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Oklahoma man catches massive alligator gar while bowfishing

170-pound Alligator Gar caught on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma. (Oklahoma Game Wardens)
170-pound Alligator Gar caught on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma. (Oklahoma Game Wardens)

An Oklahoma man caught an alligator gar that was 6 feet, 9 inches long and weighed 170 pounds, while bowfishing on Lake Texoma.

Zachary Sutterfield got some help from Nic Sutterfield and Billy Sutterfield while trying to get the fish into their boat.

Officials from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation came and gathered data from the gar for research, since the species has existed since prehistoric times.

#BigFish This weekend angler Zachary Sutterfield of Durant, OK harvested this 6’9” approx 170lb Alligator Gar while...

Posted by Oklahoma Game Wardens on Monday, April 22, 2019

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