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Okay – we broke down and just paid for the season. It was too much of a pain to try to find a free show on the internet, especially when they usually don’t work. Yes, we actually paid to watch TV. Very sad day, but what’s done is done.

So anyway, after episode 2, “Gator Gridlock”, Junior Edwards is still in the lead for Johnny’s bounty money of $10,000 with an 11′ 6.5″ alligator he called Hercules. But on this episode, Bruce and Ron brought in an 11′ 1″ contender. Bruce wasn’t born yesterday, so he knows he has to get something bigger to win the bounty.

Highlights of the show: Joe and Tommy are back! They had to take a couple of years off after Hurricane Isaac destroyed their home. Joe put their house 14 feet in the air so hopefully it will never be destroyed again, at least by flooding. They went hunting in an area across the Mississippi River and never knew they had ever even stopped hunting alligators.

Bruce threw his rifle of 35 years into the swamp because 1st it jammed and then a piece of it broke off – each time when he was trying to shoot a gator. So finally, out of frustration, he chucked it into the water. Then he used an old, very rusty revolver that he kept in the bottom of a bucket to finish his hunting with for the day. Before they brought their gator to Johnny’s, Ron and he stopped in a store to buy a new gun. Bruce was looking for a rifle he was used to, first looking at the Savage .22, but Ron had his sights on a new gun – a .22 long rifle on an AR platform. After talking to Bruce for awhile, Bruce walked out with the new, new gun.

Other than that, David LaDart and Jeromy Pruitt were back in Raceland and Jacob and Chase were hunting in an area with a lot of very large boats.

A very satisfying show since Joe & Tommy were back and we really like Bruce. He’s funny, he does funny things, him and Ron get along really well, and he just seems like an all-around great person.

Still cannot believe we actually paid good money to watch TV….

The episode was called Deadly Chill because a cold front came to the area making it very difficult, if not impossible, to hook any gators. RJ and Jay Paul and Chase and Jacob were the two teams that seemed the most affected by the cold.

Rj and Jay Paul haven’t been on for awhile. We think it’s because they had to show the Texans before they had to go back to Texas. Anyway, they shot a huge gator in open water and had to hurry to get it. It was only stunned and  it was pretty exciting there until they shot it again and got it into their boat. RJ used a lot of language, but the difference with RJ is that he knew he was using language that he doesn’t normally use (and you get the impression he would prefer not to use it) and was kind of apologizing for it. Since the cold front came in and the gators weren’t biting, RJ got the male parts from the gator they just caught to use as bait. The idea was that if another male gator caught the scent of those male parts in his territory, it would enrage him and he would attack – and get hooked. It worked, and they got well over a 700 pound male alligator. That’s a pretty smart technique and one the RJ learned from previous generations. That’s one good thing about all of these hunters. They aren’t just on their own starting from scratch. There is a long tradition before them and they are smart enough to listen and learn from their elders.

Chase and Jacob dealt with their problem in a different way. They found a hidden warm spot behind a levee. They scouted out the area and counted 9 big gators right off the bat. To clear a path, they had to cut down 40-50 trees with their chain saw and a machete. It took them 2 hours of hard work. Our dad sometimes has to cut down trees and you can bet that cutting that many trees in that short a time is back breaking work. Then Jacob had to get going 30 mph to get over 50 yards, jumping the levee. Well, he didn’t quite make it – he knew the distance was too great, but he didn’t get hurt either. He got far enough that the two boys could fairly easily pull the boat to the other side. They caught a lot of large gators with an average length of around 8 feet, so their risk and effort really paid off for them. Troy was probably real proud of them.

Bruce and Ron are having a better season than it was looking like they might have. This episode, they were hunting for a cannibal gator who was ruining their catches. They did finally catch it sleeping and it was huge with its belly stuffed with alligator meat most likely. It kind of reminded us of the story of Little Red Riding Hood with the wolf’s belly stuffed full. They didn’t show Bruce giving Tyler his zebra cakes, but he probably did since it was such a good catch.

Last, but definitely not least, Glenn was on the show. The water had receded from his house but he was still on his porch swing alone. Luckily, he has a good and faithful friend named TK. TK came over and they went squirrel hunting together. One funny thing is when they were setting off, Glenn’s dogs were coming along and Glenn said, “Come on, turds.” He called his dogs “turds” and it was pretty amusing. All in all, it was a pretty satisfying show.