Texas Alligator HuntingThe Texas Alligator hunting season is from September 10th to September 30th in the core areas of Texas which are located along the Texas coast line. Alligators can be unpredictable and angry creatures which makes the hunting an exciting adrenaline rush. Even on land they can be quite quick and without a knowledgeable guide, hunting Texas Alligators can be really dangerous as you need to look for the ones you don’t see out in the open. You might have heard Alligators are slow on land while quick in the water. It is true Alligators are faster in water and that is where they prefer to be when threatened. However, they have super quick reflexes and can run up to 11mph (18kph) for short distances.
The Alligator Hunting Experience
I have hunted wild Alligators in both rivers and rice fields that border the Texas coast for over 35 years. I grew up fishing and hunting here and it is not just a “weekend” trip for me like so many other guide services. Hunting, Bowfishing and rod & reel fishing for Alligator Gar is my life 7 days a week. If you want Alligators for either trophy, leather or for just the meat I can make that happen.12ft plus Alligators are taken with this guide service yearly and Alligators up to 8ft can be hunted all day long.
My hunt methods are either with a bow and arrow or with a baited hook and line.
No matter which hunting method you are interested in, both are equally exciting. I do WARN all my hunters that these are wild alligators we are hunting, not a stocked pond. Because we are hunting Alligators in the wilds of Texas all you need to do is let me know your hunting preference. As mentioned above I hunt Alligators with either a bow and arrow or a hook and a baited line, just let me know which method and I will be happy to find this BIG reptile for you to hunt.
Texas every year brings in multiple gators over 12ft, 13ft and bigger.
If you would rather have a smaller gator or two for leather goods, that would be no problem either. As long as it is legal we can hunt it.
Alligator Bow & Arrow Hunt
Alligator Bow & Arrow Hunting. If you want to stalk up on your alligator with a bow and arrow I’ll be happy to put you on your alligator this way. However we must pay close attention to the Texas State laws when hunting alligators with this method. I ALWAYS fish & hunt according to state laws. This is the most adrenaline rush and skill-set test – focusing on a live Alligator and delivering a kill shot.
Alligator Hook Line & BaitWe also can do a hook and baited line Alligator capture. Like mentioned above you can bait your lines or I can pre-bait them for you. The hunt is yours so you can come out and bait and lay the lines for your alligator or I can have some lines pre-baited its totally up to you.
I provide the tags for your alligator and the tags are included in the price of your hunt. I can also skin your alligator for the taxidermist and prep your meat for the ride home.
I look forward to your hunt, Captain Mark Malfa.
What You Need To Bring on Your Alligator Hunting Trip
All you need to bring is yourself and your Texas hunting license. You can also purchase it online from the link at the bottom of this page. I have all the gear that you will need to catch Alligators. However, if you prefer your own gear as many do, you are more than welcome to bring your own. Sun screen, polarized sunglasses and snacks are all also a good idea.