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canopyboy
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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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Jack Denbow
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Very nice David.

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Buckeye1977
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[thumbsup] [thumbsup]

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Nick

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Kemp Kwyk Styk 56" 47@28
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Cyclic-Rivers
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I see a new pair of boots and a back quiver [Wink] [Wink] Congrats!

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Charlie Janssen

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SAM E. STEPHENS
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That is Awesome , CONGRATS...

,,,Sam,,,

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Bisch
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Congrats!

Bisch

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BDann
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Way to go!
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Bud B.
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Nice!

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stujay
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Congrats! [archer]
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Warden609
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Congrats
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BrushWolf
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Awesome congrats

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big_wave_dave
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Sweet!
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Nook
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Very Nice. Congrats

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"After all, it is not the killing that brings satisfaction; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport." Dr. Saxton Pope
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ceme24
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CONGRATS! This brings back fine memories for me. Gator hunting is a blast! Thank you for sharing!

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