FWC Alligator Management Program

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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 

For permit holders not granted a season extension, the Statewide Alligator Harvest season ended at 10 a.m. on November 1st. Remember that for each alligator that you harvest, a completed alligator harvest report form must be submitted to the FWC. The best way to do this is by using our online CITES Tag Reporting System. If you have any unused tags, they must be returned to the FWC at the following address.

FWC Alligator Management Program
1239 SW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34471

The deadline to submit completed copies of alligator harvest report forms and return unused CITES tags is November 15, 2017.

New! Flooding caused by Hurricane Irma closed alligator harvest areas in the Everglades and along the St. Johns River. Permit holders for those areas most affected are being offered an extension of the alligator season.

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.

New! Create awareness of the possible presence of alligators in ponds and canals with these signs. 
Don't Feed Alligators! icon_pdf.gif 
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FWC Facts:
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