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Out There: Gars and arrows

Few pursuits are more exciting than hunting giant alligator gars with a stick and string.

Updated: April 25, 2006, 12:31 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

Editor's note: Watch for Keith "Catfish" Sutton appearing on "The Casting Couch," a one-minute commentary on the wild world of fishing that airs on Saturdays during "BassCenter" on ESPN2.

It's Aug. 4, 2005, and Robin Parks and Keith Riehn of Hillsboro, Mo., are bowfishing on Texas' Sam Rayburn Lake, something they do every summer.

They are hunting gar at one of their favorite spots, when a big fish rolls behind their boat. They turn the boat and cruise back through the area.

Suddenly, ...

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