One of the most exciting and dangerous hunting expeditions is alligator hunting, a sport popular in the state of Florida. The state has gained recognition as a model program for the sustainable use of a particular natural resource in its statewide alligator harvest program.
The first thing you need to do before hunting alligator is to check the requirements that the state has for the sport. Although you will not need a Florida hunting license, you are required to have an Alligator trapping license and appropriate tags. Each permit allows the holder to hunt for a maximum of two alligators.
If you are not familiar with the layout of the area where you plan to go hunting for alligator, it is best to hire a professional guide. This would not only ensure that you’ll be able to find where the alligators stay but will also keep you in a safer position in this dangerous hunt. Check if the hunt guide has the necessary safety equipment. Many of the guides also help the hunters process the necessary permits and rent out swamp boats.
Alligators may be hunted using a rifle, gun, bow or trap. However, the most preferred equipment is a rifle which can shoot the alligator from long ranges. A gun or a rifle also allows for a more humane killing of the alligators.
At the end of the trip, you’ll receive the best souvenir: alligator hide to display at home or convert to clothing accessories plus alligator meat to share with friends and family back home.