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Alligator Application Process


Welcome to the application process for permits to hunt alligators on public waters in Mississippi during the 2017 Alligator Hunting Season (August 25-September 4, 2017).

The 1st Drawing for 2017 Public Water Alligator Hunting Permits will take place on June 14, 2017.

  • A random drawing for each hunting zone will be completed on about June 14 by a third-party-entity.
  • A second drawing will occur on about June 26 to draw winners to fill any unpurchased permits that remain from the first drawing in each alligator hunting zone.
  • The second drawing will consist of all applicants who were not drawn in the first drawing.
  • The second drawing will occur only for zones that have unpurchased permits remaining from the first drawing.

How will winners be notified? 

  • Notifications will be sent via email to the winners, or you may “Check Your Status” here to see if you have been drawn after 12:00 Noon on June 14th.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to complete their online permit purchase. PERMIT PURCHASES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 12:00 NOON ON JUNE 16th.
  • The permit cost is $200.
  • Winners of the 2nd drawing will be notified by email and will also be provided a link to purchase their permit.  They will have 48 hours to purchase their permit.

How will I receive my permits and tags?

  • Winners who successfully purchase their permit will receive their Permit/License/Tags in the mail in approximately 2 weeks.
  • The Temporary Possession Tags are attached to the paper Permit/License and are to be torn off, signed, and placed onto your alligator, as required. 

Can you still apply for a permit?  The application deadline was June 7th.  No additional applications will be accepted.


Please check back to this page after 12:00 Noon on June 14th for updates.


A 2017 Alligator Hunting Guide will be mailed to you separately from your permit.

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