HELENA, MT (May 17, 2022) – The Airgun Sporting Association, the trade organization of the airgun industry, today announced that beginning with the 2022 alligator season, Florida will allow the use of arrow shooting airguns for alligator hunting.
During their May 3-4 meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission approved the use of arrow shooting airguns for alligator harvest. The only requirement is that the airgun be a pre-charge pneumatic (PCP) and that the arrow be tethered to a restraining line to allow recovery of the alligator.
Commission staff will be working on incorporating this new opportunity into their 2022 alligator season regulations. You can read more about alligators and the new regulations at MyFWC.com/alligators.
“Florida has been a long-time supporter of airgun hunting and this is another step forward for the Commission” stated Mitch King, ASA President. “Allowing the use of arrow shooting airguns will provide another great recreational harvest opportunity for Florida hunters.”
To join the ASA or to see a map of states which allow airguns for hunting, please visit www.airgunsporting.org and click on the Regulations tab.
About the Airgun Sporting Association
The Airgun Sporting Association is the federally registered trade organization of the airgun industry with membership that covers the major U.S. based airgun manufacturers and importers, as well as airgun manufacturer suppliers, airgun retailers, airgun professionals and airgun enthusiasts. The Association’s primary mission is to assist in the growth of the industry in the U.S. The focus of the Association is working with state wildlife agencies to expand airgun hunting opportunities. The Association also supports recreational airgun shooting and recruitment activities under the ASAplus brand. For information about the Airguns Sporting Association, please visit AirgunSporting.org.