When you arrive we will meet & greet and touch base by going over what size gator you're after and what weapons you'll be using. Our hunts usually start out around 9-10a.m. unless otherwise scheduled to take place earlier or later. After going over the details of the hunt and getting each participants waiver signed, we will then head out and do a spot-and-stalk type hunt. Once we find the size gator you are looking for you will be using offshore sized fishing rods to fight the gator up to the bank. From there on out it is up to you to finish up and collect your trophy by using a rifle handgun, bow, etc. When the hunt is finished we will take plenty of pictures & bring the kills to our processing facility to hash out how much meat and what style of mount you desire.
We recommend wearing a lightweight short or long sleeve shirt, close-toed shoes, and long pants. but we leave it totally up to you to wear what you feel you will be most comfortable in. It's not necessary to wear camoflauge, but some hunters do feel more confident doing so just to be on the safe side. Or we will usually wear earth toned colors - green, brown, black, or beige colored shirts. If you are sensitive to the sun we recommend wearing a hat, as well as sunscreen or bug spray.
All hunters are required to have an Alligator Farming Agents license to hunt alligators in Florida. Licenses are available for purchase at www.myfwc.com or in our local Walmart at the outdoor sections counter located in Labelle for $51.50, regardless of residency. Anyone wishing to hunt alligators needs to have one of these two licenses. Youth (ages 15 and younger) are exempt from having to have an alligator farming agents license. Those possessing a Florida Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing License are exempt from the cost of an agent license but must still have one to assist in hunting alligators.
If people in your party/group are not going to participate in the hunt, they do not need any license or permit. All spectators are welcome to come along on your Townsend & Sons hunt free of charge. However, if they are 16 years old or older and would like to help you hunt alligators, they will also need to purchase the $51.50 Alligator Farming Agent License. Youth, ages 15 and younger, do not need an Agent License to assist in Alligator hunting.
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