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Florida Fish and Wildlife Offering Cash Prizes for Burmese Pythons

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December 06, 2012

Florida Fish and Wildlife Offering Cash Prizes for Burmese Pythons

By Chad Love

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has put cash bounties on Burmese pythons with it's 2013 Python Challenge. Who's up for it? If a Field & Stream reader wins this, we want to know about it. 

From this story on Fox News
The FWC issued the challenge in an effort to raise public awareness about Burmese pythons and the threat this invasive species poses to the Everglades ecosystem. As part of the Python Challenge, both the public and Florida's python permit holders are invited to compete and see who can harvest the longest and most Burmese pythons. The challenge will start on January 12th and run for one month on public lands. Grand prizes of $1,500 for harvesting the most Burmese pythons to both the public and python permit holders with an additional $1,000 going for the longest Burmese python captured.

For more info you can go to www.pythonchallenge.org

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from capt.seagull wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I don't want to run into one of those!!

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from elkslayer wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

It would be interesting to know how many so called
"environmentalists" will participate to help remove this invasive species.

More than likely hunters, will prove to be the only participants and true stewards of the environment.

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from MaxPower wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Great job Florida!! Now THAT'S how you control an invasive species. Hope the conservationists stick it to those snakes.

Give it a few years and snake hunting will have it's own niche/culture/jargon which will help raise awareness and popularity with hunting them.

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from Nyflyangler wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

'Python permit holders'

That right there is a MAJOR part of the problem. If it's an invasive species, then there should be no need for a permit.

Ample proof Florida is indeed run by morons.

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from azduane wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

What about the iguanas that are also an invasive species in Florida?

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from elkslayer wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

It would be interesting to know how many so called
"environmentalists" will participate to help remove this invasive species.

More than likely hunters, will prove to be the only participants and true stewards of the environment.

+5 Good Comment? | | Report
from Nyflyangler wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

'Python permit holders'

That right there is a MAJOR part of the problem. If it's an invasive species, then there should be no need for a permit.

Ample proof Florida is indeed run by morons.

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from capt.seagull wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I don't want to run into one of those!!

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from MaxPower wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Great job Florida!! Now THAT'S how you control an invasive species. Hope the conservationists stick it to those snakes.

Give it a few years and snake hunting will have it's own niche/culture/jargon which will help raise awareness and popularity with hunting them.

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from azduane wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

What about the iguanas that are also an invasive species in Florida?

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