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How to Prepare for the Alligator Hunting Permit Application Process
5/18/2018 9:52:06 AM
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Applications will be available for purchase online via the MDWFP Website beginning June 1 and will be available through June 7, 2018. The application is free. There is a processing fee ($2.39) for all applications.  A credit card or debit card is required for online purchases.  Applications may also be purchased over-the-counter at any location that sells MS Hunting/Fishing Licenses. Applicants may apply in only one the seven alligator hunting zones of their choice.  Applicants must be at least 16 years of age prior to June 1 and must possess a valid resident pre-requisite hunting license or a Lifetime License at the time of purchase (See list of eligible licenses below).

Applicants must have one of the following licenses to be eligible to apply: a valid Mississippi Sportsman License, All-Game Hunting/Fishing License, Small Game Hunting/Fishing License, Apprentice Sportsman License, Apprentice All Game License, Apprentice Small Game License, Senior Exempt License, Disabled Exempt License, or Lifetime License.

  • There is a processing fee ($2.39) for all applications.
  • A valid email address is required to apply.
  • Notifications to drawn applicants will be sent via email, therefore, make sure you have a valid email address that you will check regularly.
  • Check your current MS hunting license to be sure it is an eligible license (See list above).
  • If your license is eligible, check to make sure your that it will not be expired on the day of application purchase.
  • If your license is not eligible or if you do not possess a license, purchase an eligible license at least 24 hours prior to the day that you plan to purchase the application to allow processing and data updates in the license system. 
  • If you have an eligible license, but it will expire prior to June 1-7, then renew your license in advance of June 1-7.
  • If you are a full time college student in MS, but are a non-resident, you are eligible for a resident license, and therefore eligible to apply, if you possess the resident license prior to the application period. 
  • If you are full-time military and a non-resident stationed at a Mississippi military base, you are eligible for a resident license, and therefore eligible to apply, if you possess the resident license prior to the application period. 
  • Email notifications will be sent to winners on or about 12:00 Noon on June 13.
  • Winners will have until 12:00 Noon, June 15 to complete the purchase of their Alligator Hunting Possession Permit ($200).
  • Any unpurchased permits will revert back into a 2nd drawing that will occur on or about June 25.
  • Winners of the 2nd Drawing will be notified in the same manner and have until 12:00 Noon, June 27 to purchase their Alligator Hunting Possession Permit.

View more information on the Alligator Program page.

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