FWC Alligator Management Program

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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 

FWC seeks contracted Nuisance Alligator Trapper for Western Polk County

The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for nuisance alligator trappers for West of US Hwy 17 in Polk County. Applicants must have a clean criminal history and no fish or wildlife violations and must have a valid working e-mail address.

All applications must be received by Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Follow this link to learn about the requirements for becoming a nuisance alligator trapper or to apply online. For more information, email FWCGATOR@MyFWC.com.

The Statewide Alligator Harvest season ended at 10 a.m. on November 1st. Remember that for each alligator that you harvest, a completed alligator harvest report form must be submitted to the FWC. The best way to do this is by using our online CITES Tag Reporting System. If you have any unused tags, they must be returned to the FWC at the following address. 


FWC Alligator Management Program 
620 S. Meridian Street 
Tallahassee, FL 32399 

The deadline to submit completed copies of alligator harvest report forms and return unused CITES tags is November 15, 2016.

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 and can be found on your hunting and fishing licenses. 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! If you have canals or ponds in your subdivision or neighborhood, these signs can be posted to alert residents and visitors of the possible presence of alligators. 

 



FWC Facts:
You can anonymously report violations of fish and wildlife laws to Wildlife Alert. Call 888-404-FWCC, or #FWC or *FWC by cell phone. You could earn a cash reward.

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