Frequently Asked Alligator Questions

1. HOW MANY ALLIGATORS ARE IN LOUISIANA?
Louisiana 's wild alligator population is estimated to be approaching 2 million animals. There are also over 300,000 alligators on alligator farms in Louisiana.

2. HOW CAN I REPORT A NUISANCE ALLIGATOR?
See Nuisance Alligator Program and Complaint Procedures

3. WHEN IS LOUISIANA'S ALLIGATOR SEASON?
See Louisiana Wild Alligator Season Zones

4. HOW CAN I HUNT ALLIGATORS IN LOUISIANA?
See Alligator Hunting

5. HOW MANY ALLIGATORS ARE HARVESTED IN LOUISIANA AND WHAT IS THEIR VALUE?
Louisiana alligator hunters currently harvest over 28,000 wild alligators and farmers harvest over 280,000 farm-raised alligators annually. Raw meat and hide values are estimated at over $11 million for the wild harvest and over $46 million for the farm harvest. (Note these values consist of raw meat and hides only and are not reflective of hide values after tanning and product manufacturing, values associated with jobs, tourism, economy, etc. or egg values.)