Gator Wars – Our Hunt Begins

David Mills picked us up at the Fort Myers airport and we drove to Williams Wildlife Preserve near Arcadia, Florida.

Williams Wildlife Preserve is 18,000 acres of produce farming, orange groves, and as wild an open range wilderness as you could possibly find. Whitetail deer, wild hogs and Florida alligators are here big time.

David Mills drove us to the hunting lodge.

Our accommodations at Williams Wildlife Preserve is a spacious 6,000 square feet lodge. A modern, comfortable facility. Complete with a walk in cooler.

We took our luggage and gear into the spacious lodge (6,000 square feet) and talked way longer than we should have, considering we had to get up at daybreak in the morning.

But we were up and at ’em just the same. This is a different type alligator hunt than I have been on before. Williams Wildlife Preserve is a massive 18,000 acre open range, farm and ranch. The part we went to this morning has a winding network of channels that is miles and miles long.

We drove along and watched the channels for alligators.

When we glassed an alligator in a channel we stopped and slipped up on it. Or at least that is our plan. Sometimes the gator has other ideas. Here is the first gator we hunted. You can see it  along the edge, it’s the dark spot.

We used the brush growing on the channel’s levies and slipped along to get in bow range. The gator hung tight long enough to get its picture taken.

But at shooting time the gator gave us the slip and went underwater.

We drove on, checking the channels carefully for alligators.

We did not have to drive far. CONTINUED…

  • We are bowhunting Florida Alligators at Williams Wildlife Preserve. For information contact David Mills at 863-303-4726. Visit David on the web at www.teamsrr.com.
  • This alligator bowhunt is sponsored by MUZZY Bowfishing  Equipment. We received Muzzy Gator Getter Kits with gator arrows, bowfishing reels and line, floats and other necessities. Visit them on the web at www.muzzy.com.

2 Responses to "Gator Wars – Our Hunt Begins"

  1. Rich Walton   2010/09/16 at 3:30 pm

    Hey Robert,
    Sue Burch wants some gator meat and my Sue is asking about an alligator purse. I would love a pair of alligator boots. Just putting it out there. Kill a big one ok?

  2. Collin Cottrell   2010/09/16 at 6:51 pm

    And I was thinking it would be pretty cool to take a Gator tooth and put it on a necklace!!!