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