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    Default First for us.

    We filled one of our tags today with a small alligator that was tagged. We’ve killed numerous alligators over the years varying in size but this is a first.

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    Tamie tag lol.

    Cool gator.
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    I did not even realize they tagged those things.

    It would be interesting to know more when you find out.

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    Kill em all
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    Very nice!

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    Toe nails remind me of some I’ve seen in the trading post.
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    Check that tail for a tag or clip as well, nice work! Kill them with extreme prejudice. Carry on.

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    Contact Phil Wilkinson at Yawkey if you so desire. He’s been tagging gators there for around 30 years.

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    The way the tail has been notched means something too

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    Cool.
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    Just read this before you tell anyone over there where you killed it.

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    Thats pretty cool. I helped tag some years ago down in the A.C.E basin. We put the tag between the toes and cut 2 scoots off on the tail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jws View Post
    Just read this before you tell anyone over there where you killed it.

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    We ran into the actual biologist that most likely tagged the gator today at the landing. The one that had the tag exchanged numbers. I hope we get the information!

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    Cool tag. One I killed a couple of years ago had its back left "ring finger" removed. The biologist saw it is media outlet and contacted me. she said that that is how they would mark them in the early 60's before the use of tags. It was a visible means to be able to tell with binocs if a gator had ever been moved or handled. This would mean that the gator I had was >55 years old. Pretty cool, but it would have been nice if it had an actual tag to know where it spent its life.

    Side note: The biologist that is over the program for SCDNR, told us that she has witnessed gators via sat tracking move up to ten miles in a day using the currents around the delta. They ride them like a hobo rides a train and then comes back to the same places over and over. Nice lizard and nice trophy. We are headed back Thursday to see if we can find one suitable for the taking. MG

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    MG that’s pretty interesting thanks for sharing. I had no idea they’d move around that much.

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