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 Duval County
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers for Duval County.

Applicants must have a clean criminal history, no fish or wildlife law violations and a valid working email address. Applications must be received by Friday, December 15th, 2017.

Visit the Nuisance Alligator Trapper page to learn about the requirements or to apply online. For more information, email FWCGator@MyFWC.com.

The 2017 Statewide Alligator Harvest season has ended. 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
1239 SW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34471

The deadline to submit completed copies of alligator harvest report forms and return unused CITES tags is November 15, 2017. For permit holders who were granted an extended alligator harvest season, the deadline is December 15, 2017.

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! Create awareness of the possible presence of alligators in ponds and canals with these signs. 
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FWC Facts:
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