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Nuisance-gator trappers sought for Hillsborough, Manatee

News Release

Friday, December 16, 2011

Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-227-3830 or 863-648-3852

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance-alligator trappers in Hillsborough and Manatee counties.

Applicants must have a clean criminal record, no fish or wildlife law violations and a valid, working email address. Also, applicants must reside in the county in which they intend to work.

Applications must be received by Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.

To learn about the requirements for becoming a nuisance-alligator trapper and to apply online, visit and click on " Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program." For more information, email

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