Of the more than 87,000 alligators hunted from 2000 to 2015 across Florida, 540 were nabbed in Manatee and Sarasota counties, according to data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Of the more than 87,000 alligators hunted from 2000 to 2015 across Florida, 540 were nabbed in Manatee and Sarasota counties, according to data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Herald file photo
Of the more than 87,000 alligators hunted from 2000 to 2015 across Florida, 540 were nabbed in Manatee and Sarasota counties, according to data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Herald file photo

Alligator hunting has become big business in Florida

March 11, 2017 12:52 PM

UPDATED March 11, 2017 12:54 PM

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