FWC offering more than 1,000 additional alligator harvesting permits to reduce population

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Florida Fish and Wildlife is offering 1,300 more harvest permits in 2018 for county-wide alligator harvest.

The additional permits are being offered “to address Florida’s healthy, thriving alligator population. In the interest of public safety, our intent is to reduce the population of this robust, sustainable resource in areas where people and alligators are most likely to come in contact,” according to a FWC Statement.

Under a county-wide alligator harvest permit, you can take two alligators from any area you can legally access in the specified county. These harvest permits went on sale Tuesday at various locations, including GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, at a licensed agent, or a county tax collector’s office.

Alligator harvesting has been in Florida since 1988 to control the population.
 
For more information: http://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/wildlife/gators/


 

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