Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Brady's Gator Hunt

I took these pictures and the story below from an e-mail Brady wrote...
I just got back from my gator hunt yesterday. It was an awesome experience. We hunted in Christmas, Florida. This gator was nine feet long and weighed just over 200 pounds. I went down with my buddy Cody Stokes. We were pretty worried that because of tropical storm Fay that we weren’t going to get to hunt, but in the end we had two great nights to hunt.
Going into the hunt I really didn’t know what to expect. I did as much research as I could but nothing really prepared me for what was going to take place. We hunted on an airboat all night. In the two nights we got out I estimate that we saw over 200 gators. We initially started hunting them with a bow, but found that due to the conditions(high water) that we would never get a gator a trophy size gator. We then switched to a harpoon and luckily got two gators. I was amazed at how technical and difficult it was to first find a trophy and next to harvest it. All in all we had a great hunt.


Tiffany said...

hey it's joey and tyler merrill that gator is AWSOME!!!! Looks like lots of fun!!!

Kirsten Carbajal said...

Chiki and I were in Florida around the same time as Brady. We went on a diving trip to Key Largo and checked out the day the keys were being evacuated. Small world!!