Apply for Alligator Hunt Permits

Since 1988, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has offered hunters the opportunity to take part in the annual statewide recreational alligator harvest that runs from August 15 through November 1.

The application period for the Phase I random drawing begins May 12 at 10 a.m. and runs through May 22. More than 6,000 alligator harvest permits will be available.

Hunters can submit their application for a permit that allows the harvest of two alligators on a designated harvest unit or county. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by August 15 and have a valid credit or debit card to apply. Applications may be submitted at our office, license agent (retail outlet that sells hunting and fishing licenses), and at

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