Upgrade The Status Of Texas Alligator Gar To Game Fish sign now

To: The Texas Parks And Wildlife (TPWD)
Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Email Address: [email protected]

Upgrading the status of the Texas Alligator Gar to Game Fish.

Texas is home to some of the best fishing in the country. Everything grows big in Texas and that includes our freshwater fish species like Largemouth Bass, Catfish and Alligator Gar.

Alligator Gar is the state's largest freshwater fish and can grow to sizes of over 8ft in length and over 300lbs. Texas's Alligator Gar is the 2nd largest freshwater fish in the United States, 2nd only to the Sturgeon.

Currently in Texas the Alligator Gar is not listed as a game fish. This means there is no regulation on size or numbers of Alligator Gar fish that can be taken.

Shrinking habitat, commercial fishing, unregulated limits have taken there toll on the Alligator Gar in Texas. While their exact numbers are a mystery, there is no doubt that large Alligator Gar (over 100lbs) are getting more rare every year.

Anglers all across Texas (and from all over the world) are becoming more and more aware of the thrilling angling experience Texas Alligator Gar can provide.

We are asking the Texas Parks And Wildlife to upgrade the status of the Alligator Gar to game fish and impose a daily bag limitation.

Other states that have populations of Alligator Gar already understand the importance of these mighty prehistoric fish that swam with the Dinosaurs.

States like Alabama and Arkansas already have daily bag limits for Alligator Gar.

Alabama: (Daily Bag: 2)
http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/regulations/

Arkansas: (Daily Bag: 2)
http://www.agfc.com/rules_regs/fishing_regs_limits.html#Daily

It should also be noted that in states where there are Sturgeon, these fish are protected and in almost all cases they are catch and release only.

We want the grand state of Texas to become aware that the 2nd largest freshwater fish in the United States is located in our great state and we want to preserve the gene pool of this mighty fish for generations to come.

Proposed Regulations:

Daily Bag: 2

All fish over 100lbs must be released. However each season a Trophy Alligator Gar tag allows the angler to keep one fish of 100lbs or more.

Annual Trophy Tag: 1 Fish Over 100lbs per fishing season.

We, the undersigned ask the Texas Parks And Wildlife to upgrade the status of the Alligator Gar to game fish with a daily bag of 2 Alligator Gar under 100lbs, and grant each angler an annual Alligator Gar Trophy Tag which permits each angler to keep one Alligator Gar 100lbs or more per fishing season.

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  • 12 December 2015350. Leslie L
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  • 24 November 2015349. Dell O
    against making gar a sportfish
  • 18 November 2015348. Dana P
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  • 22 August 2015344. John L
    please save this awesome fish for our children and theirs
  • 29 July 2015343. Roy M
    Please put a limit on there deaths. people catch them alot with trot lines and bow fish for them. i don't want them to go extinct.
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  • 26 December 2014333. Kyle J
    Great idea. I am still trying to catch a huge alligator in the north Texas area and have not had any luck but lets protect this majestic giant.
  • 05 December 2014332. George A
    Save the Gar!!!
  • 30 November 2014331. Rob R
    I travel to your state at least 3 times per year to pursue these amazing fish. save them.
  • 16 November 2014330. Joey B
    I like this fish.
  • 12 November 2014329. Andreas K
    the species should be exempt from "bow fishing", line only to encourage catch and release
  • 08 November 2014328. Bill H
    SAVE A GREAT SPECIES!
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  • 29 September 2014326. Debra S
    Long Live The Gar
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  • 07 September 2014324. Eric E
    I may have signed this petition a year and a half ago when I discovered it in the course of research for a story I was writing for The Paper of South Texas on San Benito: "Alligator Capital of the World". If that's the case, TPWD you've been alerted to su

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