Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alligator Season Approaches

Planning on harvesting a new pair of boots?  Make sure you are up-to-date on all the changes to the alligator hunting season.  From the MDWFP website:

On March 18, 2015, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks approved the 2015 Alligator Hunting Season Administrative Rules including the associated changes for the permitting process for public water hunting.
The changes for the 2015 Public Waters Alligator Season include:
  • Elimination of the application/drawing process
  • Permits will be offered for sale on a First-Come-First-Serve basis beginning on July 14, at 9:00am. 
  • Payment for the Possession Permit and the Alligator Hunting License must be submitted immediately and is not refundable or transferable. 
  • Permits may only be purchased electronically via the MDWFP Website. 
  • Permits are limited to residents only. 
  • Each person is limited to only one permit in one hunting zone of their choice, if available. 
  • Possession Permit cost increased to $150 and the Alligator Hunting License is $25. 
  • A valid All Game type hunting license, Lifetime License, or Exempt License is required to purchase an alligator permit or license. 
  • Elimination of mandatory attendance to a MS Alligator Hunting Training Course for permitted hunters. 
  • A voluntary Alligator Hunting Training Course will be offered in Central Mississippi and registration will be required. 
  • Hunting Zones and permit allocation in each zone remains unchanged from 2014.

  • THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO THE PRIVATE LANDS SEASON or the private lands permitting process for 2015.

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