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Hunter kills record Texas alligator

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Braxton Bielski with the new Texas state record alligator taken during a public hunt on the James E. Daughtrey WMA. Photo by Troy Bielski Braxton Bielski with the new Texas state record alligator taken during a public hunt on the James E. Daughtrey WMA. Photo by Troy Bielski
Photo courtesy of Texas parks and Wildlife Department Photo courtesy of Texas parks and Wildlife Department
Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

A high school on his first alligator hunt caught a 14'3" and 800 pound monster that set a new Texas record.

Braxton Bielski, 18, and his father Troy Bielski were granted an application as part of the Texas Parks and Wild Life Department's public hunt program. The program grants a select number of hunters the opportunity to hunt several animals on managed wildlife habitats.

Braxton and Troy Bieslki were among 481 applicants that vied for 10 alligator permits. They were able to bag the alligator on Choke Canyon Reservoir situated within Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area.

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