The state's first major alligator hunting season since the early 1960s ended Friday night, and officials at the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission estimate that 2,400 gators were taken.

Some 238 hunters won licenses in a lottery, and they were allowed 15 gators each.Dennis David, who heads the state wildlife gator management program, said, however, that firm figures won't be compiled until later this month.

Officials said there were surprisingly few mishaps.