Minnesota deer hunter shoots alligator during weekend outing

November 10, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Most people who go hunting would be happy to come back with a deer or an alligator.

Cory Klocek ended up with both – on the same trip, no less. Klocek was hunting in East Bethel, Minnesota this past Saturday when he shot what he describes on Facebook as a “beautiful 10-point buck.”

Shortly after that, he spotted an alligator in a pond. While he had a license to go after the buck, Klocek needed state permission to hunt the gator.

He got it and shot the reptile with a handgun.

Klocek says he plans to pair the buck and gator for what he calls a “fun taxidermy piece.”