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Swamp people,-shooting alligator #7234143
04/03/21 12:02 PM
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Has anyone shot an alligator with a .22 rifle? Do they die immediately as on TV? Seems like a primitive reptile would have muscle activity for a long time like a snake will.

Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: charles] #7234146
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I shot a coon with a .22
thats pretty much the same thing.


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Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: charles] #7234161
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To do it right, you have to have someone there that keeps repeating "choot'em! Choot'em!!"


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Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: charles] #7234163
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And how about all the water back splashing from a .22 or .22 mag going through a gator's melon...? Seems excessive but this is tv. Do you expect "reality"?


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Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: charles] #7234169
04/03/21 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by charles
Has anyone shot an alligator with a .22 rifle? Do they die immediately as on TV? Seems like a primitive reptile would have muscle activity for a long time like a snake will.

Thats why those jaws are taped shut and legs cinched together even after the bullet to the cranial vault.


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Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: Gary Benson] #7234198
04/03/21 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
To do it right, you have to have someone there that keeps repeating "choot'em! Choot'em!!"

Choot'-em Elizabeth!!!


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Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: charles] #7234215
04/03/21 02:23 PM
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... I had to beat one to death with a claw hammer one time (statute of limitations are up Swamp!) .... it took awhile for it to stop twitching lol


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Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: Savell] #7234240
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Originally Posted by Savell
... I had to beat one to death with a claw hammer one time (statute of limitations are up Swamp!) .... it took awhile for it to stop twitching lol



Savell are you talking about a swamp person in the boat with you or the alligator? Doesn't really matter either way, just curious.

Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: NonPCfed] #7234274
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Originally Posted by NonPCfed
And how about all the water back splashing from a .22 or .22 mag going through a gator's melon...? Seems excessive but this is tv. Do you expect "reality"?
I thought the same thing. wondered if they ever hit one. That and using a scoped rifle
also.

Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: charles] #7234287
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Choot'um it's a tree shaker baby lol


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Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: HOYT archery] #7234298
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Originally Posted by HOYT archery
Originally Posted by Savell
... I had to beat one to death with a claw hammer one time (statute of limitations are up Swamp!) .... it took awhile for it to stop twitching lol



Savell are you talking about a swamp person in the boat with you or the alligator? Doesn't really matter either way, just curious.


... I was running juglines for catfish... he kept hollering chootem every time I pulled one up.... something had to be done about it lol


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Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: charles] #7234313
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Those are some tough critters is all I’ll say, especially bigger ones. They have to hit the exact spot every time is all I know...and that’s with a splashing rolling gator. Even most legal shot gators I know about take several large caliber shots to subdue.

Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: charles] #7234480
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The only ones I can vouch for, a 10 footer with a .270 to the side of the head, instant death, never moved. A 12 + foot with 12 ga.. 00 buck between the eyeballs off the airboat, grave yard dead and never kicked, he was sunning on the bank and stayed put right there. More smaller ones than I can remember with a ,22 Long Rifle, every Sunday afternoon was Gator hunting day. Most shots had good results, but these were smaller eating size Gators, 4-5 foot and shot from the bank while swimming. All were shot in the head, then someone would wade or swim in and grab them before they sank to the bottom. Only remember two coming back to life and being an issue, where someone got bit while grabbing them, a 4 footer and a 6 footer.. (Or so I was told about these stories).

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Lets snipe them in the water but when they are sitting on land. Wrestle them back to the water for drama. Love the 750 pound 10 footer and easily roll in to the boat. Then 300 pound little ones grab and toss. Yeah, drama.

Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: HOYT archery] #7234654
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Originally Posted by HOYT archery
Originally Posted by Savell
... I had to beat one to death with a claw hammer one time (statute of limitations are up Swamp!) .... it took awhile for it to stop twitching lol



Savell are you talking about a swamp person in the boat with you or the alligator? Doesn't really matter either way, just curious.



statute of limitations is never up on killing people , so must be the alligator


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Re: Swamp people,-shooting alligator [Re: charles] #7234673
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I've got a 10 footer that took two shots with a .243 before it would come quietly.


Hiding our humane dispatches doesn't keep the Antis from showing their own gruesome ones. In this 1 sided story, who will the public believe, then?
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