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Removing Pythons in Florida

Burmese python observations can be reported to FWC’s Exotic Species Hotline at 888-Ive-Got1 (483-4681). Pythons must be humanely killed onsite at the time of capture. Live transport of pythons is not allowed. 

Hunting on Private Land: Nonnative reptiles like Burmese pythons can be humanely killed on private lands at any time with landowner permission - no permit required- and the FWC encourages people to capture and humanely kill pythons from private lands whenever possible. There is no bag limit.

Hunting on Commission-managed lands: Per Executive Order 20-17, nonnative reptiles including pythons may also be humanely killed at any time throughout the year on 25 Commission-managed lands listed below. All area rules must be followed. No permit or hunting license is required. There is no bag limit.

The FWC does not offer compensation for pythons except to contracted members of the PATRIC Program and winners during the Florida Python Challenge®

Map of 25 public lands to hunt pythons year-round

Interactive Map of 25 Commission-Managed Lands For Hunting Pythons Year-Round

View the interactive map and read specific area brochures  to learn more about Commission-managed lands where you may hunt nonnative reptiles like Burmese pythons throughout the year. No permit or hunting license is required.