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Python Challenge™ Toolkit

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Are you a registered participant in the Florida Python Challenge™ 2020 Python Bowl? Below are important links to additional information and tools you’ll need when removing pythons during the competition:

  • As a registered participant for the Python Challenge™ you will have already taken the required online training but for additional training, check out the hands-on, in-person training schedule.
  • Prepare for the competition and plan your route with participating area maps.
  • Get rules and important information for participating management areas during the competition by viewing management area brochures.
  • Python Challenge™ participants are reminded to conserve the biological diversity of participating public lands during the competition. Learn about respecting the Everglades.
  • Learn the best ways to search for and safely capture Burmese pythons by viewing these educational videos on Searching for Pythons and Safe Capture of Burmese Pythons.
  • If you want to hire a guide to gain hands-on experience looking for Burmese pythons in the field, visit the outfitters and guides page for more information.
  • Caught a Burmese python during the competition? Find the check-station location closest to you.
  • If you are turning in a Burmese python, you will need to be aware of the official Florida Python Challenge™ check-station locations and hours of operation. Detailed information on check-station locations and their hours of operation can be found in the competition rules.
  • Remember to include all required information with each Burmese python you turn in by filling out the data sheet.
  • Pythons must be humanely killed and turned in dead from all participating areas during the Florida Python Challenge™ 2020 Python Bowl. Participants capturing Burmese pythons must follow the required information found in the document on humane methods for killing pythons.
  • Turning in a Burmese python during the competition? You may want to read this information on keeping and selling skins.
  • Find answers to the most frequently asked questions in our FAQs.

Thank you for helping conserve the Florida Everglades ecosystem — our national natural treasure!