Mississippi alligator hunting

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks Alligator site

Application Dates: Permits will be offered for sale on a First-Come-First-Serve basis beginning on July 14, at 9:00am. Apply Here

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

Hunting Season: 12:00 noon August 28 - 12:00 noon September 7, 2015

Hunting Hours: Alligators may be hunted 24 hours

Legal Methods Of Take: Capture methods are restricted to hand-held snares, snatch hooks (hand-held or rod/reel), harpoons (with attached line/buoy), and bowfishing equipment (w/ line attached from bow to arrow or line/buoy, bowfishing arrow tips only, no broadheads, and no tips containing cartridges, or other explosive devises). No bait is allowed. Before dispatch alligator must have a noose or snare secured around the neck or leg in a manner that the alligator is controlled.

Mississippi Alligator Links

2014 Season - Harvest Summary
2013 Season - Harvest Summary
2012 Season - Harvest Summary
2015 REGULATIONS - (Dates, Zone Descriptions, Methods of Take/Harvest, etc)
2015 Public Water ZONES MAP
Public Waterways Map per MS Department of Environmental Quality
Public Waterways List per MS Department of Enviromental Quality