Alligator Hunting Opportunities

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There are special restrictions and requirements to participate in alligator hunting opportunities in Mississippi. Please carefully read all regulations prior to submitting any application available here.

The alligator hunting season is separated into two categories; public waters and private lands.

The public waters season is restricted to the Pearl River north of Hwy 43 and south of the Coal Bluff State Park boat ramp. Applications must be submitted electronically, through any license dealer who sells MS hunting/fishing licenses. There is a non-refundable $5.00 application fee.

The private lands season is restricted to Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties. Hunters must receive permission from a landowner who owns at least ten (10) contiguous acres. Completed applications must be submitted by mail or delivered to the central office in Jackson. Applications may be printed from this website and are available at any MDWFP District Office or the Jackson Office. There is a non-refundable $5.00 application fee.

The deadline for applications is August 1, 2006. No applications will be accepted prior to July 17, 2006.

Number of available permits:  
  Public waters: 100 (50 permits for Sept. 8-10, 2006)
(50 permits for Sept. 15-17, 2006)
  Private lands: 40 Rankin Co. (Sept. 8-10 & 15-17)
  30 Madison Co. (Sept. 8-10 & 15-17)
  20 Hinds Co. (Sept. 8-10 & 15-17)