Well this seems to be a pretty dangerous hobby. It’s officially gator hunting season from August 15th to November 1st in the Sunshine State.
There are an estimated 1.3 million alligators in Florida. About 7000 permits are granted each year from Florida Fish and Wildlife. You will also need your alligator trapping license and 2 CITES tags which allow you to catch endangered species here in Florida.
How much cash could you actually make hunting alligators? It’s reported that some get paid up to $40 per foot of the reptile unprocessed. It seems like you’ll need to catch an awful lot of gators to make some money.
Alligator skins for shoes, purses and jackets can fetch some cash. Of course alligator meat (usually the tail) is a delicacy and costs around $20 a lb, although it is an acquired taste in my opinion.
You can get further reading on alligator hunting in Florida here.
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