FWC Alligator Management Program

Alligator in STA-1W

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 

Drawing results for phase I alligator harvest permits are now posted!
• Those applying for an alligator harvest permit during the phase I application period can see if they were awarded a permit by logging into their account at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.

• This year, 13,000 hunters applied for the 6,000 alligator harvest permits, and 90 percent of the permits were issued.

• Applicants who did not draw a permit may reapply for the 600 remaining permits during the phase II application period, which occurs from 10 a.m. May 26 to June 5, or during subsequent phases. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by Aug. 15 and have a credit/debit card. Applications can be submitted at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com or a tax collector office.


Updated! The Phase I permit application period for the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program ended on May 22. Your application status will be updated on your customer account at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com when the drawing is completed.

New! Create awareness of the possible presence of alligators in ponds and canals with these signs.

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 and can be found on your hunting and fishing licenses. 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.

FWC Facts:
Black bears are called omnivores because they eat both plant and animal matter. A bear's diet consists of approximately 80 percent plant and 20 percent animal matter.

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