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 do I report a nuisance alligator?
See Nuisance Alligators.
 
3. When is Louisiana's alligator season?
See Louisiana Wild Alligator Season.
 
4. How can I hunt alligators in Louisiana?
See Alligator Hunting.
 
5. How many alligators are harvested in Louisiana? What is their value?
Louisiana alligator hunters currently harvest more than 28,000 wild alligators, and farmers harvest more than 280,000 farm-raised alligators annually. Raw meat and hide values are estimated at more than $11 million for wild harvest and more than $46 million for farm harvest. (Note these values consist of raw meat and hides only and do not reflect hide values after tanning and product manufacturing, values associated with jobs, tourism, economy, etc. or egg values.)