First-ever public alligator hunt held at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

August 16, 2014 12:17 PM

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First-ever public alligator hunt held at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

On Friday, a first ever public alligator hunt was held at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Palm Beach County.

Several hunting parties that arrived at the 143,000-acre tract of forest and marsh were greeted by a dozen protesters from the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida. These people held up signs reading, "Ban Gator Hunt", "No Hunting in a Refuge" and "Stop Killing Our Wildlife".

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