Python hunting in the Glades?

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Re: Python hunting in the Glades?

Post by SwampMatt » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:26 pm

Yeah, Too bad there's not a gun for every occasion. LOL :lol:
Sometimes other methods are needed I suppose. :)

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Re: Python hunting in the Glades?

Post by Short round » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:12 pm

This looks like a job for "The Judge". (410 ga pistol.

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Post by SwampMatt » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:22 pm

Ha. The ORIGINAL "point & click" LOL :happy7:

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Re: Python hunting in the Glades?

Post by Wild Bill » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:10 pm

[quote="MarshRider"]They got their first python today. 9 feet 8 inches...
The press release quotes one hunter as saying: "We hope our success today helps us establish connections with airboat operators and sportsmen out here in the ’Glades. They can tell us where these snakes are, so we can go out and find them.”

It made the paper here in Edmonton Saturday. Said somthing about if a person hunting saw one they would be allowed to shoot it to protect themselves! :wink:

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Re: Python hunting in the Glades?

Post by airboat4fun » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:03 am

Hey Yall, I found this in our local paper...

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/ ... html?imw=Y
"Today's drama followed a news conference in which the snake experts described how hard pythons can be to find in the wild. Then a posse of airboats loaded with cameramen and reporters glided through the Everglades marsh to Brown's Camp, a tree island west of Fort Lauderdale in Conservation Area 3-A South"

and they got some pictures of something else that's even more rare , an AIR RANGER in the Everglades...
http://postpix.palmbeachpost.com/mycapt ... lideshow=1

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Re: Python hunting in the Glades?

Post by Rich Andrews » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:09 am

that's my buddy Shawn, (he's on the site )he was on the hunt,and actually took them to Browns camp.That boat is real nice for a BArge,,I always enjoy ridin on it.

One thing I will say is...last week in Wisconsin speaking with the DNR they said shoot ANY hog you see,anytime you see it. They don't want them around. Here in Florida, we need to have 25 politicians out for rides,and 25 meetings before a decision can be made. They have known about these snakes for a long time.........IMO the state let it get out of hand.
Pay a bounty of 100.00 per snake and they won't get out of hand any longer.
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Post by INSHORE ASSASSIN CHARTERS » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:26 am

Saw two more roadkill style just east of 29 on 41 yesterday. I run to Miami down 41 once a week and have been seeing at least two a trip early morning they've all been on the S. side of the pavement. Usually by noon the buzzards have em cleaned up.
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Re: Python hunting in the Glades?

Post by yobee » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:17 pm

Marshrider said "So, maybe we can trade information for access?"

Some of you guys down there should definitely try and play this card!!
"I see tons of them in area____!!" haha!
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Re: Python hunting in the Glades?

Post by plumcrazy » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:22 pm

got that snake two mile behind us last week end at browns camp which is a snaky lookin place to begin with ive seen them down there twice, while runnin trails but by the time you get back there gone, seen a big one on arbuckle creek several years ago and i mean big :shock:

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Re: Python hunting in the Glades?

Post by glades cat » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:38 pm

The concentration is further south. My neighbor flys 3 times a week tracking wildlife...including pythons. The area around the road to Flamingo is loaded. They've known for quite a while and they're worried.
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Re: Python hunting in the Glades?

Post by MarshRider » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:59 am

well, here's the next chapter.
Now they have too many folks who want to "ride along" so they are going to control who gets to go "along."
we'd give 'em a ride ==
Seems to me we need to go to FWC Commissioner's meeting and suggest we are part of the solution, just like the herpitologist said in the first news release...


July 29, 2009



FWC Media Announcement

Burmese python permit program



The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) began a program on July 17 where hand-picked Reptile of Concern permit holders were issued a permit to capture and euthanize Reptiles of Concern on selected FWC-managed sites.



The FWC has issued seven permits to date for this program, which will last until Oct. 31. Two more may be issued in the coming weeks. The permit holders must provide certain scientific data to the FWC after the reptiles are euthanized, which will help the agency learn more about the pythons and assist in preventing the further spread of this exotic species.



This program has drawn intense media scrutiny since its inception. While the FWC welcomes the opportunity to educate the public about this problem, it is also important that the permit holders do their job effectively and efficiently with as few distractions as possible. As a result, the FWC will be managing all media contact for the permit holders. While ride-alongs are a possibility with some of the permit holders, they must be coordinated so these reptile specialists can do the work required of them.



Please contact the appropriate person below regarding the FWC’s Burmese python permit program.



Ride-alongs – Carol Pratt, 850-251-2212



General questions – Gabriella Ferraro, 772-215-9459



General questions/interviews with experts – Patricia Behnke, 850-251-2130



In addition, updates on the Burmese python permit program will be provided at MyFWC.com. Go to “Quick Clicks” and click on “Burmese pythons.” As the permit holders provide data to the FWC, this site will be updated. You also will find Frequently Asked Questions, which will give you particulars about pythons and this program.
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Re: Python hunting in the Glades?

Post by ShesaScorpion » Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:26 pm

MarshRider wrote:Hey, Mood --
Either they are making the bunny huggers happy with their "euthanizing" or they want to sell the meat and hide and don't want it messed up ---or they don't know how to shoot?
Don't the bunny huggers know what the pythons eat?
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