looking for someone who can tan an alligator hide in Hou, TX

Submitted by Kris on 11/2/04 at 6:20 AM. ( )

I have the hide and feet of an alligator and I am looking for someone who can tan the hide. I live in Houston, TX. I would prefer not to do it myself, but we shot it because it came up to the sandy bank where my children were playing. So we did not have a liscence. Can anyone gove me some insight on what I should do?

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This response submitted by wetnwild on 11/2/04 at 8:53 AM. ( )

Call Lonestar Taxidermy, they will be able to help you. Ask for Bob!


This response submitted by Becky P on 11/2/04 at 9:08 AM. ( )

In Texas you must have a license AND permit to kill a gator. Even if it is a nuisance gator and you kill it, I don't think you can legally keep it. There is a whole bunch of red tape that goes with gators in Texas.

Your gator is illegal

This response submitted by Evelyn on 11/2/04 at 9:32 AM. ( )

Kris you shot that gator illegal and need to get rid of it. Like Becky said, first of all you have to have a hunting licence is Texas to shoot/kill just about anything (excluding rattlesnakes). On gators you have to have a permit/tag on top of your hunting license.

You should have called your game warden if that gator came up the sandbank. They take care of nuisance gators.

No tannery is going to accept your gator without a tag attached to it.

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