Killing gar and/or bleeding-out?

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orion_134
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Killing gar and/or bleeding-out?

Post by orion_134 » 25 Mar 2012, 12:33

Even after sticking an arrow through it, leaving it out of water for two hours, and beating it's head in with a hammer a few times, this thing was still squriming.

How do y'all kill it so it is a little less "fun" to clean?

Do y'all bleed it out (similar to what must be done for a shark) and does it make the meat taste better? Trying to squash a rumor here.

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Killing gar and/or bleeding-out?

Post by 200racing » 25 Mar 2012, 19:28

i take a fillet knife and stab straight through the spine on any fish still kicking a cleaning time. might have to go between the scales on a armored fish like carp and gar.
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Killing gar and/or bleeding-out?

Post by dkhunter8383 » 04 Apr 2012, 01:40

I don't have many gar in the waters I shoot, but when carp and dogfish keep flopping and making noise after they are shot I have a bat that is wrapped with a chain. A quick tap to the top of the head breaks the skull and kills the fish quickly and humanely
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Killing gar and/or bleeding-out?

Post by gotmuddy » 04 Apr 2012, 08:24

I caught a 4.5ft gar sunday on a spinning rod and when I cleaned it I used a sawzall and a big wood blade to cut the head off. damn tough fish

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Post by jbd6c6 » 04 Apr 2012, 17:10

I found a shovel handle on the bank of the river last summer. Its perfect for finishing off fish.

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Killing gar and/or bleeding-out?

Post by 71'V-Hull » 30 Jun 2012, 19:57

I had this issue a couple days ago cleaning a bass. The thing just would not die! It was in the boat for 2 hours, I got home and beat it on the head several times with a wood oar. Then while I was scaling it, it started moving again... Put a knife through the head right behind the eye. Still moving? Did that a few more times. Started to filet it and it was still moving! I put the knife into the head one more time and finally got it.

I felt bad for the fish, although I've read studies that they don't have the nerves to actually feel pain, but there's no way it could be pleasant. I'll try wrapping a chain around my oar next time. Or a hammer. Usually grabbing them by the tail and whacking its head on the bench does the job for me though. That was one freak of nature fish. My roommate was trying to get me to take it out back and shoot it!

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Killing gar and/or bleeding-out?

Post by soccerdan90 » 30 Jun 2012, 20:23

9 mm really does the trick.

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Post by 71'V-Hull » 01 Jul 2012, 18:04

soccerdan90 wrote:9 mm really does the trick.
So you think .45 would be overkill?

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Killing gar and/or bleeding-out?

Post by dirtypearl » 11 Dec 2014, 17:47

71'V-Hull wrote:
soccerdan90 wrote:9 mm really does the trick.
So you think .45 would be overkill?
No such thing as too dead!

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Post by KMixson » 11 Dec 2014, 20:34

Take a chainsaw and lop off the head. That should do it.

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Post by earl60446 » 12 Dec 2014, 13:24

Bottom of my livewell has this picture, fish just commit suicide when I throw them in there.
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Post by ggoldy » 12 Dec 2014, 13:32

YIKES!!!
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Post by BloodStone » 12 Dec 2014, 15:08

earl60446 wrote:Bottom of my livewell has this picture, fish just commit suicide when I throw them in there.
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