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Shoot-out, cook-off slated as ‘Alligator Round-Up’ returns to Resaca City

The San Benito Chamber of Commerce will host the Rio Grande Valley Sportsman’s Expo on Aug. 20 in San Benito.  The events consist of the Centennial Skeet Shoot-Out/Cook-Off/Alligator Gar Round-Up and Market Day at the San Benito Fairgrounds on FM 510.

Pre-registration for the event can be made by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling Zeke Padilla at 399-5321. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. the day of the event. The first shot will be fired at 8:45 a.m. and no teams will be allowed after 10 a.m.

Shooting competition includes a three-person team, seven stations and 25 targets per person for a registration fee of $325. A $10 mulligan, with a maximum of two per person, is available.

Shooting for cash games includes $20 for an Annie Oakley, $10 for Texas Country Doubles and $10 for flurries.  Three places will be awarded including a bay fishing trip for three and a one-night Arroyo cabin stay.  Shooters must provide their own gun, ammunition and protection for eyes and ears.

The Centennial Cook-Off features categories of beef brisket, pork spare ribs, pan de campo and half-chickens. Set-up will be the evening before the event, starting at 5 p.m. Cooking will not begin until Saturday morning after inspection of meat. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded.  Entry fee per category is $25.

The event also marks the return of the Alligator Gar Round-Up with two categories: rod and reel and bow and arrow.  Fishing may be from a favorite fishing spot in area resacas or canals. The shotgun start is at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The weigh station is at San Benito Fairgrounds, FM 510, beginning Saturday at 8 a.m. and concluding at 11:30 a.m.  Registration is $25 per person.

Prizes for each category go to the top three anglers with the top angler receiving an additional $200 and the Alligator-Gar Round-Up bragging rights for one year, according to Padilla.


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