Florida Alligator Hunt



4 to 6 foot alligator


6 to 9 foot alligator


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Well, y’all, let me tell ya ’bout our fine alligator hunting property down here in Florida! 🐊

We got ourselves over 40 acres of private reservoir, and it’s a real slice of heaven for gator huntin’. 🌾

You see, this place is full of small lakes and canals, and let me tell ya, those are prime real estate for them gators. 🏞️

Our huntin’ spot in Venus ain’t just a hidden gem in them wilds – it’s also sittin’ pretty close to all them fancy Florida attractions. 🌟🎢🏖️ 

Yep, you heard me right! Whether you’re itchin’ for some theme park fun 🎠🎡 or just wanna soak up that Florida sun on the beach, it’ll only take ya a couple of hours to get from our huntin’ haven to all them exciting spots. 🚗🗺️ 

So, when you’re done wranglin’ them gators and makin’ memories in the swamp, you can head on out and dive into all the Florida fun y’all can handle 🤠🌴🐊!


Dive into a genuine Florida private fully guided gator expedition with your very own expert guide who'll be your navigatin' North Star in them marshy waters, 🌠 teachin' you the tricks of the trade, from trackin' them gators to makin' sure they don't bite off more than they can chew! 💪
Can my guide take photos and videos of me on my experience?

Lemme break it down for ya real good. That guide of yours, well, their main job is to make sure you come outta this here adventure with all your limbs intact and a big ol’ grin on your face.

When it comes down to the nitty-gritty of takin’ down that critter, your guide’s keepin’ an eagle eye on safety. They’re like your guardian angel with a shotgun, watchin’ over you so you can focus on makin’ that kill shot count.

Now, if y’all wanna make memories to show off back home, like them action-packed photos or videos of you struttin’ your stuff in the great outdoors, well, here’s a thought: rope in one of your buddies from the crew. Let ’em be the official paparazzi, snappin’ shots of you while you’re in the zone. That way, your guide can stick to their guns – figuratively and literally – keepin’ that watchful eye on you, makin’ sure nothin’ goes south.

So, partner, remember: if it’s about the hunt, chat up your guide. But if it’s about capturin’ the moment, enlist a friend so your guide can keep y’all safe and sound.

What kind of hunting experience does my guide have?

Well now, let me tell ya ’bout them guides we got ’round these parts. Almost all of ’em are true-blue Florida natives, born and raised under that Southern sun. Shoot, they’ve been chasin’ after critters ever since they were knee-high to a grasshopper, learnin’ the ropes of huntin’ right from the cradle.

You see, there’s a wild streak in ’em that just can’t be tamed. They got a hankerin’ for the great outdoors like a catfish’s gotta swim. From the time they could barely toddle, they’ve had the woods and swamps as their playpen. It’s in their blood, I tell ya – that love for the hunt, the thrill of trackin’ and bringin’ in a good ol’ buck.

So, when you’re out with these guides, you ain’t just gettin’ some fancy-pants know-how. Nah, you’re gettin’ generations of knowledge passed down, from one generation of huntin’ enthusiasts to the next. And they’ll make sure your huntin’ experience is more exciting than a rodeo on a Saturday night.

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

I see you’re wonderin’ ’bout the solo huntin’ situation. Now, lemme spin you a yarn ’bout it. Even if you’re ridin’ solo on this here hunt, don’t you fret none. It’s gonna be as private as a raccoon’s stash in a hollow tree. That’s right, you and your very own private guide are gonna be hittin’ them trails together.

Just imagine it: you, your trusty guide, and the wild frontier stretchin’ out before ya. It’s like a dance between you and them woods – all quiet, all adventure. No need to worry ’bout outsiders pokin’ their noses in your business. It’s your time to shine, your moment to show them critters who’s boss ’round these parts!

Will I be paired or grouped with other people on my experience?

Here’s the lowdown on the privacy of your hunt. Now, listen up good, ’cause this here’s the real deal – your hunt is as private as a secluded fishing hole on a lazy summer day. Ain’t no strangers or nosy onlookers taggin’ along, no siree!

Picture this: It’s gonna be you, standin’ tall with your guide, ready to take on the backwoods of Florida. And guess what? You can bring along your kin, your buddies, or anyone else you reckon would enjoy the thrill of the hunt. It’s your own posse, your own adventure, and it’s gonna be a memory y’all won’t soon forget.

So, remember this – it’s just you, your guide, and your chosen bunch, huddled together for an escapade that’s gonna be talked ’bout ’round the fire for years to come. Keep it private, keep it wild, and keep the good times rollin’. Yeehaw!

Cruisin' for GATORS!

Jump in a pickup truck 🚗, climb aboard a boat 🚤, or sit pretty in one of them swamp-ready vehicles 🌿, 'cause we're takin' you on a wild ride through them winding canals. 🌊
As you venture down them dirt paths, be on the lookout for alligator action – ripples in the water 🌊, gleamin' eyes 👀, and them sun-soakin' reptiles on the prowl. 🌞


Well, I'll tell ya what, alligator huntin' – it's a bit like goin' fishin' out there in them swamps! 🎣🌊
You're gonna be totin' a heavy-duty rod,like what ya'd use for wranglin' a giant catfish – not your ordinary fishin' pole, it's a rugged beast meant for them swampy giants. 🎣🐟🤠
And dang it all, you'll have yourself a treble hook danglin' on the end of that line – a set of three mean-lookin' hooks ready to snag whatever's in its path. 🪝🪝🪝
Now, here's the scoop: Keep your peepers on the water 👀🌊, 'cause you're lookin' for them telltale signs of gator action, and if you spot some ripples, that means there's an alligator lurkin' nearby, just waitin' for its chance to dance. 💦🐊💃
So, you take that line of yours and give it a good ol' cast, slinging the hook beyond them bubbles, and start reeling it in slow, like you're pullin' in a catfish from a muddy pond. 🌾🐟
But here's where it gets interestin' – when that line's gettin' close to the gator, you give that rod a big ol' yank, reel it in quick as a hiccup. 🎣💨🐊
You're tryin' to hook that gator like a hound catchin' a scent, and then you hang on for dear life 'cause that critter's gonna start puttin' up a ruckus. 🐊🎣
Yep, that gator's gonna do some thrashin', actin' like a wild bronco at a rodeo, stayin' underwater like it's playin' a game of hide and seek, 🐊🤠 but don't you worry none, 'cause eventually, that gator's gotta come up for air, just like a kid comin' up for a breath after a cannonball in the swimmin' hole. 🌞🏊‍♂️
Your mission? Reelin' in that gator as close as you can and movin' quick with your chosen weapon before that critter skedaddles! 🐊🎣🏃‍♂️
So there you have it dear – alligator huntin' is just like fishin', but with a good ol' Florida twist, and it's a story you'll be chattin' 'bout 'round the bonfire for years to come! Yeehaw! 🤠🔥🐊


Honey, when it comes to dreamin' 'bout that perfect gator, folks can get all hung up on size, color, and such, but let me tell ya, gators ain't all glitz and glam – and most got a face only a mother gator could love.
Cousin Lisa in a floral dress at Ron's bar, side-eyeing a lineup of alligators dressed in Western attire.
Them gators comes in all shapes and sizes and they've got their quirks and wild ways, just like some of them fellas at the honky-tonk on a Saturday night. 🐊🤠
Cousin Lisa using a mobile dating app featuring alligator profile pictures, with text exchanges inquiring about body size.
Darlin', when we're talkin' 'bout them gators, remember it's a size-range we're dealin' with - we can't promise you the exact size of that gator, 'cause when you're talkin' 'bout so little of it peekin' above water, it's like tryin' to read a book by starlight - all you see it the head!
KEEP YOUR EXPECTATIONS IN CHECK: If you choose the 6 to 9-foot size range, don't get your hopes set on a 9-foot superstar every time you cast your line – be content with a spunky 6-footer! 🎣😁
Expect the smallest size in your size-range, and if you end up snaggin' somethin' bigger, well, ain't that just a cherry on top of your huntin' sundae? 🍒🌞


Well, let me tell ya 'bout the treasures you can wrangle from them gators – bag one of them swampy giants 🐊, and you're not just takin' home a wild tale, you're gettin' yourself a whole heap of good eatin' 🍴 and useful gear! 🎣
That gator meat is a taste of the wild like nothin' else – you can fry it up like a crispy Southern feast, grill it whole, or simmer it slow in a stew that'll warm your bones on a chilly night. 🐊🔥🍲
Them hides? Well, they're a real hoot – craft 'em into belts for cowboy-style britches, kick up your heels in gator-skin boots, and flaunt wallets, purses, and hats that'll have the whole town talkin' 'bout your gator-inspired bling. 🐊👢👛
Them gator bones, skins, and teeth? Oh honey, they're not just relics, they're statement pieces – they make for some mighty fine ornaments and trinkets that'll spruce up your homestead. 🐊✨
Let's talk about them alligator taxidermy mounts – more than just decor, each one's a story, a memory, frozen in time, not just for showin' off, but for honorin' the hunt and payin' tribute to the wild spirit of the gator. 🌿
So next time you're out there huntin', remember – them gators ain't just a thrill to catch, they're a gift that keeps on givin'! Yeehaw! 🤠

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Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Florida’s wild and embrace the thrill of an age-old tradition? Look no further than Ron’s Guide Service, where our passion for adventure and expertise in alligator hunting collide to create an unparalleled experience just for you!

📅 Established Since 1985 – The Pioneers of Alligator Hunting 📅

With over three decades of unrivaled excellence, Ron’s Guide Service proudly stands as a trailblazer in the world of alligator hunting. Our legacy speaks for itself, and our commitment to authenticity, safety, and client satisfaction sets us apart from the rest.

🌟 Your Private and Fully Guided Alligator Hunting Expedition 🌟

At Ron’s Guide Service, we understand that your journey is unique. That’s why we offer an exclusive, private, and fully guided alligator hunting adventure tailored to your preferences. Our seasoned guides, with their extensive knowledge of Florida’s ecosystem, will lead you through the captivating wetlands, sharing insights and ensuring an experience that is both safe and extraordinary.

🌊 Dive into the Adventure Year-Round 🌞

Whether it’s the warm heat of summer or the cooler days of winter, our alligator hunting experiences are available year-round. Immerse yourself in Florida’s diverse landscapes as you set out on a quest to capture the majestic reptile, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

💰 Starting at Just $800 per Hunter – Unbelievable Value! 💰

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✨ Our Guarantee: Your Alligator in the Reserved Size-Range ✨

At Ron’s Guide Service, your satisfaction is our top priority. We guarantee that you’ll come face-to-face with an alligator within the size-range you’ve reserved. Feel the exhilaration of a successful hunt as you capture your alligator, a testament to your skill and our commitment to delivering an unforgettable adventure.

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Bring friends and family to watch!

If y’all got kinfolk and buddies who ain’t into huntin’, no need to worry none!

They can jump right in on the thrill of your experience as what we call “non-hunters”—sounds nicer than callin’ ’em chickens, don’t it?

All it takes is a measly $30 per head, and them non-hunters can snap up photos, shoot videos, and join in on the whole darn adventure—they just ain’t takin’ down no critters, that’s all!


Forget traveling with a firearm—use ours instead!

Y’all can grab yerselves a shotgun or a good ol’ rifle, all fer a sweet deal of just $40 per hunter. And guess what? We’re throwin’ in the ammo too, no extra charge!

Now, if y’all prefer somethin’ a bit more up close and personal, them spears and knives are up for grabs, no charge at all!

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.

Average Shot Distance

25-50 yards

Popular Calibers

.243, .30-06, .270

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.

Average Shot Distance

15-30 yards

Popular Calibers

.44, .45

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!


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.

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.

The average range is 5-10 yards.

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.

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.


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.


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.

Why Book with Ron?

Y’all Got Ron’s Help™

When y’all make a booking with Ron’s Guide Service, you’re in for a treat with that good ol’ Ron’s Help™—it’s like having the whole RGS family standin’ right by ya. From gettin’ y’all ready for your adventure to makin’ sure everything goes smooth as buttermilk on the big day, Ron’s trailin’ along with ya every step of the way!

Good ol’ Folks

Get them useful tips, warm-hearted advice, and one-of-a-kind insights from a genuine Ron’s Guide Service family member. They’re just tickled pink to help answer any questions y’all got and make sure your time out there is a downright hootin’ success.

Grade-A Quality, Since 1985!

Rest easy, now!

We only team up with places and guides that are as friendly as a neighbor’s pup, got a solid reputation, and meet our high-and-dandy quality standards.

We give ’em a good once-over to make sure you’re in for an experience that’ll stick with ya like honey on a biscuit.

No Hidden Fees

Our pricin’ is clear as a crystal creek. Y’all will know just what’s included in your experience—and what ain’t.

When it comes to the great outdoors, there’s enough surprises sneakin’ up on ya—hidden fees shouldn’t be one of ’em!

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Hey y’all, it’s your favorite teen queen and drama diva, Mak, here to spill the tea on my recent adventure with Ron’s Guide Service in the sunny heart of Florida! So, picture this: me, decked out in the cutest camo ensemble you’ve ever seen, complete with those adorbs coochie cutter

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I Ditched My Wedding Rehearsal to Hunt Gators

Well now, let me spin y’all a yarn ’bout the time I done ditched my own dang wedding rehearsal in Orlando to go on a wild alligator hunt down in the heart of Florida, with none other than Ron’s Guide Service. I gotta say, that gator hunt was a hoot

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A Backwoods Love Story: From Alligators to Acceptance

Oh gosh, where do I even start? It’s like a fairy tale come true, y’all. My life was always simple, nestled in the heart of the backwoods, surrounded by towering trees and the symphony of crickets at night. Momma and Daddy, bless their hearts, were never much for responsibility, and

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A Journey Down the “Road Less Traveled”

Howdy y’all! My name’s Julia, and I’m just a shy, country girl who’s always had a hankering for adventure. But little did I know that the ultimate adventure awaited me on my birthday, thanks to my amazing boyfriend and my deep love for the country song “Road Less Traveled” by

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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 alligator hunting seven days a week, year-round.
  • View our real-time availability calendar for available dates and times.
  • 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
  • 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.
  • In the event of an experience delay, we ask that you remain patient, and we will start your experience as soon as possible.
  • 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 hunt typically 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Personal checks, cashier checks, or money orders are not accepted.
  • You may pay your balance in cash or with a credit card.
  • There is a 3% surcharge if paying with a credit card.
  • Cash only.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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