Now that’s a monster gator! Check out the latest (and wildly impressive) pro alligator season prep pic from Swamp People’s Troy Broussard that has this wildlife tech and Outsider saying a few expletives.
Ol’ T-Roy Broussard knows how to bring in the gators. This Swamp People fans know. But every once in a while, the Texan will post a shot that warrants the spotlight. This is absolutely one of those shots.
“Five more days till the pro season starts. Supplying leather around the world… One tag at a time!” Broussard captions the killer shot. Within, he’s showing off a beastly past harvest that looks to be at least a good 12-foot alligator:
Swamp People fans are reacting appropriately over on Broussard’s Instagram with fire emojis flying every-which-way. T-Roy is a legend amongst fellow pro season gator hunters, and the sight of this behemoth tethered by thick chains in the back of his custom pickup is further proof as to why.
As Broussard notes, pro gator season begins in his home state of Texas on September 10. The pro – or “core” season – lasts for Texans until Sept. 30, 2021. Non-core hunting previously took place throughout April and June.
‘Swamp People’ Vet Troy Broussard Follows Strict Texas Guidelines for State’s Core Gator Season
It’s common knowledge for hunters, but Texas absolutely means business when it comes to gator season. Just like with any other season, the state’s hunting laws are specific down to crucial details when it comes to the massive, ancient reptiles:
- Alligators may only be taken on private property.
- Alligators may be taken from public water, however, the person and the taking device MUST be on private property.
- Hook and line (line set) must be secured on private property with a portion of the line above water. Minimum 300 lb. test line.
- Each line set shall be labeled with a plainly visible, permanent, and legibly marked gear tag that contains the full name and current address of the person who set the line and the hunting license number of the person who set the line.
- Gigs, hand-held snares (with integral locking mechanism), and lawful archery equipment (with barbed arrow), must have a float attached to the line. The float shall be no less than 6” x 6” x 8” or, if the float is spherical, no less than 8 inches in diameter.
In fact, Broussard has been full-speed-ahead prepping for the hunt for a full month now.
“Yep, gator season is a month out yet it’s already started for me,” the Swamp People vet posted to Instagram weeks ahead of gator season.
We’ll surely be seeing plenty of 2021’s harvest from Broussard in the coming weeks. Stick with your fellow Outsiders for the latest when they hit!