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About Captain Phil Walters

Capt. Phil has been involved with the public water harvest since 1990. He has harvested more than 1000 alligators on the harvests, with a few going over 13' and one 13'6" that is pictured at right.  He enjoys getting out on the water and sharing the uniqueness of the alligator story with folks who "have it in them" to see a slice of real Florida that cannot be experienced from comforts of home.  Phil founded Gator guides in 1993 to offer professional harvest skills to the people chosen in the September Public Waters Harvest and has now expanded to offer trophy hunts on public and private lands.

1 of the top 3 gators in the State of Florida in 1991


Member:   Safari Club International, National Rifle Association, Heritage Foundation,  Broward County Airboat & Halftrack Association,  Commissioner, Sesquicentennial Commission of Tampa Bay; , Lodge #317 F&AM Tampa, Founding Member of the Gen. Jubal A. Early Camp #556, Sons of Confederate Veterans and Founding Member, Judah P. Benjamin Camp #2210, Sons of Confederate Veterans Founding Member; 9th Brigade Commander, Florida Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Interests: Hunting, fishing, air boats, wildlife conservation, Southern stuff, FSU football.

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  • 2010 Florida State record gator 14-'3" taken by Trey Ammerman with RatWorks Gator Hunting products

  • Eufaula, Al. record gator 13'-1" taken by guide Gator Mike with RatWorks Gator Hunting products

  • Arkansas’ largest gator at 13’-2"  harvested in 2010 by John Baxster using RatWorks gator Hunting products (Possible state record)

  • 2008 Georgia state record 13’-7” guided by Randy Pounds using RatWorks Gator Hunting products

  • Georgia’s largest gator of  the 2009 season going 13’-6” taken by Jeff McDaniels and guided by Capt. Phil Walters using RatWorks Gator Hunting products

  • 2010 South Carolina monster 13’-4” gator weighing almost 1100 lbs taken by Mary Ellen Christian and guided by Blacks Camp’s Kevin Davis using RatWorks Gator Hunting products

  • Past 7 of the Top 10 Safari Club International Record Book gators were taken using RatWorks Gator Hunting products

  • Majority of the Top 5 gators in the 2008 “Big gator Shootout” were taken using RatWorksGator Hunting products

  • Majority of Top 5 gators in the 2009 “Big Gator Shootout” were taken using RatWorksGator Hunting products

If you have harvested a noteworthy gator using RatWorks products, please tell us about it here

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