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Alligator Management Program

Statewide Alligator Harvest Program

Resources for those who have been awarded an alligator harvest permit.

Nuisance Alligator Hotline

Concerned about an alligator? Call FWC's toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline. 866-392-4286

Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program


Alligator Harvest Permit Random Drawing

Phase IV leftovers (first come, first served) for alligator harvest permits begins at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, June 18 and runs until filled or the final hunt date.

See Permit availability.

How to Apply
Tips and Tools


Living with Alligators

The FWC provides living with alligators safety advice and informational tools such as a video, infographic, and brochure. Visit the species profile to learn more about alligators.

Create awareness of the possible presence of alligators in ponds and canals with these signs. 
Don't Feed Alligators!
Be Alert!

Nuisance Alligator Hotline: 866-FWC-GATOR

People with concerns about an alligator should call FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-392-4286. When someone concerned about an alligator calls the Nuisance Alligator Hotline, FWC will dispatch a contracted nuisance alligator trapper to resolve the situation.


Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

FWC Alligator Research Publications