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Florida seeks opinion on expanding alligator hunting hours

From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

-- Florida wants to know what residents think about expanding daylight hours for hunting alligators.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission is exploring the idea of adding additional daylight hunting hours in the state's recreational alligator hunting season which runs Aug. 15 to Nov. 1 each year. Currently, legal hours for alligator hunting are from one hour before sunset to one hour after sunrise.  
"We've received input from the alligator hunting community, and we're looking for input from anyone who is interested in this issue," according to Harry Dutton, alligator-management program coordinator.
Residents can provide input by going to

The Commission will take this input into consideration when deciding if any change is warranted. Anyone with additional questions regarding the issue can call Dutton at (850) 488-3831.