Trapping Excursion Details
Your Alligator Trapping Excursion:
We’ll meet at a predetermined location for a safety briefing, overview of the equipment, and guidelines on what to expect. You will also apply for your alligator trapping agent license via the Florida Wildlife Commission License center which only takes a couple of minutes, so you can participate. A state driver’s license or passport number is required. The cost of the license is $52.00 and is good for a year. If you want to observe and not actively participate in the trapping, a license is not required.
We’ll head out to our first call in a four-door pick-up that can comfortably seat your group of four. Our gear is safely stowed throughout the vehicle: the rods and reels, harpoons, and jug baits are all there and at the ready. The excitement builds, surrounded by the tools of the trade, and the anticipation of going after your first gator! Each participate is given a role, and gear assignment.
The Alligator Trapping Experience
Once arriving at the site, we’ll scout the gator, then stealthily stalk him, forcing him into the water. When his head pops up, we cast the weighted treble hook over the gator, and you go to work. You’ll have a screaming reel in your hands as you bring the ferocious predator closer to shore. Then comes the hands-on work: harpooning, snaring, subduing, and taping the gator’s mouth closed. Dirty, heart-pounding work, sure to send the adrenaline coursing through your veins!
Success Rates and Sizes
As Florida’s premier trappers, we have a 100% success rate. Should we not get an alligator on your excursion, we’ll take you out again free of charge, until you’ve landed your gator. Sizes vary, but most of the gators we bring in are in the six- to nine-foot range.
What to Wear and Bring on your Florida Gator Trapping Adventure
Sun screen, comfortable clothes based on the weather are recommended bug spray is a good idea too, although bugs are rarely a problem. What’s most essential, though, is your excitement about the adventure!