Florida Gator Hunts for Alligators Up To and Over 12 Feet!
Alligator hunting has become quite popular as an off-season hunting opportunity.
Alligator hunting in Florida was resumed in 1988 after they rapidly recovered from an endangered species status. Now they are virtually everywhere — backyards, ponds, ditches and everywhere in between.
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Since 1988, Florida has offered alligator hunts, which provide a thrilling, hands-on adventure unlike any other outdoor experience.”
Florida Alligator Hunting Season
March 1st through December 31st
Alligator hunting usually takes place at sunset. Sometimes hunts will be conducted at night, from sundown til midnight. Primarily spot and stalk during the day on foot, although sometimes are hunted by boat.
Alligator hunts are moderately difficult because a lot of upper body & arm strength is needed to pull a trophy alligator into the boat. Any type of weapon can be used including bow & arrow, crossbow, rifle, rod & reel (snagging), baiting, or harpooning.
Success Rates and Trophy Quality
Alligators range from 9 to 12+ ft. and weight between 250 and 650 lbs. These alligators have high quality skins that can be tanned and used for purses, boots, belts, etc. Success rate is 100%.
Temperatures are generally warm to hot (sometimes over 90 degrees), but the odd cold front (40 degrees) is always a possibility. Insect repellent or a “bug suit” is a must.”
Hunters can either fly into Ft Myers, Florida or Miami, Florida. Most hunters rent a car there and drive to Labelle, Florida. Airport pickup and delivery is provided for a small fee.
This is a hotel hunt (included). Meals are not included.
License and Tags
You will need to purchase an Agents License online at www.myfwc.com/license or by calling 1-888-486-8356.