Answer ID 2603 | Published 07/30/2009 01:34 PM | Updated 10/17/2011 10:51 AMIs it legal use a bang stick in the state of Florida when diving or hunting alligators?
It is lawful to:
Carry a bang stick for self defense against sharks and alligators.
Use bang sticks for taking alligators attached to a restraining line with the proper licenses and permits.
It is unlawful to:
Take marine life with a bang stick.
For more information on alligator hunting, go to http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/alligator/alligator-harvest/.
If you kill an alligator in "self defense" you will be investigated and charged if it is determined that you were not in imminent peril.
tileman wrote: »
is it legal to discharge a shot gun to subdue a shark off the beach of sanibel. is there a distance where it can and can't be used?
Roc N Rol wrote: »
Not a problem in Federal water, but is ileagle in state water. You are not allowed to use power heads in state water either, but you are allowed to power head in federal water, just do it 9 miles off shore in the gulf