Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is administered by FWC's
Division of Hunting and Game Management, Alligator Management
Program. FWC contracts with private individuals, nuisance
alligator trappers, to remove specific nuisance alligators.
Nuisance alligator trappers are primarily compensated by their
marketing and sale of alligator products (hides and meat) from
nuisance alligators taken. Trappers may also receive a small
expense reimbursement from the FWC for each alligator taken.
Generally, there is not enough "work" to make nuisance-alligator
trapping a full time job, and the income earned from the sale of
alligator products may not be enough to support an individual or
family. Most nuisance alligator trappers have other sources of
People interested in becoming nuisance alligator trappers
- Be able to supply any equipment necessary to take alligators
(truck, boat, snares, hooks, etc).
- Have sufficient time to efficiently respond to permits to
remove nuisance alligators.
- Have a record of adherence to fish and wildlife regulations and
have no criminal history.
- Possess personal communication capabilities, including a cell
phone and email.
- Assume personal liability for health, welfare and safety of
themselves and their trapping agents.
- Be eligible to be issued an Alligator Trapping License.
- Project a positive image to the public and media.
The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program experiences
very little turnover among its contracted
trappers, so trapper positions are rarely available. However, a
file of applications is maintained in case a vacancy occurs.
If a position becomes available, we will contact applicants
in the area to schedule interviews as appropriate.
To apply for a trapper position, complete the Nuisance Alligator
Trapper application. If your contact information changes,
you may submit another application with the current