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Jason1977Jason1977 Posts: 65 Deckhand
I found this on craiglist yesterday

Gator tag - $300 (Vero beach)

I pulled 4 gator tags, I need to sell 2, Interested? Tags are for Blue Cypress WMA in Vero beach
•do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers


  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 265 Deckhand
    Report the ad to FWC, definitely NOT legal.
  • Jason1977Jason1977 Posts: 65 Deckhand
    Thanks, I did not think so but just wanted to make sure.
  • flydownflydown Posts: 6,464 Admiral
    Big fat NOOO!
    DYING for me was the most HE could do. LIVING for HIM is the least I can do
  • yoyofisheryoyofisher Posts: 147 Deckhand
    It probably is FWC looking for some big dummy to reply.
  • huntmstrhuntmstr Posts: 6,290 Admiral
    Hold on a minute. It is legal for him to sell the hunt so long as he goes with the hunter that purchases it from him. If you call the guy and he says, I have extra tags I won't use and I'm willing to go with you so you can hunt these tags, then he's within his right to do that. The TAG HOLDER MUST BE PRESENT DURING THE HUNT.

    If he sells the tag outright and it leaves his possession with the intent to transfer the tag illegally, or if he does not accompany the purchaser on the hunt then and only then is he breaking the law.

    FWC will get to the bottom of it for sure. But the guy may be on the level. Not wise to jump to conclusions since he's well within his right to charge for the harvesting of a gator on his tag and be present during the hunt without actually charging for a guide service and thereby operating a guided hunt on navigable water without a captain's license. There are many gray areas in which he can fall and not violate the law.
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  • Derek ArsuaDerek Arsua Posts: 2,474 Captain
    As far as I understand it is legal as long as the tags are in the issued persons possession and with that person while hunting guide services do it every year. You are not selling the tags your selling the hunt and using the money to recoupe your expenses of the tag and pay for costs of hunting what ever is left over would be profit for the guide. Now if they think he or she can buy them for the awarded price of I think $271 and flip them free and clear for $300 and hand them the tags and say here ya go be safe and have fun then yes it's unlawful. The tags are only able to be possessed by only the person they are registered to while hunting
  • Derek ArsuaDerek Arsua Posts: 2,474 Captain
    Lmao I guess I should have read the entire post as the answer above mine is spot on as well
  • huntsfloridahuntsflorida Posts: 378 Deckhand
    This is LEGAL for him to sell the tags as long as he is PRESENT during the hunt.
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