Helpie FAQ

  • Is there an alligator hunting season in Florida?

    Ron's Guide Service hunts alligator year-round on private property and does not have to follow any season restrictions. For a public land hunt, the Florida alligator hunting season begins on August 15 and ends on the morning of November 1.  The first four weeks of the season are divided into four quota weeks, and each permit is assigned one of those weeks. Legal hunting hours are 5 p.m. through 10 a.m.    

  • How much does an alligator hunting tag cost?

    We conduct our alligator hunts on private property, so no tag needed. The only requirement is an alligator farming agent license which costs $52.00 and is issued instantly through the Florida Wildlife Commission.

  • How do you hunt alligators?

    We typically hunt alligators by snagging them first with a line and treble hook. Once the alligator is snagged, the goal is to pull it as close as possible so the hunter can use their chosen weapon. Most hunters use a rifle such as a .243. You can also use handguns, knives, spears, and bows. While we mostly hunt alligators by land, we may use a boat if necessary. We also offer nighttime alligator hunting, but our daytime alligator hunt is more popular and recommended. To learn more about how to hunt alligators visit our alligator hunting experience page.

  • What should I do? I'm afraid I'll shoot the dog!

    The great thing about our wild hog hunt is it's fully guided and private! Your hunting guide will make sure you have a clear shot to avoid injuring the dogs.

  • Can I hunt without dogs?

    No, not at this time. Hunting with dogs helps guarantee your success which is why we use dogs on all our wild hog hunting experiences.