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Alligator Program 



Public Waters Season: August 29-September 8, 2014

  • Application period June 2 - June 9
  • (electronic application via this website - only) 
  • (one week only)
  • (must have a valid MS Hunting License to apply)
  • For Application Instructions go here: 

Private Lands Season: August 29-September 22, 2014

  • Application period: June 1 - July 1
  • (Mail-in application with all required documents) 
  • For Application Form and Instructions go here: 


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*** NOTICE ***

  • Packets for approved Private Land Permit applicants have been mailed effective July 14, 2014. 
  • The drawing is complete for all hunting zones and email notifications have been sent to winners.
  • The drawing for substitute slots was completed Wednesday, June 25. Emails have been sent and those winners must verify/register, as instructed, by July 3 @ 5:00 PM.  

You may check to see if you were drawn (Click here)

NOTE: Due to limited seating, Training Courses are only available to drawn Public Water applicants and permitted Private Lands Permt holders.


Alligator Hunting Records Broken in 2013 

All 4 categories of alligator hunting records have been broken during the 2013 alligator hunting season. UPDATED: September 10, 2013   
CLICK HERE for more details. 


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Alligators may be found all across Mississippi.  They are most prevalent in the southern two-thirds of the state (south of Hwy 82).  While alligators typically avoid humans and human activity, occassionally they do cause conflicts with humans.  Juvenile alligators often disperse into new territiories in the late spring and early summer months.  During this dispersal they occassionally find themselves in unusual locations near human development, such as; farm ponds, road ditches, highways, parking lots, yards, swimming pools, neighborhood water landscape pools, and even buildings.  It is illegal and very dangerous for the public to capture and remove or kill an alligator without special permit from the MDWFP.    As human developments (residential and commercial) continue to encroach into more rural areas of the state, increased interaction and conflicts with wildlife are subject to occur.

Ricky Flynt
Alligator Program Coordinator
(601) 432-2217


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