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The Great American Alligator Comeback Tale, Part I
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A Brief History of the Alligator Conservation Movement The 1920s were tough times for a gator... Hunters tracking ‘em down in the swamps. Souvenir entrepreneurs trapping baby gators, and village dwellers robbing eggs…. The alligator population was in decline, so Louisiana outlawed hunting on State wildlife refuges; and then the Feds restricted the sale of alligator products. Louisiana realized what a lucrative economic opportunity alligators could be and wanting to sustain them as a renewable natural resource began to regulate and tax the industry. First, they created a designated hunting season but, since so little was known about alligators at...
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