Florida Alligator Hunting Season is Now Underway
With the proper permit, nearly seven thousand Floridians can partake in the 2022 Statewide Alligator Harvest program. With an estimated 1.3 million alligators in the state of Florida, the hunt is meant to control the state’s population. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission the following new rules apply:
Alligator hunting hours have increased to 24 hours a day.
- Hunting hours begin at midnight on the first day of each harvest period and end at 11:59 p.m. on the last day of each harvest period.
- However, hunting hours at the STAs and A1-FEB are 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. each day during the harvest period except as otherwise provided in the harvest permit.
Each permittee will be allowed to take two (2) non-hatchling alligators.
Now through November 1st , 2022
Remember - Never try and Fee an Alligator.. and if you ever come across an alligator that is threatening.... there is a number you can call...
Nuisance Alligator Hotline: 866-FWC-GATOR
People with concerns about an alligator should call FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-392-4286. When someone concerned about an alligator calls the Nuisance Alligator Hotline, FWC will dispatch a contracted nuisance alligator trapper to resolve the situation.
In terms of Hunting alligators and so much more....
Learn more here: https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/alligator/