The winning live-auction bidder of this alligator hunt will go on an adventure of a lifetime.
The gator hunter will assist FWCC-contracted nuisance trapper, Lane Stephens, in harvesting gators in Gadsden County, FL. No guarantees can be made as the to the size of the gators that will be pursued during the hunt, but in 2013 many of the gators taken exceeded 10 feet.
Depending upon the circumstances presented the hunter may harvest more than one gator during the hunt. The hunter will be entitled to the head of the harvested gator and 10 pounds of gator meat at no cost. He/she will be responsible for cost of shipping the head to a taxidermist, shipping meat home, etc. If the hunter desires a complete hide for mounting, the hide may be purchased for $30 per foot. Additional gator meat may be purchased at $8 per pound.
Nuisance hunts typically take place during hot summer months because this is when the gators are most active. The hunt usually occurs from 7am to 9am and/or from 5pm until dark. Depending on the circumstances the trapper sometimes hunts at night. (Accommodations are NOT included)
Chartered deep sea or fresh water fishing, with reputable guides, may be added to the trip. Lake Talquin (where the gator hunts are likely to occur) is well-know for bass fishing. It is also less than two hours from some of the best fishing waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
No guarantees can be made as to the size of gators taken during a nuisance hunt.