Alligator Hunting News

Alligator Management Plan Announced
"The department deals with about 500 complaints involving alligators each year which under the old program resulted in the issuance of about 400 permits and the harvest of about 200 gators, costing $20,000 in revenue alone, in addition to a large amount of personnel time," said Derrell Shipes, chief of statewide projects, research and surveys for the Wildlife Section of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Columbia.
Gator Hunters Get a Second Shot
Alligator hunters who had permits to hunt Sept. 1-8 and Sept. 8-15 didn’t get to participate because of the state of emergency caused by Hurricane Frances, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) had good news for them.
Gator Hunt Permits Still Available
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced today it still has more than a thousand permits available for this year’s statewide alligator hunt. The FWC’s Licensing and Permitting Section leader, Susan Weaver, said 36 counties and an additional 19 sites on public waterways still have available permits for the hunt.
Commission Sets Alligator and Trapping Seasons
The 2004 Wild Alligator Harvest Season was set to open at sunrise on September 1 and to close at sunset on September 30. The LDWF Secretary was also given authority to delay, extend, close or reopen the season based on technical data or if enforcement problems develop.
Alligator Hunting Season Set for Fall 2004
It may be impossible to see a dinosaur in this day and age, but if you are one of 300 fortunate hunters you can bring home a close relative - the American alligator. Alligators currently have a population in Georgia of more than 200,000 thanks to sound wildlife management.
Gator Hunting Season Nears
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will start reserving permits for participating in this year’s statewide alligator harvest at 8 a.m., July 12. The FWC has replaced the former random drawing for permits with a first-come, first-served system.
Permits Still Available to Stalk Prehistoric Predator
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has more than 300 permits remaining for hunters who want to take on the challenge of bagging huge reptiles that can clamp down 80 teeth with a ton of pressure per square inch.
Alligator Harvest Permits Available
Permits are still available for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2003 alligator harvest. The FWC expanded the alligator hunt this year to allow hunting in areas that were previously off-limits. But interest hunters must hurry, because only about 400 permits remain.
Alligator Incident Prompts Review
On April 24, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden responded to a complaint about a nuisance alligator in the Shadow Bend subdivision in Fort Bend County. The game warden determined that it was urgent to get the alligator out of the area for the safety of the people. He used a rope to lasso the alligator and attempted to pull it by hand, but it behaved aggressively. He then tied it to his truck and towed it away from the crowd at 2-3 miles per hour so that he could use his firearm safely to kill the alligator.
Alligator Opportunities Expanded
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting applications May 1 from hunters who want to harvest alligators. Permittees will be allowed to take two alligators each during their hunts.