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
Updated! The application period for the random drawing to assign permits for the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program has ended. When the drawing has been completed, you can check your application status by logging in to the recreational license system. For persons who did not apply or who are not successful in the random drawing, Phase II of the alligator harvest permit issuance process will begin on June 7.
News about Alligator Harvest Units