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    The new swamp people show has started looks like its going to be a good one. What is the going price for gator? I will be in GA in march and want to try some

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    I don't know of too many places that sell just Gator Meat. Most times it comes in a Seafood platter at a restaurant or something similar.


    Here's a pic of our catch last year; I'm in the Tan Shirt.

    From left to Right; 9'7", 10'4", 9'6", 9'8" and Hanging - 12' even with about 4 inches of his tail missing from fighting probably. He was about 60+ years old.


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    Dustin, did you catch that thing with your bare hands???


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    That is pretty cool. They said on the show that the price is up about 30% What would a hunter get on market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Dustin, did you catch that thing with your bare hands???


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    Well sort of.





    My brother yanked on him some too until he came to the surface where we could get a shot on him.

    Once we got him on the bank some I went to put another bullet in his head. I had my pistol pointing almost straight down and when I pulled the trigger a piece of his skull ricocheted straight into my CROTCH!!! PAIN!!! I instantly thought it was the bullet and VERY quickly drop my drawers right there on the spot to inspect. LOL! No blood just a welp right on my BOYS! That's as polite as I can put it.

    Anyway this Gator weighed so much we had to winch him out and park in a low spot so we could all help getting him in the back of a truck.




    Sorry for the thread jack, StarJACK! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by starjack View Post
    That is pretty cool. They said on the show that the price is up about 30% What would a hunter get on market?
    Well Last year for 8 foot 11 inches and under it was $19.75 per foot.
    For 9 foot gators and up it was $25.00 per foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin D View Post
    Well sort of.





    My brother yanked on him some too until he came to the surface where we could get a shot on him.

    Once we got him on the bank some I went to put another bullet in his head. I had my pistol pointing almost straight down and when I pulled the trigger a piece of his skull ricocheted straight into my CROTCH!!! PAIN!!! I instantly thought it was the bullet and VERY quickly drop my drawers right there on the spot to inspect. LOL! No blood just a welp right on my BOYS! That's as polite as I can put it.

    Anyway this Gator weighed so much we had to winch him out and park in a low spot so we could all help getting him in the back of a truck.




    Sorry for the thread jack, StarJACK! lol


    Thats no problem cool picks . I thought they sold them buy the pound But i see its by the foot

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    Quote Originally Posted by starjack View Post
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    Thats no problem cool picks . I thought they sold them buy the pound But i see its by the foot
    We sell them to a sub-contractor by the foot. I think they skin them and sell the meat (by the lb) to another company.

    All we have to do is show up with tagged Gators. They measure and pay by the inches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by starjack View Post
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    Thats no problem cool picks . I thought they sold them buy the pound But i see its by the foot
    Meat by the pound $7-$10
    Skin by the foot, his #'s are probably on the hoof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin D View Post
    I don't know of too many places that sell just Gator Meat. Most times it comes in a Seafood platter at a restaurant or something similar.


    Here's a pic of our catch last year; I'm in the Tan Shirt.

    From left to Right; 9'7", 10'4", 9'6", 9'8" and Hanging - 12' even with about 4 inches of his tail missing from fighting probably. He was about 60+ years old.


    Wow. Nice lizards! But you're obviously not using the Swamp People measurement matrices. Swamp People sez your gators on the ground are 15+ feet and the hanging one is 20'6". His name is 'Ol Fussy Britches and he's so old he lost 4' off his tail fighting a Tyranosaurus Rex.
    I'll take the river down to still water and ride a pack of dogs.

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