Alligator season extended in specific areas

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Dear Alligator Harvest Permit Holder,

The devastation produced by Hurricane Ian has impacted many areas of the state. High-water levels have prevented access to many boat ramps and thus alligator harvest units while work to recover homes and businesses damaged by the hurricane is ongoing.

We understand the opportunity to participate in the statewide alligator hunt is important. Thus, per Executive Order 22-31, we are extending the 2022 harvest period for those who have yet to fill one or both of their tags and meet the FWC’s criteria related to hunting or residing in a hurricane impacted area.


Impacted Alligator Management Units (AMUs)

Permit holders with unfilled tags in the following hurricane impacted AMUs can hunt from Nov. 2 through Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m.


Harvest Units

Countywide Units

AMU 101 Lake Pierce

AMU 805 Brevard County

AMU 102 Lake Marian

AMU 808 Charlotte County

AMU 103 Kissimmee River - Pool E

AMU 811 Collier County

AMU 104 Lake Hatchineha

AMU 814 De Soto County

AMU 105 Kissimmee River - Pool A

AMU 818 Flagler County

AMU 106 Kissimmee River

AMU 822 Glades County

AMU 108 Lake Arbuckle

AMU 825 Hardee County

AMU 109 Lake Istokpoga

AMU 826 Hendry County

AMU 110 Lake Kissimmee

AMU 828 Highlands County

AMU 115 Lake Weohyakapka

AMU 829 Hillsborough County

AMU 116 Cypress Lake

AMU 835 Lake County

AMU 117 Lake Parker

AMU 836 Lee County

AMU 118 Lake Manatee

AMU 841 Manatee County

AMU 119 Peace River North

AMU 847 Okeechobee County

AMU 120 Peace River South

AMU 848 Orange County

AMU 121 Caloosahatchee River

AMU 849 Osceola County

AMU 409 Lake Hicpochee

AMU 850 Palm Beach County

AMU 504 St. Johns River - Puzzle Lake

AMU 851 Pasco County

AMU 505 Lake Harney

AMU 852 Pinellas County

AMU 506 St. Johns River – Welaka

AMU 853 Polk County

AMU 507 St. Johns River - Palatka S.

AMU 854 Putnam County

AMU 510 Lake Jesup

AMU 856 Sarasota County

AMU 520 Lake Tohopekaliga

AMU 857 Seminole County

AMU 527 Lake Monroe

AMU 858 St. Johns County

AMU 528 Lake Dexter

AMU 864 Volusia County

AMU 549 Three Lakes WMA


AMU 711 Lake Hancock


AMU 741 Lake Trafford


AMU 751 Lake George



Impacts to FEMA Assisted County Residents

In addition, permit holders with unfilled tags who reside in counties officially eligible for FEMA assistance (see list below), may hunt in their assigned AMU, regardless of its location, from Nov. 2 through Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m.



















Palm Beach







St. Johns






If you would like to participate in this extended season, print Executive Order 22-31 and attach it to your Alligator Trapping License/Statewide Alligator Harvest Permit before you go.

Those who meet the criteria to participate in the extended 2022 statewide alligator hunt must submit unused CITES tags and copies of completed Alligator Harvest Report Forms to the FWC Alligator Management Program, 1239 SW 10th St., Ocala, FL 34471 no later than Dec. 30, 2022.

The extended alligator harvest period does not override any orders closing or limiting public access to these areas. In addition, all other rules associated with the statewide alligator harvest remain in effect during the extended hunt period.

For updated information about boat ramp closures, check with local authorities in the county your AMU is located.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact Florida’s alligator management program at or 352-620-7729.

Thank you for your commitment to Florida’s alligator management program.

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