Teen out on his first alligator hunt bags big asics running gest ever reptile in Texas at 800lbs and 14 feet 3 inches
A Texas teenager did not come home empty handed from his first alligator hunt last week, bagging the largest reptile ever certified in the state.
Braxton Bielski, an 18 year old high school senior from Katy, shot and killed the 800 pound monster measuring 14 feet and 3 inches in length during a public hunt in the James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area.
Braxton’s father, Troy Bielski, a Houston police officer, said that his son has wanted to take part in the hunt for years, and has applied annually to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s drawing for special permits.
Toothy trophy: Braxton Bielski with the new Texas state record alligator taken during a public hunt on the James E. Daughtrey WMA
This year, the aspiring hu asics running nter with a life long fascination with reptiles and dinosaurs finally got his wish.
According to wildlife officials, the 18 year old first time hunter snagged the massive reptile by baiting it with raw meat dangling from a hook and then firing at it at close range in accordance with the rules, the station KHOU11 reported.
Everything’s bigger in Texas: The monster reptile measuring 14 feet 3 inches and weighing 800lbs was bagged by the 18 year old during a recent public hunt in the James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area
Unlike other areas in southeast Texas, Choke Canyon is known for its very hefty gators because reptiles that are fortunate enough to call the state park home u asics running sually get to live to old age.
An animal measuring 14 feet like the one bagged by Braxton Bielski is estimated to be between 30 and 5 asics running 0 years old, according to TPWD officials.
During the hunt, the 18 year old Cinco Ranch High School senior chose one of his lines as his set, and his father took the other.
When the Bielskis returned the next morning to check their lines, they discovered that both of them had snagged two gargantuan critters.
Reptile down: Bielski caught his monster gator by luring it with raw meat on a hook and then shooting it at close range
Although Braxton’s catch was the record setter, Troy Bielski also had a productive hunt, bagging a female reptile measure 10 and a half feet in length.