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May 14, 2013

Gator Hunting is Booming in Florida

By CJ Lotz

Gator hunting is booming in the Sunshine State. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is expecting this year's demand for gator tags to greatly outweigh the number of hunting permits it can award.

“We expect to have between two and three times more applicants than we do permits,” one official said. “It’s very popular.”

The FWC will award just 5,000 permits for the Aug. 15 to Nov. 1 season. Gators need to be 18 inches or longer for harvest, but most harvested are between 6 and 7 feet long. Permits for state residents are priced at $272 with two tags.

Gator hunting in Florida has grown steadily since in began in 1988.

Read more at The News Herald
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from MaxPower wrote 48 weeks 4 days ago

This would be such a cool hunt. I had gator meat as kid and it was incredible, very white, flaky and sweet.

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from labrador12 wrote 48 weeks 3 days ago

Another endangered species that is thriving today.

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from wisc14 wrote 48 weeks 3 days ago

you are correct labrador thanks to environmental regulations and the endgandered species act

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from MaxPower wrote 48 weeks 4 days ago

This would be such a cool hunt. I had gator meat as kid and it was incredible, very white, flaky and sweet.

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from labrador12 wrote 48 weeks 3 days ago

Another endangered species that is thriving today.

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from wisc14 wrote 48 weeks 3 days ago

you are correct labrador thanks to environmental regulations and the endgandered species act

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