There are now more than a million alligators, and hunting does little to limit the population. Although more than 4,000 permits were available in 2005, only 2,665 were sold. The cost of permits may be the reason; the fee is $272 for residents and $1,022 for nonresidents.
Those are pretty scary prices! :( That's one of the things I've always wanted to go after with a bow. I've run across places that'll do it with crossbow, but it was just so far away from Wisconsin. At those tag costs, maybe I'll wait until global warming pushes them up this far.
i say they can keep them...