Florida gator hunting starts with expanded time, weapons

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s alligator hunting season has started with new rules expanding the time and weapons that can be used.

The new rules expanded alligator hunting to 24 hours a day, instead of the previous 17 hours a day, primarily at night and early morning, that had been allowed.

Additionally, hunters now will be allowed to use pneumatic air-bows attached to a restraining line to hunt the alligators. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the pneumatic air-bows are easier to use for people with mobility challenges and young people.

Hunters already could use bows, crossbows, harpoons, spears and pneumatic air-guns firing an arrow.

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8/15/2022 10:58:04 AM (GMT -5:00)

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