FWC wants public's input about more daylight alligator hunting
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Media contact: Tony Young, 850-488-7867
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) wants to know what Floridians think about
providing more daylight-hunting hours to alligator hunters. The
public can comment via an online
The FWC is exploring the idea of additional
daylight-hunting hours for the state's recreational alligator
hunting season, which runs Aug. 15 - Nov. 1 each year.
Currently, legal hours for alligator hunting are
from one hour before sunset to one hour after sunrise.
"We've received input from the alligator hunting
community and are now looking for input from anyone who is
interested in this issue," said Harry Dutton, FWC
alligator-management program coordinator.
People can provide input by going to
MyFWC.com/Alligator. The Commission will take this input into
consideration when deciding whether any change is warranted. Anyone
with additional questions regarding this issue may call Dutton at