Private Lands Alligator Program

Alligator in the waterThe Private Lands Alligator Management Program allows the harvest of non-hatchling alligators on private landholdings and government owned or leased lands that harbor a documented, harvestable alligator population. In addition, this program allows collection of alligator eggs and/or hatchlings with a documented minimum number of alligator nests or hatchling pods. Sovereign submerged lands are not eligible for this program.


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Updated! Online Alligator Harvest Report Form for Private Lands 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 transfer your alligator carcass to a commercial alligator processor, you must also complete a hard copy of the alligator harvest report formicon_pdf.gif and a copy of this form must be transferred with the carcass.

Download a copy of the Private Lands Alligator Program information packageAdobe PDF or, if you prefer, a copy of the application onlyAdobe PDF (or in MS Word format).Word Document  The application requires an inventory of alligator habitats. Descriptions of wetland habitats can be found here.External Website

Program participants are required to verify alligator habitat and population data using certified wildlife biologists,External Website or, for habitat only, certified ecologists,External Website certified fisheries scientistsExternal Website or certified foresters.External Website

Private Lands Program Forms:

Permitted private lands map Adobe PDF

Private lands trappers can license their agents over the Internet, using the toll-free phone number, 1-888-HUNT-FLORIDA (1-888-486-8356), or by going to a tax collector's office or license agent (retail outlet that sells hunting and fishing licenses).



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