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Ready to hunt a gator? First... Paperwork!

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Alligator hunting applications will be accepted June 2 – 9 for persons interested in hunting during the 2014 alligator season on public waterways. 

Applications are available only at

For 2014, there are 7 public waterway zones with 920 total available alligator hunting permits; individuals may apply for any or all zones. 

All applicants must provide a current email address and possess a valid Mississippi hunting license, residents of Mississippi, and at least 16 years of age. Residents who are exempt from purchasing a hunting license may apply by validating their exempt status on the application. 

All drawn applicants will be notified via email within five working days of the June 9 deadline. 

Applications will be accepted June 1 – July 1 for private lands alligator hunting vouchers in the following counties; Adams, Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Claiborne, Copiah, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Leake, Leflore, Madison, Marion, Pearl River, Rankin, Simpson, Sharkey, Sunflower, Washington, Warren, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.

Private lands within the open counties must contain at least 20 acres of privately owned surface water to qualify for an alligator harvest voucher. 

Each property is limited to one application.  Each application requires special documentation and landowner permission. Private land applications may be downloaded and printed at

The deadline for submitting private lands applications is July 1.

The MDWFP requires that all persons selected for alligator hunting permits attend an alligator hunting training course to participate in the hunt.  The training courses will be held at Roosevelt State Park on August 2, Delta State University on August 9, and Jones Junior College on August 16.

For more information regarding alligator hunting rules and regulations, visit our website at or call us at (601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at

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