You have through May 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET to apply for statewide alligator harvest permits during phase I. More than 7,000 harvest permits are available via random drawings. If you’re 18 years old by Aug. 15, 2021, and have a valid credit or debit card, you can apply for an alligator harvest permit that allows the harvest of two alligators on a designated harvest unit or county. Apply at Find alligator harvest unit maps and descriptions, application worksheets, tips, and more.

Florida’s statewide alligator harvest program has been nationally and internationally recognized as a model for the sustainable use of a renewable natural resource since 1988. Alligators are a conservation success story in Florida.

The state’s alligator population is estimated at 1.3 million alligators of every size. Each year, alligator management units are established with appropriate harvest quotas.