To Heck With Fishing – I’m Going Gator Hunting

This proved to a be a blast. Hunting with Wayne “HoHo” Brooks and his brother who run the Brooks Brothers Gator Farm – I doubt anyone, anywhere knows any more about gators than these two guys. We were hunting off of Diamondback air boats using Diamondback handguns. Our biggest haul was a near 11 footer at about 400 pounds. Adam Heggenstaller with Shooting Illustrated took another large one just shy of 10 feet.The little pistols with Hornady Critical Defense ammo worked just fine on these beasts.

These gators were hooked with a trot line like bait on private property – a hunting lease of over 52,000 acres.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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