September 24, 2020

Florida's Gator Hunting Extension

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Yesterday I gave you a brief news bit that Florida Fish and Wildlife had announced that it was extending the hunting season on alligators. The story as I told it and as I and many others read about it, seemed to indicate that this move was made in response to the recent alligator attacks that have happened statewide.

Yesterday the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation announced that it was in fact extending the hunting season on gators but that the decision to do that was done last February and had nothing at all to do with the attacks.

The FFWC has determined that the gator population in Florida is stable and that the season has been extended to provide hunters a chance to better experience the tradition of alligator hunting.

The estimated population of gators in Florida stands at around one and half million.

Tom Remington

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