May 16, 2013
Texas Record Gator: Teen Lands 800-Pounder on First Hunt
By CJ Lotz
Braxton Bielski, 18, and his father were among 481 applicants vying for 10 alligator permits handed out by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for a five-day hunt this year. After being selected in the drawing, their luck continued.
The teen hunter tagged this Texas record gator on the Choke Canyon Reservoir. The 800-pound beast measured 14 feet, 3 inches.