Saturday, August 15, 2015

Alligator hunting season begins today in Florida

Matt Mauney at the Orlando Sentinel has the news about this:
     Florida's statewide hunt begins Saturday.
The limited entry hunt starts at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 and runs through Nov. 1. Hunting usually occurs at night and in the early hours of the morning.
     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission gave out around 6,000 permits last year. The FWC website says about 5,000 permits will be awarded to approximately 10,000 applicants for the 2015 season.
     Several restrictions listed by FWC include feeding the gators, the use of traditional firearms, the use of baited hoots and using gig-equipped bang sticks.