FWC Alligator Management Program


Overall Goal of Alligator Management: Manage Florida's alligator population for its long-term well-being and the benefits of users.


Nuisance Alligator Hotline: 866-FWC-GATOR

Program News 

NEW! FWC seeks contracted Nuisance Alligator Trappers for southern Lake County.
The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for nuisance alligator trappers for south of the Turnpike in Lake County. Applicants must have a clean criminal history and no fish or wildlife violations. Applicants must reside in the county for which they are applying and must have a valid working e-mail address.

All applications must be received by Friday, January 30, 2015. Follow this link for more information and to submit an application. Send an e-mail to FWCGATOR@MyFWC.com with any questions about the available position.

The Statewide Alligator Harvest season ended at 10 a.m. on November 1st.  Remember that for each alligator that you harvest, a completed alligator harvest report form must be submitted to the FWC.  The best way to do this is by using our online CITES Tag Reporting SystemIf you have any unused tags, they must be returned to the FWC at the following address.

FWC Alligator Management Program
620 S. Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399 

The deadline to submit completed copies of alligator harvest report forms and return unused CITES tags is November 15, 2014.

NEW! Statewide Alligator Harvest Program permitting process survey results.  In October we distributed a short online survey to help us determine if changes to the 2015 Statewide Alligator Harvest Program permitting process were needed. Thanks to all who participated; we truly value your input and feedback, and thank you for your interest in this unique hunting program.

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

NEW! The FWC is looking for Crocodile Response Agents (CRA) in the upper Florida Keys. CRAs assist FWC’s Crocodile Response Coordinator with issues involving American crocodiles.  The position is a part-time, non-benefited, hourly (OPS) position.  Hours will vary with season and calls. CRAs must furnish their own vehicles. They are involved in site visits, carcass recoveries, and capture and translocations of American crocodiles.  Preference will be given to individuals place of residence in relation to work area, availability to respond to calls, and experience in customer service.  Experience handling crocodilians is preferred but not essential as training will be provided. Interested applicants should email SNAP@MyFWC.com with questions and to request an application. Include “Crocodile Response Agent” in the subject line of the e-mail. Visit this link to learn more about American crocodiles.


FWC Facts:
Brown hoplo, a nonnative, armored catfish, is found throughout central and south Florida. They can survive in low-oxygen backwaters and ditches, where they gulp air at the surface.

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