What License Do You Need To Hunt Gators In Florida?

Wondering What Kind of License You Need to Hunt Alligators In Florida?

What License Do You Need To Hunt Gators In Florida?

Before we talk about how gator hunting works for the average Florida resident, did you know that you can hunt alligators year round on our private land preserve? All you need is an 'agents license' and we do the rest!

At the time of this writing, you can get an alligator hunting license in Florida by CLICKING HERE and then choosing the 'Apply for Limited Entry/Quota' option.

Book A Gator Hunt Now!
Now, for those choosing to go it alone, in order to hunt gators in Florida, you will need an alligator trapping license/harvest permit that is issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). A gator hunting license in Florida gives hunters the opportunity to take part in an annual statewide recreational alligator harvest, sanctioned by the state of Florida (which includes Central Florida gator hunts). The application period for the phase I random drawing begins May 17 at 10 a.m. and runs through May 27. More than 6,000 alligator harvest permits will be available. Hunters may 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 Aug. 15 and have a valid credit or debit card to apply. Applications can be submitted at any county tax collector’s office, license agent (most retail outlets that sell hunting and fishing supplies). Applicants must provide their credit card information when they apply. If changes to hunt choices or credit card information are needed, applicants can make updates until the application period closes. At the time of this writing the alligator trapping license/harvest permit and two hide validation CITES tags cost $272 for Florida residents, or cost $22 for those with a Florida Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing License. the cost for Florida non-residents is $1,022. The cost for applicants who already have an alligator trapping license is $62.

Equipment You Need To Hunt Gators In Florida
What License Do You Need To Hunt Gators In Florida?

Looking For Hog Hunting In Florida?

Looking for the best guided hunts in Florida? Check out the best hog hunting in Florida with our partners at Trophy Hammock Outfitters! Click below to learn more about how you can hunt wild boar in the Sunshine State today!
Explore Florida Hog Hunts


Possibly the best gator hunting outfitter in Florida, hands down. Central Florida's top gator hunting trip guide
Jack Karnow, Professional Hunter
I had an awesome time. Worth every penny...
Jessie, L., First Time Hunter
Gator Hunting Florida Icon

Contact Us

26000 FL-60
Lake Wales, FL



Open Late!

Get in touch

Feel free to drop us a line below!