Florida Alligator Hunting

Licenses for Florida Alligator Hunting are issued via a lottery system.  There are four (4) application periods over May and June and specific hunt locations and dates are selected via the application.  You can also select a specific county on where you plan to harvest a gator.

Application Dates

All application periods open at 10 a.m. Eastern on the first day of the application period listed and run through 11:59 p.m. on the final day.

                          • Phase I Applications 5/5/2023 – 5/15/2023
                          • Phase II Applications 5/19/2023 – 5/29/2023
                          • Phase III Applications 6/2/2023 – 6/12/2023
                          • Phase IV Leftovers 6/15/2023 – until filled or the final hunt date
                          • Harvest Period and Hunt Dates – TBA

Information on the process for acquiring a License and tag can be found here: https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/alligator/harvest/

If you have a Polk Country License & tag (Unit #8531,8532,8533,8534) and are looking for a place to use it, give us a call.  We always have some nice ones in our ponds and canals.


Contact Jim Seymour of HuntinginFlorida.com for more information!!