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Old 02-17-2012, 02:59 PM
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Yeah, yeah. I'm the out of state guy asking the questions that I'm sure you see all the time, but hopefully someone will help me out. I have a relative that lives near Alexandria and I am trying to find information on gator hunting in the area. I have looked into a few guide services in the southern part of the state, but I thought if there was a spot close to Alexandria I might save myself a few bucks. I know that I have to buy a non-resident license and be accompanied by someone who has gator tags, but I was hoping someone here might be able to help me out with a little better info.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:06 PM
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I've never really heard of a "gator hunting" guide service but I'm sure with swamp people on now, people could make a killing on out of staters. If I were you, I would go set some limb lines for catfish then pull up to it the next morning and shoot it. Same concept and you could save yourself some money. And if you wanna see alligators when you come down go to lacassine or Sabine
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:23 PM
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Grosse savanne in big lake did guide i dont know if they still do. there is an airboat tourguide in des almond ( not sure of spekking)at the base of the bridge that does guided gator huns as well
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:24 PM
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:28 PM
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People across the country are so gullible when they watch swamp people. I believe alexandria would be a little too far north to get good gator hunt. You would need to come down to the southern swamps. But really you are only talking an hour and a half drive. No biggie.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:49 PM
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dude i've went to ruston, my buddy's friend bought pin oak mallard club...yeah used to be in the magazines field and stream etc...we were trying to catch an 11' gator in their swamp...they got'em cuz...bele dat....we went to the cleaners to drop off a small gator and he opend the freezer....holy moly they had a 13 in that summbuck that was huge!!!
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:58 PM
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Cotile lake has plenty of alligators jus outside A town. Those bastiges are all over da state not jus sout of da eye tan. Dey has a lottree fer pubic land gator tagz, check wit da fish peoples in baton rouge.
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Gator hunting guides have been around for quite a while. Very expensive though.
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Gator hunting guides have been around for quite a while. Very expensive though.
I never knew that. I've never looked for them but I have never cam across an ad for a guided gator hunt either. I bet whoever does it could make some coin with the whole country watching swamp people now
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I never knew that. I've never looked for them but I have never cam across an ad for a guided gator hunt either. I bet whoever does it could make some coin with the whole country watching swamp people now
I thought everyone in the whole state of louisiana was a alligator hunter. Never met one person that dont choot em.....
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:17 PM
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At one time, out of state hunters could only shoot 3 gators.
And out of state hunters did not qualify for lottery tags either.
There are several guys who will take you out, the bigger the gator, the more money you pay. A trophy gator will cost around $1000 just to shoot. If you want to keep it, it will cost around $100/ft. or more on top of the $1000.
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Grosse savanne in big lake did guide i dont know if they still do. there is an airboat tourguide in des almond ( not sure of spekking)at the base of the bridge that does guided gator huns as well
That is one website I looked at, and their price is reasonable. It is a hunt only and you have to pay out the big bucks to actually take the gator home.

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Cotile lake has plenty of alligators jus outside A town. Those bastiges are all over da state not jus sout of da eye tan. Dey has a lottree fer pubic land gator tagz, check wit da fish peoples in baton rouge.
That is the closest place I found while looking online, but they made it seem as if a non-resident wouldn't be able to go along with a guide on Cotile Lake.

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At one time, out of state hunters could only shoot 3 gators.
And out of state hunters did not qualify for lottery tags either.
There are several guys who will take you out, the bigger the gator, the more money you pay. A trophy gator will cost around $1000 just to shoot. If you want to keep it, it will cost around $100/ft. or more on top of the $1000.
I mostly want to go for the experience, I am not interested in a trophy. I'd rather take home the meat than I would the hide or head.

Thanks for all the responses. If you don't mind a northerner hanging around, I'm sure I'll enjoy all your fishing and hunting stories.
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Pull up a chair... what kind of hunting do you do up in Indiana?
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always nice to breakaway from the norm...welcome!!
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Pull up a chair... what kind of hunting do you do up in Indiana?
Whitetails, turkeys and squirrels so far. I'm relatively new to the hunting world, as last year was my first year seriously hunting.

Fishing is mostly for largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. There are a couple local lakes that have musky and trout, which I'm hoping to get into some of them this year. I also have a walleye tripped planned for a lake in Illinois later in the spring.

I will admit that my desire to go on a gator hunt is from watching Swamp People. I'm sure there are some folks in LA who don't care for the show, but I'd say anything that can get people interested in one's home state is a good thing.
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Whitetails, turkeys and squirrels so far. I'm relatively new to the hunting world, as last year was my first year seriously hunting.

Fishing is mostly for largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. There are a couple local lakes that have musky and trout, which I'm hoping to get into some of them this year. I also have a walleye tripped planned for a lake in Illinois later in the spring.

I will admit that my desire to go on a gator hunt is from watching Swamp People. I'm sure there are some folks in LA who don't care for the show, but I'd say anything that can get people interested in one's home state is a good thing.
It is a neat deal to experience no doubt...but don't be disappointed when the alligator doesn't go crazy, thrash water, bite the boat and just floats up and "pow" its done.... thats how it really works..lol

But fried alligator can be some good stuff!! Swamp People is a double edged sword its a bad rep for LA and also creates interest...prob alot from animal rights folks lol
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It is a neat deal to experience no doubt...but don't be disappointed when the alligator doesn't go crazy and just floats up and "pow" its done.... thats how it really works..lol
Yep. They just playing with them on TV for the audience. If you are serious, come kill '1' and then go to local seafood/meat market and buy 2lb of tail meat to take home. It will be a great conversation piece and since you are a fishermen, I'm sure you can fib a little so tell it like they see it on swamp people. You'll be a legend up there.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:15 PM
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There is a lot more drama on them shows than there is actually hunting gators.
I hunted them for almost 20 years, most of the time alone.
The small gators thrash around, them big uns don't, unless you make them.
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Yeah, yeah. I'm the out of state guy asking the questions that I'm sure you see all the time, but hopefully someone will help me out. I have a relative that lives near Alexandria and I am trying to find information on gator hunting in the area. I have looked into a few guide services in the southern part of the state, but I thought if there was a spot close to Alexandria I might save myself a few bucks. I know that I have to buy a non-resident license and be accompanied by someone who has gator tags, but I was hoping someone here might be able to help me out with a little better info.

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GM, welcome to SC neg!!! U come down and we'll pass a good time.
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