It f'd me pretty bad when they decided to no longer allow guided hunts on state lands.
People doing guided hunts is what was screwing us. We were getting plenty tags at 20-30% and doing very well. The people bidding 100 and selling hunts were screwing us.
I know how those boys are making money bidding at 100%
A bunch of them aren't making shite. They bid high because they want tags to go play swamp people and then figure out that its way more work than fun.
They also don't have much incentive to fill their tags because they aren't getting paid anyway. It leads to people shooting big gators out of boats because they cant or don't want to put in the time to set and run lines. There's no way people shooting out of the boat have anywhere close to a 100% recovery rate on alligators.
Swamp people and the crash screwed it up. A whole bunch of young "sportsman" didn't even know alligator trapping was going on and it was better that way.