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About the Alligator Super Hunt

In February 2024, the FWC approved rule changes to establish the Alligator Super Hunt, which will take effect for the 2024 alligator harvest season.

This opportunity is similar to other special-opportunity hunts the FWC implements in that applicants pay $5 for each application and can apply as many times during the application period as desired to increase their chances of being drawn. The 2024 application period will run May 3 – June 3. Applications can be submitted at

The number of permits will be established annually and will be selected through a random drawing process. Up to two alligators may be harvested per permit, and selected permittees will be allowed to hunt at most legally accessible alligator management units (AMUs) from August 15 – December 31. Only 16 AMUs are excluded from the Alligator Super Hunt. A list of excluded AMUs can be found at the bottom of this page.


Frequently Asked Questions

No. The Alligator Super Hunt is meant to provide a flexible alternative to the existing statewide hunt.

Yes. Those participating in both opportunities must pay either $272 (resident) or $1,022 (non-resident) for their alligator trapping license and 2 CITES tags and an additional $62 for the second pair of CITES tags.

As with the statewide alligator harvest program, the quota for the Alligator Super Hunt will be established annually. We anticipate having between 5 and 100 permits available annually.

  • Alligator Trapping License/Permit/two CITES tags for Florida Residents: $272.00
  • Alligator Trapping License/Permit/two CITES tags for Non-Residents $1,022.00.

Persons possessing a Florida Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing License do not have to pay a fee for an alligator trapping license but must pay $22 for two CITES tags.

Please note: Residents over 65 who have previously held a Florida Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing License and need to renew it should reach out to before applying for the Alligator Super Hunt to avoid being charged $272.

If you have any additional questions, call 352-620-7729.

AMUs that are excluded from the 2024 Alligator Super Hunt

  • 112 - Tenoroc
  • 406 - STA 5/6
  • 407 - STA 1W North
  • 408 - STA 1W South
  • 413 - STA 3/4 East
  • 414 - STA 3/4 West
  • 415 - STA 2
  • 416 - A-1 FEB
  • 417 - STA 1E
  • 507 - St. Johns River (Palatka South)
  • 518 - Lake Rousseau
  • 542 - Blue Cypress Water Management Area
  • 543 - T.M. Goodwin: Broadmoor Unit
  • 546 - T.M. Goodwin: Goodwin Unit
  • 721 - Rodman Reservoir
  • 741 - Lake Trafford

Please Note: If you are hunting near coastal waters in South Florida, be aware that crocodiles may inhabit the area. It is illegal to kill or harass crocodiles. For more information, visit