Published: May 01, 2013 11:44 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is accepting applications for alligator hunting permits.
    
The gator hunt will run from Aug. 15 to Nov. 1. Each person awarded a permit will be allowed to take two alligators.
    
The agency has more than 5,000 permits available for the 11-week alligator season. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by opening day.
    
Alligator trapping licenses and two hide-validation tags cost $272 for Florida residents. For nonresidents the price is $1,022.
    
Anyone who doesn't want to hunt but would like to assist a friend can also pay $52 for an alligator trapping agent license.

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