Alligator Hunting News

Many Texas Hunt Applications Due August 12th

Hunters hoping to take advantage of economical quality hunts on state-managed lands are reminded of upcoming application deadlines. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be offering adult and youth only hunts by special drawing for a wide variety of species as part of its Public Hunting Program.

Applications for several hunt categories, including all archery only and crossbow hunts, pronghorn, and TPWD private lands hunts are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. All gun deer and youth deer hunt category applications must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.

Florida's Remaining Alligator Permits on Sale June 30th

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin the second phase of accepting applications for a chance to obtain highly coveted permits to participate in the statewide alligator harvest.

Alligator harvest permits issued during this phase are on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. (EDT) June 30 through 11:59 p.m. (EDT) July 6. Applicants in Phase II are limited to one permit. Those who purchased a permit during Phase I may not apply.  Payments for permits awarded in Phase I will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on June 29.

Louisiana DWF 2010 Alligator Hunts
In order to increase alligator harvest opportunities, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct alligator lottery hunts on 4 Coastal and Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 13 Wildlife Division WMAs and 20 public lakes for the 2010 alligator harvest season.
Mississippi Alligator App Deadline June 15th
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks will began accepting applications for the 2010 Alligator Hunting Season on June 1. There are hunting opportunities on both public waters and private lands.
Georgia Sets Fall Alligator Hunting Season
For each of the past eight years, the number of applicants wishing to participate in an alligator quota hunt continues to grow. In 2009, almost 6,000 hunters submitted applications. Beginning this year, 850 applicants will be selected to participate – an increase of 150 permits – in the 2010 alligator hunting season which runs Sept. 4-Oct. 3.
Florida Gator Hunters Must Resubmit Applications
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is working to get things back on track after learning about a problem with alligator hunting permit applications.
South Carolina Alligator Applications Now Accepted
Beginning May 1st, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) started accepting online applications for the 2010 Public Alligator Hunting season.
Florida Alligator Apps Accepted Beginning May 5th
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting applications May 5 for a chance to obtain highly coveted permits to participate in the statewide alligator harvest.
Georgia Hearing Regarding Alligator Regulation Changes
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division will hold a public hearing on April 14, 2010 for the public to comment on a proposed change to alligator hunting regulations.
Arkansas Spring Turkey Season Will Remain Shorter
For the fourth consecutive year, commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have agreed that a shorter season is needed to match gobbler harvest to recent below-average turkey brood production. It also will allow more hens to breed and start nesting before hunters take to the woods.