Statewide Alligator Harvest Program

Photo of a snared alligator

Since 1988, Florida's statewide alligator harvest has been nationally and internationally recognized as a model program for the sustainable use of a natural resource. Each year, alligator management units are established with appropriate harvest quotas to provide recreational opportunities for Floridians and non-residents who are at least 18 years old to take up to 2 alligators per permit. Applicants who are awarded a permit must submit payment for two CITES tags and an Alligator Trapping License, or provide proof of possession of an Alligator Trapping License valid through the end of the alligator harvest season. A Florida hunting license is not required to participate in the statewide alligator hunt.


Program News and Information 

New! Apply for a Statewide Alligator Harvest Permit beginning on April 25th.
•  Alligator Application Worksheet Adobe PDF
•  Alligator Harvest Units, Map and Projected Quotas Adobe PDF

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 a hard copy of the alligator harvest report form,icon_pdf.gif and a copy of this form must be transferred with the carcass.

Information for County-wide Alligator Harvest Permit holders

Information about specific Alligator Harvest Units

 



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