Keith and Pam, well spoken. But, I think what Steve took offense at, for certain what I got mad about is Joe's calling the people of Louisiana "Dueling Banjo Swamp People". We've all seen the movie "Devilerance" and understand that remark to mean inbred, homosexual, criminal predators. Saying the folks who kill these gators are worse than dope dealers didn't sit too well either. I don't think we should be called immoral or worse than dope dealers for gator hunting.
Joe, if you don't believe you can still find gators 16 feet long or longer I would advise you to come over to one of my local lakes, Chicot Lake or Cocodrie Lake. If you don't believe they are there, or that they don't need controlling, then by all means fell free to jump in and have a swim around the lake :-)
P.S. to Jim Martin... sorry for being off topic but I felt I and my loved ones were being verbally attacked here. I promise not to respond further.