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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

MDWFP Commission Approves Alligator Hunting Seasons for 2013

JACKSON - On April 18, 2013, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks finalized regulations for the 2013 Mississippi alligator hunting seasons on public waters and private lands.  The public waters season will expand this year to include more opportunities on specific public waterways statewide.  A total of 920 lottery-based permits will be available within 7 hunting zones across the state for the 10-day season which runs from August 30 - September 9.   Applications for permits can be purchased electronically at www.mdwfp.com/draws from June 3 - 17.  Applicants must be residents of Mississippi and at least 16 years of age.  Drawn applicants must attend a mandatory training course.  During the 2012 public waters season, more than 4,100 Mississippi residents submitted applications for the 810 available permits, and 513 alligators were harvested.  

A private lands alligator hunting season is also available to landowners whose properties meet specific qualifications within 28 open counties.  On-line applications for private lands permits will be accepted June 1 - July 1.

For more information regarding alligator hunting rules and regulations, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/alligator or call us at (601) 432-2199. 

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