Louisiana alligator hunting

While much of Lousiana hunting is thru private lands there is a lottery for some of the public access
Lousiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Alligator lottery site

Application Dates: Applications must be filled out completely and returned/postmarked by the date indicated on the application (usually around the first week of July). Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $5 check or money order made payable to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Only one of the three available lottery alligator harvest applications (CNR Division WMA, Wildlife Division WMA or Wildlife Division Public Lakes) may be submitted per person. An applicant may only apply for one WMA/public lake.

Age and residency requirement: 16 or older, Must be resident

Hunting Season:
East Zone - Opens last Wednesday in August and goes for 30 days
West Zone - Opens first Wedsneday of September and goes for 30 days

Hunting Hours: Alligator may only be removed from hook and line and other capture methods between sunrise and sunset.

Legal Methods Of Take: Hook and line (300# or more); long (including compound) bow and barbed arrow; and firearms

Louisiana Alligator Links

2015 LOTTERY WMA ALLIGATOR HARVEST APPLICATION - CNR WMAS
2015 LOTTERY WMA ALLIGATOR HARVEST APPLICATION - WILDLIFE WMAS
2015 LOTTERY PUBLIC LAKES ALLIGATOR HARVEST APPLICATION - WILDLIFE PUBLIC LAKES