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Since 1988, Florida's statewide alligator harvest has been nationally and internationally recognized as a model program.  Each year, Alligator Harvest Management Units (delineated areas that contain sovereign waters and/or publicly-owned properties, and county-wide units) are established with conservative harvest quotas to provide recreational opportunities for Floridians, and non-residents as well, to take up to 2 alligators.  Only persons 18 years old and older are eligible to apply for a harvest permit.  Applicants are selected through a random drawing process.  Submission of fees for an alligator trapping license ($250 for residents, $1,000 for non-residents) and CITES tags ($20) is a prerequisite to permit issuance.

Search the statewide alligator harvest data - Now includes 2003.

2003 Alligator Harvest Training and Orientation Manual (1 MB pdf)


Information on the NEW county-wide harvest units

Frequently Asked Questions


2003 Alligator Harvest Management Unit legal descriptions and map (both pdf files).



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