2016 Alligator Season Dates

Sept. 16-19 and Sept. 23-26
Shooting Hours – 30 Minutes After Sunset Until 30 Minutes Before Sunrise
  • Alligator hunting is by drawn permit only.
  • Each permit authorizes the harvest of one alligator, which must be at least 4 feet long.
  • Successful applicants must attend a mandatory hunter orientation.
  • Alligators must be snared or harpooned and subdued using a hand-held snare or harpoon with a hand-held restraining line before dispatching.
  • Once subdued, an alligator must be dispatched using only a shotgun or shotgun shell-loaded bangstick using shot no larger than no. 4 common shot.
  • Alligators must be tagged with a Temporary Alligator Possession Tag immediately and transported to an official check station within 12 hours of harvest.
  • Click here for more information and to apply for an alligator permit.

 Season Dates and Bag Limits 

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