Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
MDWFP Conducts Annual Alligator Surveys
JACKSON - Biologists and Conservation Officers from the
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP)
are conducting annual alligator surveys throughout the state to
monitor alligator populations. These surveys are conducted at night
along established routes, some as long as 34 miles in length, on 16
major river systems and lakes. Alligator population data obtained
from these surveys were instrumental in successfully removing the
American alligator from the endangered species list in 1987. In
addition, the survey data have helped support the most recent
expansion of alligator hunting opportunities. The deadline for
applying for a 2012 alligator hunting permit is June 15th.
For more information regarding alligator hunting rules and
regulations, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/alligator or call
us at 601-432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp
or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.
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