My dad, my son and I killed a few gators in Florida a year and a half ago and although it was fun and exciting it was nothing like the hunts I am used to and was a little disappointed. I admit we didn't do a normal night hunt but spotted along canals on private land till we would find one and then put a bullet in it. They are just not the elusive animal that I'm used to as once you would spot the eyes above water you pretty much had em.
I'll scan some pictures and get them up soon as mine was over 10 foot long and pretty nice. The skulls make a very cool european mount also.
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...