Florida alligator hunting

Florida FWC Alligator site

Application Dates:Apply Here
Phase I: Random Drawing (applications: April 20 – 30; must claim award by May 14)
Phase II: Random Drawing (applications: May 18 – 28; must claim award by June 11)
Phase III: Random Drawing (new process; applications: June 15 – 25) You will put a credit card on file with them and they will automatically charge it if you are drawn.
Phase IV: First Come First Serve (begins at 10 a.m. EDT on July 1)

Age and residency requirement: 18 or older. May be resident or nonresident

Hunting Season: August 15 to November 1


Hunting Hours: 5pm to 10am

Legal Methods Of Take: Trapping with hand-held snares, harpoons, gigs, snatch hooks, artificial lures, baited wooden pegs
(less than 2 inches), manually-operated spears, spearguns, crossbows, and bows with projectiles
attached to a restraining line will be permitted. Firearms and gig-equipped bang sticks are prohibited.

Florida Alligator Links

Summary report of where alligators were reported as being harvested under the county wide permits by G&B Gator Gear
Map of Florida alligator dropoff locations by G&B Gator Gear

Alligator Meat Processors listing
Statewide Alligator Harvest Unit descriptions
2014 Alligator Harvest Training & Orientation Manual
FWC Outfitters and Guides list
Statewide Alligator Harvest Data Search
Statewide Alligator Harvest Data Summary
FWC Public Boat Ramp Finder
Florida DOT County Maps very usefull for county tag holders to see city limits