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Alligator Management Program

Nuisance Alligator Hotline

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

Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program

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FWC seeks contracted Nuisance Alligator Trapper for Citrus County

The FWC’s Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers for Citrus 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 Monday, October 21, 2019.

Use the following links to learn about the requirements for becoming a nuisance alligator trapper or to apply online. For more information, email FWCGator@MyFWC.com.

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, and a copy of this form must be transferred with the carcass.

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.

 

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