The popularity of alligator hunting has taken off in the past couple years. In Florida since 2009, Alligator tags given out have increased by over 2,000. Some of the residents admit to viewing some of the reality shows like; Swamp People, and Gator Boys, and then wanting to reproduce what they see. Unfortunately, the reality shows may have caused an increase in illegal hunting says one Florida gator hunter, “They watch it on TV and think hell, I can do that”.
Recently in India, a once deserted and disregarded wildlife preserve has begun to show signs of improvement and recovery. The signs of recovery have been documented via cameras placed in various locations in the area to record the efforts. Among the various evidence that the area is recovering, the most interesting discovery are the new species in the reserve that have yet to be named by Zoological Survey of India.
People not familiar with this secretive creature usually have fear of it. The threat that there are ‘wild boar’ in the area is enough to keep most people away. However they are just feral pigs, believed to have been brought to the state by the Spanish in the 1500s. They usually aren’t dangerous and naturally fear man. The wild hog of Florida has a reputation for being destructive, as it forages, it destroys a wide area that is used by natural flora and fauna. Because it’s a invasive species, hunters are encouraged to take these animals whenever they feel the need. There is a trick for hunting these elusive animals in the swamps and marshes where these animals tend to live. In a swamp like the everglades it is difficult to move around, everglades air boat rides are probably the best way to get to where the wild hogs are.
Well, the best time of year to take an air boat ride is anytime! The weather here in Florida is gorgeous nearly every time of the year, and thanks to this, we are open every season! But since summer is just around the corner, the kids are out of school, and you’re looking to plan a fun family activity, why not book one of our Florida air boat rides?