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Payton Moore sits beside the alligator gar he recently caught in a stream near Houston. He respectfully chose to release it back into the water instead of risking taking it to a certified scale and endangering it. It would have been difficult loading it, anyway, since it weighed nearly 300 pounds. Alligator gar are declining, and the bag limit has been reduced to one per day.

Dinosaurs are prehistoric. And extinct. So, what am I talking about?

Well, a man fishing near Houston caught a fish so large that he’s been quoted as saying it was like having hooked a dinosaur.

John Jefferson is a lifelong outdoorsman, former regulations coordinator at Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., past executive director of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, and author of two books on Texas hunting.

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