FWC Alligator Management Program


Overall Goal of Alligator Management: Manage Florida's alligator population for its long-term well-being and the benefits of users.


Nuisance Alligator Hotline: 866-FWC-GATOR

Program News 

Online Alligator Harvest Report Form for Statewide Alligator Harvest Program participants. You must know your FWC Customer ID number to access your records. This ID number is printed on the upper left side of your Alligator Trapping License. If you complete the online form, then you do not have to mail in a hard copy form, unless you transfer your alligator carcass to a commercial alligator processor, then you must also complete or print out a hard copy of the alligator harvest report form,icon_pdf.gif and a copy of this form must be transferred with the carcass.

NEW! FWC seeks contracted Nuisance Alligator Trappers for Nassau County.
The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for nuisance alligator trappers for Nassau County. Applicants must have a clean criminal history and no fish or wildlife violations. Applicants must reside in the county for which they are applying and must have a valid working e-mail address.

All applications must be received by Wednesday, October 8, 2014Follow this link for more information and to submit an application. Send an e-mail to FWCGATOR@MyFWC.com with any questions about the available position.

NEW! FWC staff have been reviewing all of the alligator-related Florida statutes and have drafted possible changes Adobe PDF that we would appreciate your review and feedback.  Any proposals that get finalized will be presented to the Commission in September 2014 for their review and approval. If the Commission approves of any draft legislation, it will be presented for consideration to the 2015 Session of the Legislature.  Please submit any comments on the draft statute change proposals to Harry.Dutton@MyFWC.com, and please consider signing up for GovDeliveryExternal Website to stay informed of agency actions and news.

NEW! At their June 2014 meeting, the Commission approved most of the proposed alligator management rule changes. The proposal to provide for 24-hour alligator hunting was rejected by the Commission. The legal hunting hours for the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program are 5 p.m to 10 a.m. 

The FWC is looking for Crocodile Response Agents (CRA) in the upper Florida Keys. Applicants must live in the area from and including Long Key to Key Largo. CRAs assist FWC’s Crocodile Response Coordinator with issues involving American crocodiles. The position is a part-time, non-benefited, hourly (OPS) position.  Hours will vary with season and calls. CRAs must furnish their own vehicles and equipment. They are involved in site visits, carcass recoveries, and capture and translocations of American crocodiles. Preference will be given to individuals with experience capturing and handling crocodilians, place of residence in relation to work area, availability to respond to calls, and experience in customer service.  Interested applicants should email SNAP@MyFWC.com with questions and to request an application. Include “Crocodile Response Agent” in the subject line of the e-mail. 


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