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Mississippi Hunter Takes Out 13’4″ 905 Lbs Gator In Florida Lake

Doug Borries, who owns Dynamic Outdoors TV, took out a 13-foot alligator in a Florida lake after reports of local livestock disappearing.

A friend of Borries told him about the monster in the lake and showed him the way.

“This guy said he’d seen the gator since he was a child. It was time for the gator to go because some of the calves were disappearing,” Borries told WXXV. “So, he was down deer hunting with me, and he asked me if I wanted to come and hunt the gator. I said, ‘Absolutely.’”

“I was staked out on top of the lake levee before daylight and shot him on an island in the middle of the lake, shortly after daylight,” Borries said in a post on Facebook. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and I was lucky enough to put a perfect shot on him at such a long-range. It pays to have a good gun.”

Doug Borries, who owns Dynamic Outdoors TV, took out a 13-foot alligator in a Florida lake after reports of local livestock disappearing.
Doug Borries Comparing A 10’4″ 245 Lbs Gator To The Monster 13’4″ 905 Lbs Gator, Courtesy: Dynamic Outdoors TV Facebook

The use of a hook and line is the most common method of hunting gators, it involves securing a sturdy hook and line to a tree or pole in the ground. The hook is commonly baited with fish or chicken quarter.

After the bait is taken, the hunter returns to draw in and dispatch the gator. Allowed methods of hunting vary by state. In Florida, Alligators captured using hand-held snares and snatch hooks must be released or killed immediately.

Alligators taken by the use of artificial lures or baited, wooden pegs less than two (2) inches in length attached to hand-held restraining lines or restraining lines attached to a vessel occupied by the permittee and harpoons, gigs, and manually operated spears, spearguns, crossbows, and bows with projectiles attached to restraining lines must be killed immediately.

But for this hunter, through the scope of his 7mm STW rifle seemed the way to go.

“What most hunters do, as far as hunting gators, four or five guys get in a boat. They’ll go out at nighttime, and then when they pull him up, they hit him in the head with a bang stick. It’s got a loaded shotgun shell at the end of a stick, and I didn’t want to hunt him that way. I wanted to hunt him like I would if it was just me and a deer,” Borries told the outlet.

This 13-foot dinosaur is the largest alligator ever taken by a non-resident hunter.

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