The little blocks of the bark of persimmon and flowering dogwood give the trunks the texture of alligator hide
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I used an old steel-belted truck tire, which seemed a reasonable simulation of alligator hide
, as a target, and I shot many arrow/broadhead combinations into this target to judge penetration and durability.
(6) Hunting during that era was also less recreational in nature and more about obtaining alligator hides for sale.
In 1975, the American alligator was also listed as an Appendix I species during the Convention for the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), thereby prohibiting the export of alligator hides. (13)
Hines gives more credit to a 1969 amendment to the Lacey Act that required states to tag and track alligator hides
. This opened up the alligator harvesting industry and created a strong incentive to ensure there would be a thriving population of the animals for years to come.
Popularity of American alligator hides and skins is on the rise with exports reaching an all-time high in 1999, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Bob Odom says.
The Market Development Office of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry conducts an export study annually to ascertain which countries are importing American alligator hides and skins and how many they are buying.