Proposed rule changes for Florida alligator hunt

The FWC is seeking input on proposed rule amendments that would increase hunting hours during the statewide alligator harvest from the current 17 hours a day to 24 hours a day on most areas and add airbows (with an arrow tethered to the airbow) as a legal method of take. If approved, 24-hour hunting and use of airbows would be effective for the 2022 statewide alligator harvest season.

How to Learn More and Provide Input

Find more information about these proposed rule amendments.

You can also learn more and share your feedback with the FWC through an in-person workshop, webinars and online commenting tool.

In-Person Workshop

Date: Dec. 2, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
Place: Doyle Conner Center, 900 N. US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven, FL
Webinars on Microsoft Teams

Wednesday, Dec. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. ET

Microsoft Team Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 4 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET

Microsoft Team Meeting
Online Commenting Tool

If you’re unable to attend the in-person workshop or online webinars or want to learn more and provide input about the statewide alligator harvest program and associated proposed rule changes, you can do that via the online commenting tool.

Thank you for your interest in Florida’s Statewide Alligator Harvest Program!

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission | Division of Hunting and Game Management