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jcglp
August 21st, 2009, 11:36 PM
Anyone hunting gators this year? I have 64 tags in the maurapas mgt. Prices are terrible this year and not many people buying. I guess this is from the "change"

missingAZ
August 22nd, 2009, 12:19 AM
jcglp,

Do you offer guided gator hunts? I'm new to LA would like to do it but I don't know much about it or what it involves equipment wise. I am pretty sure I could convince a few friends to go also. Have guns will travel...

pntbllr228
August 22nd, 2009, 12:56 AM
so if i buy a tag from you, can I kill a gator?

dbolemiss
August 22nd, 2009, 05:31 AM
I could drop some money on the ground if you dropped some meat already cleaned by it,lol.

CajunTim
August 22nd, 2009, 07:01 AM
Ive got six tags, in Plaquemines parish.

Paid hunts on managment area I do belive is illegal for any and all wildlife.

If you need some help let me know; but yeah the prices suck.

Cajun_Chuck
August 22nd, 2009, 07:04 AM
I could drop some money on the ground if you dropped some meat already cleaned by it,lol.

Hahaha...not that hard to clean once you get the hang of it man.

gunut
August 22nd, 2009, 07:06 AM
Too many gator farms, that is what is dropping the price. I've got a friend I help out during the season, been doing it over 20 years, with the price where it is now we are thinking of taking the year off. Too much work for not enough money.

whbonney26
August 22nd, 2009, 08:00 AM
How do you kill them? I read here that you cant shoot them with a firearm......but could with one of those flare type guns.....in the head.

CajunTim
August 22nd, 2009, 08:01 AM
.22lr

whbonney26
August 22nd, 2009, 08:09 AM
.22lr

Cool. I would love to Gator hunt sometime....I tried last year but could not get the paperwork filled out because I didnt know how to get permission from land owner.

jcglp
August 23rd, 2009, 08:18 AM
I wish we could take people guided hunts but the state will not allow that on the WMA. Has anyone heard anything on prices? 2 weeks ago they were saying 2 to 3 dollars a foot for under 6 foot. Alot of buyers are not taking anything under 7 foot. This might be a short season this year. I may keep a few and skin them myself. Its pretty easy. You blow them up with a air compressor and it pops the skin off.

CZowner07
August 23rd, 2009, 08:24 AM
My dad said he has hear 8-9$ a foot for anything bigger than 8ft and they aren't taking anything smaller. That realllyy sucks considering last year the prices we almost 50$/ft.

CZowner07
August 23rd, 2009, 08:29 AM
.22lr

We use 22mag.

ryan
August 23rd, 2009, 08:31 AM
I have always wanted to go. I know its not legal to do paid hunts, but if anyone would be willing to take me i would make it worth your while, gas, food, beer, ammo, whatever else.

I have been hunting deer, turkey and elk since i was 12 but i have always wanted to hunt gators and hogs

mprice
August 23rd, 2009, 03:42 PM
...You blow them up with a air compressor and it pops the skin off.

Same thing with a big snapper. (almost the same smell, too)

CZowner07
August 23rd, 2009, 04:02 PM
I wish we could take people guided hunts but the state will not allow that on the WMA. Has anyone heard anything on prices? 2 weeks ago they were saying 2 to 3 dollars a foot for under 6 foot. Alot of buyers are not taking anything under 7 foot. This might be a short season this year. I may keep a few and skin them myself. Its pretty easy. You blow them up with a air compressor and it pops the skin off.

MY dad skins gators for a farm and this is what they do. His crew (6 or 7 people) skin each 100-120 4-5 ft gators from 6:30-12 o'clock. Thats reallllly fast, it would take a newbie about 2 days to do that.

GBob01
August 23rd, 2009, 05:08 PM
OK, I've skinned them with a knife and peeling them. My question is "where do you insert the air hose?"

CZowner07
August 23rd, 2009, 06:42 PM
OK, I've skinned them with a knife and peeling them. My question is "where do you insert the air hose?"

I think you put the hose in the woohaa...I could be wrong.

dbolemiss
August 23rd, 2009, 11:05 PM
Well just for the record,if anyone kills more than they need or can sell,let me know on a PM for some good cleaned meat (legs,tail,jaws,ect).