Archive for May 14th, 2010

Special Permit Alligator Hunts

Friday, May 14th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

Later this month a handful of lucky sportsman will participate in a Texas Parks and Wildlife special permit hunt for alligators in South Texas at the Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area, Choke Canyon Reservoir.

:09—By conducting these hunts, we can collect harvest data and learn more about this species which will, in turn, help us to manage the species and to conserve it.

Chris Mostyn is a wildlife biologist at the Daughtrey, a 44-hundred acre WMA that surrounds the Choke Canyon Reservoir.

:16—Choke Canyon reservoir is public water, and it is unlawful for anyone to use firearms or harvest alligators in open waters by any means…unless under the special permit that we use to harvest alligators through Parks and Wildlife at the Daughtrey.

Information on drawn hunts is available in a publication called Special Drawing and Regular Permit Hunting Opportunities.

:24—There’s application cards in the back for the alligator hunt category hunt here at the Daughtrey. You simply just need to apply and send the application card with the appropriate fees to TPW where each hunter will be put into a computerized random selection process. And if you are selected, you will be able to participate in the alligator hunts.

Although the drawing for this opportunity is over, you can apply for other alligator hunts that happen later in the year at other WMAs.

That’s our show…with support from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program… For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.