Alligator Hunt

4 to 6 Foot

$800 Per Hunter

6 to 9 Foot

$1,500 Per Hunter

9 to 12 Foot

$2,500 Per Hunter

Experience Features

Fully Guided

Embark on a private and fully guided alligator hunt with an expert guide!

Can my guide take photos and videos of me?

Of course—just ask him! However, your guide’s primary responsibility is to keep you safe while you go in for the kill. If you want pictures or videos of you in action, you might want to ask someone else in your party to capture those intense moments so your guide can focus on your safety.

What kind of hunting experience does my guide have?

Most of our guides are Florida natives. They’ve been hunting since they were babies and love the outdoors.

Is there a limit on party size?

No! We specialize in large parties so bring your whole crew!

Is it still a private experience If I’m a solo hunter?

Yes! Even if you are a solo hunter, it will still be private experience.

Will I be paired or grouped with others on my experience?

No! Your hunt is completely private. It will just be you, your guide, and anyone else you bring with you.

Professional Equipment

From trucks to treble hooks weve got the right tools for a successful experience.


Hunt alligator on private property anytime of the year!

Guaranteed Success

Skilled guides, professional equipment, and properties slithering with alligators gives you every opportunity for a successful hunt—we guarantee it!


Bring friends and family to watch!

Friends and family who aren’t hunting can participate in the excitement of your experience as “non-hunters”—it’s a nicer name than chicken!

For only $30 per person, non-hunters get to take photos, videos, and be part of your adventure—they just don’t kill anything!


Ease the burden of traveling with a firearm—use ours instead!

For only $40 per hunter, choose either a shotgun or a rifle—we’ll even include ammo!

Spears and knives are always free to use!


Hunt on over 70-acres of private reservoir consisting of ponds, canals, and marsh.


Rifles and Bows and Spears, Oh My!


Have a bangin' good time—with a bangstick, or use a rifle, handgun, and even muzzleloader!


An alligator’s skin is like bullet-proof armor.

Since the bullet is entering behind the brain, you have to shoot at an angle from behind and above the gator with the rifle pointed roughly in the same direction that the gator’s nose is pointing.

Rifles in calibers 243, 270, 30-06 are a great choice.


Hunting gators with a handgun requires incredible accuracy.

A hunter needs to shoot behind the skull to severe the spine from the base of the skull.

It may paralyzes the gator if the shot is too far back in the quarter-sized kill zone.

Just about any caliber handgun can take down an alligator, shot placement is really what matters.


A bangstick is a long pole with a pin that activates a bullet on one end.

To use a bangstick, grip the aluminum pole nice and tight, then load the bangstick with ammo.

Once the gator is close enough, with its head at least 8 inches underwater, press the end of the bangstick directly onthe “quarter-sized kill spot” on the back of the alligator’s head.

Once pressed, it will activate the bullet and kill the alligator.

Hunting with a bangstick is the most humane and accurate way to kill an alligator.


Grandpa wasn’t kidding when he wanted to use a muzzleloading gun for alligator hunting!

Using a muzzleloader requires pinpoint accuracy for a successful hunt.

Once the smoke clears, you’ll either have a dead alligator, or very angry one!


Take steady aim using longbows, recurve bows, crossbows, and compound bows!

Bow hunting can be exciting for any hunter, but requires professional skill and some special equipment.

Lean, muscular, and agile swimmers, alligators require an experienced bow hunter in order to get the job done.


Hunting with a longbow is very effective.

You only need enough penetration to get the point thru the alligator’s hide.

Recurve Bow

Recurve Bows are fast and accurate.

Its speed comes from its curved tips, which store more energy than straight limbs.

Compound Bow

A “gator bow” only needs enough power to get the point under the hide of the animal, so most any compound bow in the 30 to 70-pound range can work great.


Once the alligator is snared, you’ll shoot the alligator with a fishing arrow.

Now the alligator is on both the rod and the float line from the crossbow.

At this point, many hunters will use a bangstick or other weapon incase the arrow did not finish the alligator off.


The average range is 5-10 yards.

Arrow Weight

Broadhead arrows are not recommended.

We recommend fiberglass muzzy fish tip arrows with a 60 lb draw weight bow fitted with an AMS bow fishing rig kit.

Draw Weight

You’ll also need a bow with a draw strength of 60 pounds or more, but since the average longbow has about as much, you shouldn’t have an issue.

I recommend a bow that you are comfortable with and can shoot with great accuracy.


We will follow the dogs on the swamp buggy.

Once they find pigs, they will start yelping.

You and your guide will get off the buggy and move in closer to the action.

Depending on bow type, some hunters have success shooting from the buggy.

Once there is a good shot opportunity your guide will call off the dogs and you’ll take aim.


Sharpen your reflexes and get ready for an adrenaline rush as you come face to scales on a daring knife hunt.

Alligator skin is very thick and can sometimes resist even a sharp blade.

Using a knife is the most brutal way to kill an alligator.

Once your alligator is snagged and close enough to the vehicle or vessel, drive a stout blade between the skull and backbone to sever the spinal cord.

For a more savage kill, your guide will hold the alligator’s mouth closed, allowing you to slit its throat.


Embrace your primal roots using a spear to hunt alligators—the oldest hunting method recorded!

When using a spear, aim for the small area known as the “quarter-sized kill spot” on the back of the alligator’s head.

You must drive the spear between the skull and backbone, severing the spinal cord.

Can I ship my weapon to you?

Yes. Visit out our transporting weapons page for details.

Can I sight in before my experience?

Yes! You will be able to sight in weapons at the hunting grounds.

Do you have enough weapons for everyone in my party?

For logical and safety reasons, not everyone will be shooting at the same time. You can share weapons with your party members.

Do I need to reserve a weapon before I arrive?

No. Weapons are kept on-site. Choose when you arrive.

Is ammunition included on my hunt?

No. You may purchase ammunition when you arrive at the hunting ground.

How much does it cost to borrow a weapon?

Loaner firearms are $40 per hunter. Choose either a shotgun or a rifle—we’ll even include ammo!

Spears and knives are always free to use!

What weapons do you have?

Check out our loaner weapons page.

Can I bring my weapon?

Yes! You’re welcome to bring your weapon. If it doesn’t work out, we have plenty of loaner weapons to use.

Snag Something Wild...

It’s Kinda Like Fishing!

Alligator hunting seems more like “alligator fishing” when you first start your hunt.

You’ll use a heavy-duty rod similar to a fishing pole with a strong line with a treble hook attached.

Keep Your Eyes on the Water

Look for a trail of bubbles which means an alligator is close by!

Cast your line past the trail of bubbles and reel it in slowly.

As the line gets closer to the alligator, pull the pole forcefully to snag it and follow with a burst of reeling.

Once you snag the alligator, it will thrash and remain underwater.

Eventually, the alligator will return to the surface for air.

Your goal is to reel in the alligator as close to you as possible.

What weapon do you recommend for alligator hunting?

A rifle or bang stick is by far the preferred weapons for alligator hunting. .243 and 30-30 rifles are popular choices. For bangsticks we recommend a 357 magnum for smaller alligators and a 44 magnum for the larger ones.

Why do you snag alligators before hunting them?

Many times a hunter will shoot at an alligator and believe they missed, however, most likely they wounded the alligator, and days later it will float up dead. Snagging not only ensures your success by preventing the alligator from swimming off, but it also is a humane way to hunt.

Is it one alligator per hunter?

Each hunter is guaranteed one alligator in the size-range they reserved.

How long will my alligator hunt last?

You will have as many hours needed to complete your hunt. Your hunt is over once each hunter in your party has killed an alligator. How long your hunt will last depends on many different factors such as alligator size, weapons, hunting style, and how many hunters are in your party. On average, you can complete your hunt within two to four hours. Some hunters combine wild boar hunting, fishing, or another of our exciting experiences with their alligator hunt.

Remember...It's a Size-range!

They all can’t be big ones…

Expect the smallest size alligator in your size-range, and you will not be disappointed if you get something bigger! For example, choose the 6 to 9 foot size range if you will be happy with a 6-foot alligator.

It’s hard to judge how big it is when you only see the head…

We can’t guarantee an exact size alligator as so little of the animal is showing above water. Your guide will look at the distance from the eyes to the tip of the snout to estimate length. Typically, the longer that distance is, the bigger the alligator will be.

Sorry size queens…

If you have your heart set on an exact size alligator, unfortunately, we are not the right guide service for you. Look for outfitters that price alligators by an exact size instead of a size-range.

Why Book with Ron?

You’ve Got Ron’s Help™

When you book with Ron’s Guide Service, you receive Ron’s Help™—dedicated client support from the RGS family—from preparing you for your adventure to making sure things run smooth the day of your experience, Ron is with you every step of the way!

Real People

Get helpful tips, heartfelt advice, and unique insights from a real Ron’s Guide Service family member who’s happy to answer your questions and make your experience a success.

Quality Assurance

Feel safe!

We only work with properties and guides that are friendly, reputable, and meet our quality standards.

We pre-vet them all to make sure you have an exceptional experience.

No Hidden Fees

Our transparent pricing lets you know what’s included in your experience—and what isn’t.

When it comes to the outdoors, there are enough surprises creeping up on you—hidden fees shouldn’t be one of them!

Know before you go...

  • Every guest must be reserved prior to arrival.
  • Use our easy online booking system or call us at 863-866-7667 to submit your reservation deposit.
  • We accept all major credit cards for reservation deposits.
  • Reservations are not confirmed until a reservation deposit has been paid.
  • If time allows, We are happy to accept last minute reservations. Please call us for reservations less than 24 hours in advance.
  • You will receive a booking confirmation email with important details about your experience once your reservation deposit is made.
  • We offer daytime wild hog hunting seven days a week, year-round.
  • View our real-time availability calendar for available dates and times.
  • Hunters must be at least six years old.
  • Non-hunters must be at least three years old.
  • Guests under 16 must be accompanied by a person aged 18 years or older.
  • Helpful services and access options are available for guests with mobility disabilities.
  • Some experiences may not be appropriate for guests with health conditions.
  • A resident or non-resident alligator farming agent license is required and costs  $51.50.
  • Youth (ages 15 and younger) are exempt from having to have an alligator farming agent license.
  • Those possessing a Florida Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing License are exempt from the cost of an agent license but must still have one to assist in hunting alligators.
  • Licenses and permits are available:

  • Due to the nature of hunting, we can’t precisely know how long your experience will last.
  • Our alligator usually lasts 2 to 4 hours.
  • Your hunt is over once every hunter in your party has had the opportunity to hunt an alligator in the size-range they reserved.
  • Ron’s Help™
  • Professional guide
  • Vehicle or vessel
  • Gratuities
  • Firearms and ammunition (you may rent a firearm with ammunition for $40 per hunter.)
  • Skinning
  • Professional meat processing—for example, vacuum sealing, sausages, etc.
  • Taxidermy
  • Shipping
  • A large container with blankets or tarps to keep the alligator cool and bags of ice to cover the alligator (If transporting your alligator yourself.)
  • Drinking water
  • Bug repellant
  • Weapons (if you are not using any of ours.)
  • Ammunition (if using a firearm.)
  • Pants such as jeans.
  • Comfortable shirt
  • Closed-toe shoes with a back strap or boots.
  • Read your booking confirmation email carefully and follow any special directions provided.
  • All guests are required to sign a standard hunting waiver upon arrival.
  • Hunt occurs rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather.
  • Please leave rude behavior at home, if any of our staff feels you are disruptive or disrespectful, you will be asked to leave.
  • No alcohol of any kind is allowed to be consumed on or prior to your hunt, if you are unable to come sober, please don’t come.
  • You may sight in your weapon at the hunting meeting location.
  • We guarantee each hunter will have the opportunity to hunt an alligator in the size-range they reserve.
  • Our hunter rate includes the harvest of one alligator in the size-range reserved.
  • Our guarantee policy does not apply to poor shots—your guide will assist as needed but cannot pull the trigger for you—it’s called hunting, not killing, for a reason.
  • Our guarantee policy does not apply to wounded game—your guide will make every attempt to retrieve an animal that was shot at and wounded.
  • Our Guarantee policy does not apply to picky hunters who continue to pass on animals they have an opportunity of harvesting because it is not the specific size, sex, color, etc., they want.
  • We recommend arriving no more than 15 minutes early.
  • Usually, your experience will begin shortly after your arrival time, but things may come up due to the nature of outdoor experiences.
  • We ask that you remain patient, and we will start your experience as soon as possible.
  • Gratuities are not included in our pricing.
  • Tipping your guide for work well done is appreciated.
  • The standard gratuity is 20% of the price of the experience provided.
  • Your balance is paid at the experience location upon arrival.
  • You can find your balance due in your booking confirmation email.
  • If you booked multiple experiences, you would receive a confirmation email for each unique experience you booked.
  • Look over each confirmation email to ensure you have totaled your balance due.
  • You may pay your balance in cash or with a credit card.
  • There is a 3% surcharge if paying with a credit card.
  • Personal checks, cashier checks, or money orders are not accepted.

If you wish to change or cancel your booking, you must notify us by calling 863-866-7667 at least 24 hours before your experience.

Reservation deposits are non-refundable.

Canceling Your Experience

  • If you need to cancel your experience, You may reschedule within one year of the original reservation date.

Canceling Guests in Your Party

  • If one or more guests in your party cancel, you CANNOT apply the canceled guest’s reservation deposit towards the balance due for your experience.
  • You can find another guest to take their place, or you may reschedule the canceled experience within one year of the original reservation date.
  • We treat every guest in your party as an individual experience.
  • When you cancel a guest, you are canceling an experience, and our cancellation policy still applies, regardless of who paid the deposit—no exceptions.

Adding Guests to Your Party

  • If time and space allow, we are happy to accommodate additional guests.
  • Every guest in your party must be reserved prior to arrival.

Upgrading Your Experience

  • If you would like to “upgrade” your experience, for example, switching from a hog hunt to an alligator hunt or a non-hunter to a hunter, please call us.
  • Changes are made at our discretion and based on availability.

Downgrading Your Experience

  • We do not allow experience “downgrades.”
  • Switching from an alligator hunt to a hog hunt or a hunter to a non-hunter is considered a cancellation.
  • You will need to cancel your initial experience and book a new one.

For full details, please read our terms and conditions.

Hours & Availability

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