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