Alligator in Ballard Co

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by Wildcat, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Wildcat

    Wildcat 12 pointer

    Jan 7, 2002
    Ledbetter, Ky.
  2. Tman6493

    Tman6493 6 pointer

    Oct 28, 2013
    I am confused on the rules of hunting things that aren’t from Kentucky. If you can shoot a Sitka or whatever deer people talk about killing every now and then why couldn’t you shoot an alligator.
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  3. Meatstick

    Meatstick 10 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    Non native species, so I reckon you could give one hell?
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  4. Tman6493

    Tman6493 6 pointer

    Oct 28, 2013
    Yea I thought you could kill non native species unless they are protected. So I would think a gator would be fair game
  5. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    Wait a week or 2 when it gets REAL COLD. Wont have to shoot it. Just walk right up pick it up.
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  6. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

    Sep 11, 2009
    Evicted from Aintry'
    To hell with the rules!
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  7. Tman6493

    Tman6493 6 pointer

    Oct 28, 2013
    The hunting guide has a rule that you can hunt any non native hoofed animal. It has nothing about reptiles so I guess it’s illegal.

    Makes me want to win the lottery and let 300 million dollars worth of giraffes lose. That will keep the green jeans busy and we can hunt them
  8. Bowfinger

    Bowfinger 8 pointer

    Nov 3, 2015
    In a Concrete Submarine
    Ol Flint told me back in the spring his boy had brought a gator home from Orlando. Said he didn’t know what he was going to do with it once it got big. Guess we know now.

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  9. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    In the days before cell phones folks grabbed the gun first. I reckon cell phones have saved many a nonnative species.
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  10. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2003
    Underground Bunker in KY
    Wildcat said:
    Just in time for duck season they have an alligator in the swamp.

    NO you cannot shoot him, it's illegal in Ky to shoot one.
    This part doesn't sound right. I would think you could shoot them, like a panther.
    "Ballard County Wildlife Management says hunting an alligator in Kentucky would be illegal, because alligators are not considered a game species in Kentucky, so regulations have not been made."
  11. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 10 pointer

    Aug 16, 2012
    Hog Town USA
    S.F.S. “Shoot Fry Shut Up” Who can disagree with that?
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  12. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Got to make one feel good about setting out a decoy spread in the dark before shooting time. Don't worry tho it is just a little one and would only take off a hand or some fingers if given the chance.. :eek:
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  13. Giveem3outdoors

    Giveem3outdoors 12 pointer

    Jan 18, 2009
    ohio county ky
    Worst part is you would just have to set there and let it eat you. Beings it's so unethical to shoot critters on the water and all. I sincerely pledge at this time to only shoot Ky alligators when in flight.
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  14. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    I had a buddy lay heck on a very mad Beaver once while picking up decoys. It attack him and darn near knocked him down more than once, was going between Chucks legs round and round....LOL. Lucky Chuck had stuck his gun down in his waders just in case a duck tried to land in that little hole. That was that Beaver's hole and it was not going to take no for a answer to get out of my pond, funny as heck after the fact...:D..But Chuck was doing a lot of dancing and cussing when it was going on with one other guy and myself rolling on the bank laughing not really knowing what was going on at the time.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
  15. B.M. Barrelcooker

    B.M. Barrelcooker 12 pointer

    Jan 12, 2006
    So you are telling me Chuck don’t have a sling?

    It’s all coming together.
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