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I have never been but I want to take advantage of the hunting while living in Florida.

I also put in for KY elk (didnt get it), TN elk, and VT moose.

They are only giving one tag for TN non-resident but hey its so close I had to put in for it, someone has to win.

I want a moose pretty bad, next year going to put in for NH and ME moose as well.
 

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I have been told that there is still no market for the skins, so I do not think there should be a problem for anyone that wants a tag to get one, but we will see. I know of multiple guys that go every year that did not apply this year because of that reason. Given, I will go no matter what I love it too much.
 

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Yeah, I've heard the same. My buddy just resigned as the trapper for the western counties here in the panhandle & he still has a pile of last year's hides in his cooler because no one wants to pay anything reasonable for them now. A few years ago they were pretty high, but now they are rock bottom again.

On the up side, if any of you guys want a killer mount of your public waters gator done, I know a local guy who used to do all of the mounts for my buddy's hunt customers & he does some of the most detailed & life-like gator mounts I have ever seen. He did some really amazing full body scene mounts you would have to see to believe. I can get his contact info if anyone is interested.
 

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt">Dear Alligator Harvest Permit Applicant:<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt">We regret to inform you that <span id=lw_1274997472_0 class=yshortcuts>the alligator hunt application you submitted for Phase I may not have been recorded correctly. While preparing for the Phase I random drawing, FWC staff discovered a problem. Active Outdoors, the <span id=lw_1274997472_1 class=yshortcuts>third party vendor that hosts the FWCs Total Licensing System, confirmed that there was a programming error on their end that caused hunt period choices in many cases to be recorded incorrectly in the data file. FWC and Active Outdoors staff tried everything they could to restore the original hunt period choices, but was unsuccessful. This means that the original applications we received must be set aside and new applications submitted.<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt">Active Outdoors has corrected the problem in their system, and we have re-scheduled the Phase I Alligator Permit Application period to start June 1 at 10:00 AM EDT and go through 11:59 PM EDT June 14. Anyone who submitted an application previously will need to re-submit their application either online at <span id=lw_1274997472_2 class=yshortcuts><a href="http://www.fl.wildlifelicense.com">http://www.fl.wildlifelicense.com</a> or at any tax collector?s office.<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt">In the event you are selected in the random drawing, Active Outdoors has informed us that they will be waiving the fee they would normally add to your transaction when purchasing your awarded permit through the Internet. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this additional application period may cause. As always, thank you for your continued interest in Florida?s alligator hunting opportunities. </p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt">A revised application worksheet detailing dates and other important information can be viewed at: <span id=lw_1274997472_3 class=yshortcuts><a href="http://www.myfwc.com/license/Hunt_Quota_LimitedEntryWorksheets.htm">http://www.myfwc.com/license/Hunt_Quota_LimitedEntryWorksheets.htm</a> </p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt">Steve Stiegler</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt">Alligator Management Program</p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt">Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 S. Meridian Street<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'"></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt">Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
Visit <span id=lw_1274997472_4 class=yshortcuts><a href="http://MyFWC.com/gators">http://MyFWC.com/gators</a> </p>
 

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Yeah pretty frustrating. I am not one to complain at the first small problem, but it does seem like there are problems with these Gator tags on a regular basis and additionally problems with this 3rd party the state uses to work this online system. I have hunted a lot of other states with draws, and I can't remember ever running into a single problem.

But it is what it is, hopefully they get it worked out. Good luck again everyone.

On another note, anyone that gets drawn for Okaloosa County, I Canoed down Rocky Creek the other week and there was a solid 8-9 footer in there. Also a 5 footer that I see all the time. I don't mind the 5, but the other was big enough to cause problems with kids and pets. Just a little FYI
 
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