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FWC announces additional alligator harvesting permits for 2018

Alligators like this one pictured in St. Petersburg are active in warm weather. [LARA CERRI   |   Times]
Alligators like this one pictured in St. Petersburg are active in warm weather. [LARA CERRI | Times]
Published Jul. 10, 2018

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be making an additional 1,313 alligator harvest permits available for county-wide units in 2018.

The additional permits are in response to updated alligator population management objectives, according to the FWC, and will become available Tuesday at 10 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Current permit holders will be allowed to purchase up to four additional permits but cannot surpass five in total, according to a statement on the FWC's website.

Those looking to obtain a permit may purchase one at gooutdoorsflorida.com or in person at a license agent or county tax collector's office.

Each permit allows for two alligators to be taken from places where gator hunting is legal. It was not made clear if the additional permits were due to an increase in nuisance alligators; however, 13,210 nuisance alligator complaints resulted in the removal of 8,455 alligators in 2017.

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