Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Proper Guided Gator Hunting In Louisiana

By Mattie Knight


In Louisiana, gator ranks as the biggest reptile in US. The gator population is known to be approximately over 1.4 million. A lot of of these reptiles are found in commercial farms. Most of gator hunting is done every September. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in coastal town sets the date. A well guided gator hunting in Louisiana makes every interested hunter in the habitat to have a successful hunting experience.

Licensed hunters are the only people allowed to go hunting in the habitats. They are supposed to possess or lease a land classified as wetland habitat. The owners are issued with harvest tags by the Department of Wildlife. The qualified hunters are given guides and accompanied throughout their trips.

The non-resident hunters who have leased or owned land in the city use Hunter Licenses and are mostly accompanied by guides who have valid tags. They aid them in accessing the best habitats on the marshes. They are able to take you to the unsurpassed habitats with the biggest catch. In these habitats, one can get an 8 feet long catch also known as the trophy alligator. Harvest tags should be put on them. Taxidermy is not incorporated in cost of trip.

Overnight lodging may sometimes be included in trips. Some guiding companies may take the hunter for day trips; others may choose to take them for weekend trips in coastal regions. Weekend trips in coastal habitats involve overnight camping. An example of the weekend camp is the Yellow Bayou Camp. In addition, various hotels offer accommodation service. Overnight trip accommodations are accessible in various camps such as Wildlife Lodge and Savvane Waterfowl. Other camps like Provost Adventures specialize in trips of hunters only.

Before the hunting trip starts, the company does an orientation. The best time to go for this function is during sunrise or at sunset only. The daily quota amounts to the number of tags that the hunters possess. There is no limit of size of the prey you are supposed to catch. Hook and line, bow and arrow along with firearms are some of different ways used in hunting . Nevertheless; short gun should not be used.

Non-residents can hunt the reptile but should be fully guided. The guide must have valid harvest tags if they have leased an habitat or they own any. If they do the proper presentation of relevant and needed information, the non-residents can be given these tags.

The cost of a Sport Hunter License for non-residents is less costly than that of residents. Louisiana city is one of the leading gator farmers in the US recording a looming production of over 30,000 wild reptiles annually. Farm raised gators amount to over 280,000 in a year.

Gators hides can be sold to licensed fur dealers or buyers at the market. Sometimes, the reptiles are sold in whole to the fur dealers at processing industries in LA where they manufacture various products. The other buyers can plan to get meat, skin, and the other parts of the trophy from the sellers in the habitats. The Gator Management Program has recorded an alarming rise in production of gators at the swamps and marshes of coastal region of the city.




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