Since 1988, Florida's statewide alligator harvest has been nationally and internationally recognized as a model program for the sustainable use of a natural resource. Each year, alligator management units are established with appropriate harvest quotas to provide recreational opportunities for Floridians and non-residents who are at least 18 years old to take up to 2 alligators per permit. Applicants who are awarded a permit must submit payment for two CITES tags and an Alligator Trapping License, or provide proof of possession of an Alligator Trapping License valid through the end of the alligator harvest season. A Florida hunting license is not required to participate in the statewide alligator hunt.
Program News and Information
New! The Statewide Alligator Harvest Program hunting season closed at 10 a.m. Friday, November 1st. Alligator harvest reports and/or unused CITES tags must be submitted to the FWC by November 15th. If you have not submitted your alligator harvest reports, you can do so using the online 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
Updated! 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 a hard copy of the alligator harvest report form, and a copy of this form must be transferred with the carcass.
Information for County-wide Alligator Harvest Permit holders
Information about specific Alligator Harvest Units