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Alligator Hunt

If you’ve ever dreamed of participating in an alligator harvest, now is your chance!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has opened applications for two exciting opportunities: the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program and the brand-new Alligator Super Hunt.


Here’s what you need to know:

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    Alligator Super Hunt:  This innovative program offers a flexible alternative to the traditional statewide hunt. With each permit, hunters can harvest two alligators from most alligator management units and private property (with owner permission) from August 15th to December 31st. To apply, simply pay a nonrefundable $5 fee for each application. You can submit multiple applications between May 3rd and June 3rd, increasing your chances of being drawn. This year, 100 permits will be awarded.

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    Statewide Alligator Harvest Program:  Celebrating its legacy since 1988, this program continues to be a model for sustainable resource use. The hunting season runs from August 15th to November 8th, allowing permit holders to harvest two alligators from a specific management unit or county. While there is no cost to apply, applicants must submit credit card information and can only apply once during each phase. This year, a total of 7,356 permits will be awarded.

How to Apply:

Applications for both programs open today at 10 a.m. ET and can be submitted online at or at any county tax collector’s office or license agent.

Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or looking for a new adventure, don’t miss this opportunity to be part of Florida’s rich wildlife conservation efforts. For more information and to apply, visit

Grab your gear and get ready for an unforgettable alligator hunting experience!

2024-05-29T13:04:59-04:00June 3, 2024|Wildlife|

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