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Texas Teen Sets Record for Biggest Alligator Catch in Texas, Weighing 800 Pounds

Posted on 5/15/2013 by with 0 comments

AUSTIN – A Texas teen bagged a record 800-pound alligator during his first public gator hunt with his dad. It’s the biggest gator ever certified in Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

texas-gator2Braxton Bielski, 18, caught the huge 14-foot gator during a recent public hunt on the James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area.

Bielski’s dad said the teen grew up with a fascination with dinosaurs and had always wanted to hunt gators or “living dinosaurs,” as they’re called by some.

“He’s wanted to hunt alligators for years,” said Troy, a Houston police officer who has applied annually to TPWD’s special drawing hunts for the chance to fulfill his son’s dream. “We got selected one year to go on a youth hunt at the J.D. Murphree WMA, but I didn’t get the permit in on time. I remember Brax was very disappointed. This is the first year we’ve had to enter him as an adult and we got drawn.”

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