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Statewide Alligator Hunt Permit

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A Statewide Alligator Hunt Permit is a type of limited entry permit required to participate in the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program. The Statewide Alligator Hunt is one of FWC’s most popular limited entry hunts, and more than ten thousand applicants will apply for about five thousand permits on alligator management units that are established with sustainable harvest quotas to provide recreational opportunities for residents and non-residents. 

Each alligator hunting permit includes two CITES tags, authorizing the holder to harvest two alligators.  The harvest areas and hunt dates are specific for each permit, and the permits specify the boundaries or limitations of the harvest area.  The statewide alligator hunting season begins on August 15 and ends on the morning of November 1.  The first four weeks of the season are divided into four quota weeks, and each permit is assigned one of those weeks. Legal hunting hours are 5 p.m. through 10 a.m.    

Applicants who are awarded a Statewide Alligator Hunt permit will be charged automatically.  The Alligator Trapping License/Permit and two CITES tags will be mailed to the successful applicants within 6 weeks of purchase.

A Florida hunting or fishing license is not required to participate in the statewide alligator hunt.

Click "Application Worksheet" at the bottom of this page for specific application details or the “Harvest Units, Maps and Quotas” for area-specific information.

Application Dates & Worksheet 

Phase I: Random Drawing
Application Period: May 12 – 22, 2017
Authorizations, Drawing and Charges:  May 23 – 24, 2017

Phase II: Random Drawing
Application Period: May 26 – June 5, 2017
Authorizations, Drawing and Charges:  June 6 – 7, 2017

Phase III: Random Drawing
Application Period: June 9 – 19, 2017
Authorizations, Drawing and Charges:  June 20 – 21, 2017

Leftovers Phase:  Immediate Issuance
June 22, 2017 at 10am Eastern – until filled or the final hunt date

 

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