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FWC accepting applications for gator hunt permits

Published:   |   Updated: May 1, 2013 at 01:20 PM

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is accepting applications for alligator hunting permits.

The gator hunt will run from Aug. 15 to Nov. 1. Each person awarded a permit will be allowed to take two alligators.

The agency has more than 5,000 permits available for the 11-week alligator season. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by opening day.

Alligator trapping licenses and two hide-validation tags cost $272 for Florida residents. For nonresidents the price is $1,022.

Anyone who doesn't want to hunt but would like to assist a friend can also pay $52 for an alligator trapping agent license.

Applications can be submitted any tax collector’s office, license agent or on the Internet here.

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