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Online canopyboy

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SC Alligator
« 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!

 
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Online Jack Denbow

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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 03:43:00 PM »
Very nice David.
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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 04:19:00 PM »
:thumbsup:     :thumbsup:
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Offline Cyclic-Rivers

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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 05:31:00 PM »
I see a new pair of boots and a back quiver  ;)    ;)  Congrats!
Relax,

You'll live longer!

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Online SAM E. STEPHENS

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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 10:14:00 PM »
That is Awesome , CONGRATS...

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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 12:49:00 AM »
Congrats!

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Offline BDann

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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 07:15:00 AM »
Way to go!

Online Bud B.

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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 01:36:00 PM »
Nice!
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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 12:40:00 AM »
Congrats!    :archer:

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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2017, 07:23:00 AM »
Congrats

Offline BrushWolf

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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2017, 06:40:00 PM »
Awesome congrats
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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2017, 09:27:00 PM »
Sweet!

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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2017, 10:57:00 AM »
Very Nice.  Congrats
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Offline 59Alaskan

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Re: SC Alligator
« Reply #13 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!
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