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! Apply for a Statewide Alligator Harvest Permit beginning on April 25th.
Alligator Application Worksheet Adobe PDF
Alligator Harvest Units, Map and Projected Quotas Adobe PDF 

The FWC is looking for Crocodile Response Agents (CRA) in the upper Florida Keys. Applicants must live in the area from and including Long Key to Key Largo. 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 and equipment. They are involved in site visits, carcass recoveries, and capture and translocations of American crocodiles. Preference will be given to individuals with experience capturing and handling crocodilians, place of residence in relation to work area, availability to respond to calls, and experience in customer service.  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.

Updated! Online Alligator Harvest Report Form for Statewide Alligator Harvest Program participants. Under FWC rules, participants were required to submit harvest reports or return unused CITES tags to the FWC no later than November 15, 2013. 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. If you have unused tags, they must be returned to the address below. Thank you for participating in the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program.

Alligator Management Program
620 S. Meridian St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399



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