More Equipment Swamp People Use
If you are a passionate alligator hunter and planning g trip to swamp in Louisiana then you should be well aware of the swamp people living there. The people living in the swamp are also known as Cajuns who hunt alligators for their living. People who love thrills will find alligator hunting really exciting and swamps of Louisiana provide some very good alligator hunting grounds. Swamps have wide and open areas as well as narrow channels so that alligator hunters can select the area according to their liking. It has been more than a year now that History Channel has been broadcasting Swamp People that shows in detail the activities of people who have made alligator hunting their profession (well, almost). Just a month of hunting alligators in swamps of Louisiana makes many earn a major portion of their yearly income.
Weapons used by swamp people in hunting alligators include harpoons. These harpoons come in many varieties and is used according to the type of alligator is being hunt. For big alligators that are over seven feet in length bone crushing harpoons are used to gain control over the reptile. Fish bait used for attracting alligator works well in the open water hunting but while hunting in channels harpoons and arrows are the best options. Cajun people use different kinds of hooks attached to the rod. Alligator hunting using hooks is the easiest way to get control over the reptile. Once the alligator is hooked the only thing one has to do is to make the creature tired. As soon as it gets tired it can be hunted from the safe distance.
A powerful battery operated headlight is used when alligators are hunt during the night. Electrical tape or rope is required to seal the jaw of the alligator when it is captured. Swamp people have mastered the art of alligator hunting and they know that neck as well as the back of the tail is the most vulnerable part of the alligator. One should avoid hitting the alligator on the head. A good hunting knife is also used to kill the injured alligator.
Harpoons used by the swamp people have good accuracy when thrown from a distance of up to 30 feet. The best way to kill the alligator quickly is to aim at the bottom. If the harpoon hits on top then it is likely that it won’t be able to penetrate the skin. The dress worn during hunting alligators plays an important role. The dark color dress does not reflect the light when hunting is done at night.
Cajun people rarely use rifles and pistols to hunt down alligators and still use equipments that were designed by their ancestors. The only modern equipment they have started using is for their own protection like shoes, clothes, eye glasses and gloves. Alligator hunting becomes very dangerous at times and a hunter can get hurt during it, so Cajun people always carry first aid box so that first aid can be given to the hunter immediately.
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