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
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, and a copy of this form must be transferred with the carcass.
Updated! Attention STA alligator harvest permit holders! Please read the special rules on STA alligator harvest units (includes updated maps).
Updated! All permits for the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program have SOLD OUT. Thank you for your interest in the public alligator hunt.
• Alligator Application Worksheet
• Alligator Harvest Units, Map and Projected Quotas
New! The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County is now an alligator harvest unit. The alligator hunt on this area will be more restrictive than other areas. These additional restrictions are detailed in the A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR alligator hunting brochure .
Information for County-wide Alligator Harvest Permit holders
Information about specific Alligator Harvest Units