FWC offers gator-hunting classes
Friday, July 23, 2010
Media contact: Steve Stiegler, 850-488-3831
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is offering alligator hunters no-cost, three-hour
classes to help them prepare for the Aug. 15 - Nov. 1 statewide
alligator harvest. Reservations are not required to attend a
Attendance is not mandatory for licensed hunters,
but the FWC recommends that participants attend, especially if they
have not previously hunted for alligators. Class topics
include preparing for the hunt, hunting techniques and safety,
harvesting and processing, caring for your alligator hide and
alligator hunting rules and regulations. Also, persons who do
not have an alligator harvest permit can attend if they want to
learn what hunting alligators is all about.
Classes will be offered at the following
- July 25 (Sunday), 2-5 p.m., Sanford, Sanford Civic Center, 401
East Seminole Blvd. For directions call 407-302-1010 or visit www.sanfordfl.gov/departments/leisure_services/civic_center.html.
- July 28 (Wednesday), 6-9 p.m., Tallahassee, Bryant Bldg., 2nd
floor auditorium, 620 S. Meridian St. For directions, call
- July 31 (Saturday), 1-4 p.m., Dania Beach, IGFA Fishing Hall of
Fame and Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way. For directions, call
954-922-4212 or visit www.igfa.org.
- Aug. 4 (Wednesday), 6-9 p.m., Gainesville, Paramount
Plaza Hotel and Suites, 2900 S.W. 13th St. For directions
call 352-377-4000 or visit www.paramountplaza.com.
- Aug. 7 (Saturday), 1-4 p.m., Bradenton, Bradenton Municipal
Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd. For directions, visit http://bradenton.govoffice.com/index.asp and
click on "Public Facilities" in the left column menu.
- Aug. 8 (Sunday), 2-5 p.m., Okeechobee, Okeechobee County Civic
Center, 1750 U.S. Hwy 98 North. For directions call
Alligator trapping "agent" permits are available
for $52. Agent permits enable permit holders to assist a
licensed trapper in taking alligators.
For more information on these exciting alligator
hunts, visit MyFWC.com/Gators and click "Statewide Hunts."