Alligator Hunting - Private Land Hunts

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Everglades Adventures offers alligator hunting in Florida year-round and a guaranteed opportunity to harvest while hunting fair chase on over 10,000 acres of private ranches in South Florida.


Our private lands alligators are in canals, water retention areas, ponds, lakes, marshes, cypress strands and swamps on our private ranches. We utilize airboats, swamp buggies and specialized four-wheel drive vehicles.

We provide all licenses and permits for these alligator hunting experiences as well as handle all the paperwork associated with the alligator harvest. We have hundreds of CITES tags on hand for use in these hunts.

In order to obtain alligator hunting licenses for our client's we require the client's name, address, date of birth, social security number, height, weight, color of hair, sex, race, e-mail address, driver’s license number and if a NON-US citizen a passport number.

How We Hunt Swamp Lizards:

We pre-scout our trophy hunts prior to your arrival. Our smaller alligators (less than eight feet) scouting is not necessary as we have hundreds on our different private ranches.

We offer daytime private lands hunts year-round for clients interested in harvesting alligators with the use of a firearm on a spot and stalk safari style hunt. These hunts allow the client to use rifles or handguns for the harvest. Rifles in calibers 243, 270, 30-06 are a great choice and handguns in calibers 357, .44 and .45 are best.

We have all necessary equipment available for hunting alligator in any fasion. We have any required firearm available for our clients. The use of any of our equipment and firearms is included in the hunt and is offered at no additional charge.

Upon arrival you will be required to shoot the desired weapon of choice to prove accuracy of the weapon and your shooting ability. We will discuss shot placement on the alligator depending on the angle of the required shot. Our shots average approximately thirty yards. We do utilize African style shooting sticks for a rest.

Nighttime Alligator Hunts:

This option is the best for clients interested in utilizing a recurve bow, compound bow, crossbow, harpoon or fishing rod for the capture and a bang stick for the harvest. Our nighttime hunts are conducted with the use of airboats, flat boats, or bay boats. These hunts are like our public waters hunts except they are offered year-round. We have over 600 acres of private lakes for use in these hunts.

IF USING A BOW, you should have a minimum of thirty-five pounds draw weight and should be rigged with a bow fishing reel attachment with a retrieval line of 200-pound test minimum.

Our night hunters should wear dark clothing on the airboats as light-colored clothing reflects light.

The Hunt:

One full day for one person, processing not included but can be added

Standard Alligator Hunt (6 to8 feet): $1750.00

Trophy Hunts:

2 Full days of hunting for one person, one-night lodging and meals, client also receives processed gator hide and head, Processing included as well as any meat desired.

We have lodging available both on and off site. Additional information concerning lodging can be found at one of the following links: ON SITE LODGING or OFF SITE LODGING.

Standard Trophy Hunt (8 to 10 feet): $2750.00

Mega Trophies:

(10 to 11 feet): $3750.00

(11 to 12 feet): $4750.00

(12 to 13 feet): $5750.00

(13 feet and up): $7500.00


        Skinning for Leather and Head Taxidermy: $20/foot

        Skinning for Full Body or Rug Mount: $25/foot


We have ice and cold storage available to our clients. Your alligator will need to be iced down and stored for 24 hours prior to processing. We also supply any ice for the hunt as well as any additional ice for your coolers to pack your meat. We recommend clients bring a large ice cooler (60 qt. or bigger).


What to Bring:

·         Poncho or Raincoat

·         Sunscreen

·         Sunglasses and Hat

·         Camera

·         Bug spray

·         Your own bow, if desired

Call Tyler Reichman for Details: (863) 599-0086


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We require a 100% (one hundred percent) deposit to confirm your reservation. Payments can be made by cash, personal or business check, traveler's check, cashier's check, or money order. Checks should be made payable to EVERGLADES ADVENTURES. The deposits are non-refundable but are transferable within the current season as scheduling permits. Thirty (30) day advance notice of cancellation is required.

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