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Trad Gang Highlights => HIGHLIGHTS 2017 => Topic started by: canopyboy on September 18, 2017, 12:08:00 PM

Title: SC Alligator
Post by: canopyboy on September 18, 2017, 12:08:00 PM
Our own Benjy Epting generously offered to take me alligator hunting a few years ago, and the only catch was that I needed to draw a SC tag. He thought my chances were about 50% for first year, 80% by second year, and 100% by the third year. Naturally, I didn’t draw until the fourth year.

But it all came together at about 6:15 am this last Saturday (9/16/17) in the Southern Coastal area of South Carolina

The full story is told in PowWow:
 http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=155672

My alligator measured out at 7’-0” and weighed 65#. I used a Hill style bow of my own make that’s 48# @ 29”. The arrow, preordained “Lucky”, was custom from my buddy Gary at D&M just for this trip and only the last 6” survived the annoyed alligator’s incessant biting of anything nearby.

My thanks again to Benjy for his generosity and hospitality!

 (https://i.imgur.com/hGuSDmI.jpg)
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: Jack Denbow on September 18, 2017, 03:43:00 PM
Very nice David.
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: Buckeye1977 on September 18, 2017, 04:19:00 PM
:thumbsup:     :thumbsup:
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 18, 2017, 05:31:00 PM
I see a new pair of boots and a back quiver  ;)    ;)  Congrats!
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: SAM E. STEPHENS on September 18, 2017, 10:14:00 PM
That is Awesome , CONGRATS...

,,,Sam,,,
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: Bisch on September 19, 2017, 12:49:00 AM
Congrats!

Bisch
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: BDann on September 19, 2017, 07:15:00 AM
Way to go!
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: Bud B. on September 19, 2017, 01:36:00 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: stujay on September 20, 2017, 12:40:00 AM
Congrats!    :archer:
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: Warden609 on September 20, 2017, 07:23:00 AM
Congrats
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: BrushWolf on September 20, 2017, 06:40:00 PM
Awesome congrats
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: big_wave_dave on September 21, 2017, 09:27:00 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: Nook on September 22, 2017, 10:57:00 AM
Very Nice.  Congrats
Title: Re: SC Alligator
Post by: 59Alaskan on October 01, 2017, 11:04:00 PM
CONGRATS!  This brings back fine memories for me.  Gator hunting is a blast!  Thank you for sharing!