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#1 Hatchet Jack

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:47 AM

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:00 AM

Nice shooting!


Question though about the species you are holding?

Alligator gar are found well south of Indiana and mostly in the lower Mississippi River and over to the Southeastern States but the long nose gar looks more like what you are holding and it is found in more northern waters around the Ohio River basin as for North as Ontario.

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 20 July 2009 - 10:02 AM.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:29 AM

Nice, but you should come to Missouri. I'll show you gar that you'd think twice about shooting. You'd be afraid of making them mad! LOL

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:09 AM

You're right Rowdy,

I've been calling those buggers alligator gar all my life, but I just looked them up and this fellow is a long-nose gar.

I know you definitely don't want to grab that snout without a glove - found that out the hard way. He's got teeth and to spare - some sticking straight out. So, even with it's mouth closed, you'll get a nasty prick if you grab his snout. That's why my picture has me cradling him from beneath with both hands.

I took my skinning knife and severed his spine for him right behind the head so he'd hold still for pictures. Slimmy little guys.
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:29 PM

That is cool!

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:35 PM

Pretty cool.
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