there quota size.? How much money for average gator? I did enjoy it .

Julie R.
04-01-2011, 06:24 AM
Great show! Swamp People and Deadliest Catch are the only reality shows worth watching.

Franco
04-01-2011, 06:37 AM
I watched last night. How do they determine there quota size.? How much money for average gator? I did enjoy it .



There is no size limit because you just don't know how big a gator will take the bait. The La. Wildlife & Fisheries issues tags depending on how many gators they feel can be harvested.

Price varies from season to season but $10.-$20 per foot is what they've gone for in the past.

Franco
04-01-2011, 08:28 AM
Anyone watch Stossel's last night on Fox Business News?

Best hour of TV I've watched in 10 years!

He did his broadcast from American University in DC. I often worry about our future but the students he had on last night made me feel at ease about our future.

It will probably be rebroadcasted this weekend. If you love and value your heritage and freedom, don't miss it!!!

The episode is titled, "Students That Get It".
http://stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com/

lizard55033
04-01-2011, 10:13 AM
CHOOT 'EM!

We got a "Tree Shaker" and a "Tree breaker"!

I laughed when the kid got bit; and yet nobody had a knife to dispatch the gator.

As well as that huge; heavy Skiff!

Uncle Bill
04-01-2011, 11:29 AM
Anyone watch Stossel's last night on Fox Business News?

Best hour of TV I've watched in 10 years!

He did his broadcast from American University in DC. I often worry about our future but the students he had on last night made me feel at ease about our future.

It will probably be rebroadcasted this weekend. If you love and value your heritage and freedom, don't miss it!!!

The episode is titled, "Students That Get It".
http://stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com/


I will. Fortunately, his hour long show is broadcast on the regular Fox news channel, usually on Sunday evening. UNfortunately, our 'Knology" cable provider does not carry the Fox business channel. I'm in hopes Fox will provide for some of the names like Lou Dobbs to also do some stuff on the weekend news channel. Getting Cavuto daily is a help. He has some good interviews.

UB

Franco
04-01-2011, 12:04 PM
I will. Fortunately, his hour long show is broadcast on the regular Fox news channel, usually on Sunday evening. UNfortunately, our 'Knology" cable provider does not carry the Fox business channel. I'm in hopes Fox will provide for some of the names like Lou Dobbs to also do some stuff on the weekend news channel. Getting Cavuto daily is a help. He has some good interviews.

UB

There are some podcast on the Fox Business website. The podcast do not show the entire show, just parts. The guy from tha CATO Institute was perticularly good! Plus, last night's show won't be on podcast until they reshow the program both on Saturday and Sunday.

I also like Judge Napalitano's show on Fox Business Channel, "Freedom Watch". He show airs opposite of Bill O"Reilly's and in my book, a much better program.

Franco
04-01-2011, 12:11 PM
CHOOT 'EM!

We got a "Tree Shaker" and a "Tree breaker"!

I laughed when the kid got bit; and yet nobody had a knife to dispatch the gator.

As well as that huge; heavy Skiff!

I knife could get the boat really messy. A .22 pistol would do the trick at point blank range aimed at the sweet spot behind the scull.
http://www.chootem.com/

starjack
04-01-2011, 01:39 PM
There is no size limit because you just don't know how big a gator will take the bait. The La. Wildlife & Fisheries issues tags depending on how many gators they feel can be harvested.

Price varies from season to season but $10.-$20 per foot is what they've gone for in the past.

How come some hunter get (example) 300 tags and the next get 200tags?. I have never had gator meat. I would think the smaller ones would taste better. But as for the skin would go to bigger ones?

Franco
04-01-2011, 02:37 PM
How come some hunter get (example) 300 tags and the next get 200tags?. I have never had gator meat. I would think the smaller ones would taste better. But as for the skin would go to bigger ones?

Number of tags is based on the amount of gators in that area or lease. The La. Wildlife & Fisheries spends much of the Summer estimating populations in certain areas and then determines how many should be harvested.

Most of the skins go to Italy where clothing items from purses, shoes. boots, wallets to belts are made and then sold worldwide. Four footers are what is in most demand by the tanneries. That's why gator farms harvest them at 4 foot. With the bigger gator hides, only the underbelly is used. The skulls of big gators sell for a premium for home decor.

I like eating gator is a Sauce Piquent. Not as good as turtle but, still tasty.

starjack
04-01-2011, 02:42 PM
Number of tags is based on the amount of gators in that area or lease. The La. Wildlife & Fisheries spends much of the Summer estimating populations in certain areas and then determines how many should be harvested.

Most of the skins go to Italy where clothing items from purses, shoes. boots, wallets to belts are made and then sold worldwide. Four footers are what is in most demand by the tanneries. That's why gator farms harvest them at 4 foot. With the bigger gator's hides, only the underbelly is used. The skulls of big gators sell for a premium for home decor.

Just don't let the wis. DNR Control them like they try to do our deer you won't have a gator in the state:rolleyes:

Franco
04-01-2011, 02:47 PM
I use to duck hunt a section of land down in Pecan Island, La. The section is boardered by big canals. The canals are full of gators all year long when the temp is above 50 degrees. Yet, we never see any on the duck lease because they like the deeper water.

Couple of years ago, I brought my dog duck hunting on an gator farm near Houma, La. next to Bayou Black. We had a freeze the night before and they all burried themselves into the mud. Had a great hunt and used the hibernating gators as traction for my push-pole on the way out.

Hew
04-01-2011, 02:59 PM
I'm becoming quickly disillusioned with that show and its creative editing and the outright BS that comes out of the narrator's mouth. And this season's editing is already more egregious than last season. Am I really supposed to believe that anybody is dumb enough to shoot an alligator that's laying on the bottom of their boat? Really? And twice in one show? Really? And if I had to drink one beer for every foot difference between what the narrator is claiming a gator to be vs. how long the gator actually is I'd be getting my stomach pumped by the end of every episode. I like the guys doing the hunting. It's the Hollywood editors that need to be dragged behind the boat.

Franco
04-01-2011, 03:04 PM
I'm becoming quickly disillusioned with that show and its creative editing and the outright BS that comes out of the narrator's mouth. And this season's editing is already more egregious than last season. Am I really supposed to believe that anybody is dumb enough to shoot an alligator that's laying on the bottom of their boat? Really? And twice in one show? Really? And if I had to drink one beer for every foot difference between what the narrator is claiming a gator to be vs. how long the gator actually is I'd be getting my stomach pumped by the end of every episode. I like the guys doing the hunting. It's the Hollywood editors that need to be dragged behind the boat.

They do it all the time. A .22 magnum will not through the skull. Actually, it won't go through the spinal cord at the base of the neck where they are shooting them.

Hew
04-01-2011, 03:16 PM
They do it all the time. A .22 magnum will not through the skull. Actually, it won't go through the spinal cord at the base of the neck where they are shooting them.
And if they miss the spinal cord of a squirming/slashing alligator...? Unless you're gonna tell me you've been on a boat and seen this happen with your own eyes I ain't buyin' it. I ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer, and I've killed more than a few gators...there's no way I'm shooting one as it flails around on the bottom of my boat.

Franco
04-01-2011, 03:31 PM
And if they miss the spinal cord of a squirming/slashing alligator...? Unless you're gonna tell me you've been on a boat and seen this happen with your own eyes I ain't buyin' it. I ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer, and I've killed more than a few gators...there's no way I'm shooting one as it flails around on the bottom of my boat.

Yes, Ive seen it with my own eyes. It would take a heavy bullet at a very high velocity to penetrate the skull.

I use to go all the time when they first took gators off the endangered specie list some 30 plus years ago. In fact, I was a spectator on an accompaning boat when the world's record was taken the first season on the first day. I may bring the picture to work and try to scan it and post. The gator's hide with skull was an exhibit at the La Nature Center until it was destroyed by Katrina. The picture I have is when they were hoisting the gator out of the water with a hand crane.

A lot of the old timers lift the live gator head over the boats gunnel and sever the spinal cord at the neck with a hatchet. Shooting the gator is more to a sports liking. I've shot them with eveything for .22 Hornet to 30-30.

TN_LAB
04-01-2011, 04:06 PM
I'm becoming quickly disillusioned with that show and its creative editing and the outright BS that comes out of the narrator's mouth. And this season's editing is already more egregious than last season. Am I really supposed to believe that anybody is dumb enough to shoot an alligator that's laying on the bottom of their boat? Really? And twice in one show? Really? And if I had to drink one beer for every foot difference between what the narrator is claiming a gator to be vs. how long the gator actually is I'd be getting my stomach pumped by the end of every episode. I like the guys doing the hunting. It's the Hollywood editors that need to be dragged behind the boat.

If a live gator ever gets in my boat, I would not rule out shooting it (especially with a .22)

I can plug a boat a lot easier than I can grow another foot or hand.

As far as the embellishments by the narrator, that's to be expected with any group of guys telling stories (especially fishing and hunting) and Troy n Jacob Landry went on about how big the limb was on that willow tree (darn branch was hardly 6 inches)

cwilson
04-01-2011, 04:11 PM
Love dem tree shakas.

Hew
04-01-2011, 04:43 PM
As far as the embellishments by the narrator, that's to be expected with any group of guys telling stories (especially fishing and hunting) and Troy n Jacob Landry went on about how big the limb was on that willow tree (darn branch was hardly 6 inches)
Wasn't that the gator that was supposedly 11'? No wonder they only showed a half second of it being pulled into the boat....'cause it was closer to 7'. While we're at it...the notion that they've named every big alligator and have had previous run-ins with "ol' Cannibal" or "ol' Big Head," or "ol' Sneaky Pete" or "ol' Whatever" is getting pretty silly, too.

I don't want to be "that guy" that rails about the un-reality of reality shows as if he's the only one in on a not-so-big-secret so I'll shut up. I hope the show continues to do well and all those coon asses continue to make money and Willy can get his front tooth fixed before he loses any fingers. Amen.

Roger Perry
04-01-2011, 04:51 PM
I'm becoming quickly disillusioned with that show and its creative editing and the outright BS that comes out of the narrator's mouth. And this season's editing is already more egregious than last season. Am I really supposed to believe that anybody is dumb enough to shoot an alligator that's laying on the bottom of their boat? Really? And twice in one show? Really? And if I had to drink one beer for every foot difference between what the narrator is claiming a gator to be vs. how long the gator actually is I'd be getting my stomach pumped by the end of every episode. I like the guys doing the hunting. It's the Hollywood editors that need to be dragged behind the boat.

That is funny, I don't care who you are.:BIG:

Roger Perry
04-01-2011, 04:53 PM
And if they miss the spinal cord of a squirming/slashing alligator...? Unless you're gonna tell me you've been on a boat and seen this happen with your own eyes I ain't buyin' it. I ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer, and I've killed more than a few gators...there's no way I'm shooting one as it flails around on the bottom of my boat.

Not unless you have a patch kit or can bale really fast.:lol:

Snicklefritz
04-01-2011, 06:25 PM
Well, I"m gonna go with Hew. I watched back to back episodes last Saturday and, if the show could be believed, evolution is very rapid in gators. They went from being able to hold their breath for 1 hour, to 1.5 hours, to 2 hours, in only 3 hours my time.

And, boy did them puppies shrink like a distant late night memory...from 11 feet (in the dark water) to 7 feet in the boat (daylight).

Know what I mean...:D

Snick

gsc
04-01-2011, 06:33 PM
...and every whitetail I've shot was a 10 pointer!