Alligator Hunting

Sarah Lim

Guadalupe River

“With a 12-foot alligator just a few feet away from the boat, Steve Emery (left) readies the pistol as Ron Ohlinger (right) pulls the gator in closer so it can be shot at the base of the skull. This photo was taken from a series I shot for The Victoria Advocate in August 2008. Hunters will go to places where the gators roost and hang whole chickens, tied to a rope, as bait. Alligator hunting season in South Texas is approximately 20 days long, starting in late August or early September.”

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