3 Arrested for Illegal Alligator Hunting in Florida

The Florida Wildlife Commission said three people have been charged with illegal alligator hunting and expect another six to be charged soon.

A plain clothed FWC Officer overheard two men talking about alligator hunting in Wakulla County.

An investigation led them to find out that the men had killed four alligators. The animals were killed in Wakulla and Jefferson Counties in Florida and Cairo, Georgia.

Alligator season does not officially open in Florida until August 15.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 1, 2012 at 07:02 PM
    There ought to be a hunting season on dogs and cats since there's No predatory animals that prey upon them. Strays are everywhere and sometimes those strays have rabies. On T. V. you see people picking up those ol' strays and hold them close to their face and some look like they are at deaths door. I have to caution my kids about picking up sickly looking animals, but as I say-- on T.V. we see people grabbing them up. Yall shouldn't encourage people to handle these animals by showing other people picking them up.Little kids think it's o-kay when it's on T.V. and yall are begging people to save and care for these animals.When yall get sued for yalls unreasonable pleas for stray abandon, may be rabid animals, then yall will have on yalls commercials not to pick up sickly animals, Leave it to the professionals.Call the animal catchers.
  • by ANONYMOUS Location: VALDOSTA on Jun 26, 2012 at 06:48 AM
    Why haven't we heard anymore on this? Who are these people and were the others arrested? Why has this story stopped? I want to know if anyone in Grady County was involved.
  • by Karen on Jun 22, 2012 at 09:18 AM
    Like deer and turkey there is a hunting season and just like those seasons there are idiots who refuse to follow the law. Like it or not and whether anyone likes it or not it is the law and has to be enforced.
  • by Anonymous 2 Location: Florida on Jun 18, 2012 at 08:56 PM
    @Anonymous ...its not illegal to kill them, ya ninny. Providing as long you do it during the the approved hunting season with the approved license. Otherwise they are VIOLATING the law.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 18, 2012 at 08:05 PM
    It shouldn't be illegal to kill them. They say they are endangered. I don't think so. There are a lot of them.
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