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.
No person who has been convicted of any violation of s. 379.409 or s. 379.3015 or the rules of the commission relating to the illegal taking of crocodilian species shall be eligible for issuance of a license for a period of 5 years subsequent to such conviction. In the event such violation involves the unauthorized taking of an endangered crocodilian species, no license shall be issued for 10 years subsequent to the conviction. Any false statement will render the permit void, and will subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable law.
Phase I: Random Drawing Application Period: May 18 – 28, 2018Authorizations, Drawing and Charges: May 29 – 30, 2018Phase II: Random DrawingApplication Period: June 1 – 11, 2018Authorizations, Drawing and Charges: June 12 – 13, 2018Phase III: Random DrawingApplication Period: June 15 – 25, 2018Authorizations, Drawing and Charges: June 26 – 27, 2018Leftovers Phase: Immediate IssuanceJune 28, 2018 at 10am Eastern – until filled or the final hunt date
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