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! All permits for the 2015 Statewide Alligator Harvest Program have sold out.  

New! If you purchased an awarded permit, please allow 4 to 5 weeks from the date of payment to receive your permit and tags in the mail.

The FWC will be implementing a new application processicon_pdf.gif for Statewide Alligator Harvest Program permits. For more information on how to apply, go to the Statewide Alligator Hunt Permit page or view the application worksheeticon_pdf.gif and alligator harvest unit mapicon_pdf.gif.

NEW! Statewide Alligator Harvest Program permitting process survey resultsicon_pdf.gif.  In October we distributed a short online survey to help us determine if changes to the 2015 Statewide Alligator Harvest Program permitting process were needed. Thanks to all who participated; we truly value your input and feedback, and thank you for your interest in this unique hunting program.

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,icon_pdf.gif and a copy of this form must be transferred with the carcass.

NEW! The FWC is looking for Crocodile Response Agents (CRA) in the upper Florida Keys. 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. They are involved in site visits, carcass recoveries, and capture and translocations of American crocodiles.  Preference will be given to individuals place of residence in relation to work area, availability to respond to calls, and experience in customer service.  Experience handling crocodilians is preferred but not essential as training will be provided. 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.


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