Alligator hunting needs a set of skills which are very different and better equipment. More to that for such hunt you will require to have a monster with close-quarters combat. Many alligators are unrivalled predators of lakes crisscrossing, rivers and swamps. Thus when there is a size that is rivalling the grizzly bear the use of alligators will represent the seriousness. However, the few big alligators will escape feeding on that meaty.
Alligator hunting is different from the normal hunt. This is halfway between the dogfight and fishing. The gator hunting will require you to have the right equipment and techniques than a brute force. On a rare case will you need to use the firearms when going behind the gators. Therefore if you have no experience of hunting the alligator you require to hire an experienced guide. This will be able to support you and thus avoid some risks of death or even the severe injuries.
The good thing with the guides is having all the needed apparels and equipment for gators hunting. However, you may have an option of having your gadgets, and therefore you will need to inquire from them where you can purchase such equipment. After getting the best training about the safety basics when hunting alligator, you will thus need to find one. This will be mostly by night using the boat.
During the dark of the night, the alligator eyes will be glowing red. What you will need is to spot the water surface using a spotlight and from there locate the gators. After getting one you will require to attract the big predator where you are since when you decide to get close to the animal it will disappear in the water.
After locating the gator you will then need to use the lures and hooks. This is more complex than the normal fishing because you will not have the ability to raise a bigger alligator with only a hook. More to that it will be very dangerous, and this can even cause the death to an individual. The hook will be required for the set-up of temporary line that will allow you to move closer to the gator. Additionally you will have an ability to get closer using your boat and using the main weapon which is a harpoon.
The advantages of a harpoon are that it has a stronger restraining line which will be able to act as your main weapon to assist you catch the gator. This is mainly to the one that is over six feet. You will need therefore to get ready to harpoon that animal toward the soft tissue and avoid the back shield.
After setting the restraining line using the harpoon, you will need to fight the alligator for you to exhaust it and have the ability to do the final work. Afterwards, the alligator will start losing its strength, and you will then be able to put aside your boat to use the bang stick. It will become easier and faster to use the bang stick than a handgun. It is necessary therefore to make sure you have one on your boat.