Agency sets state’s 2013 alligator-hunting season

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will issue 920 lottery-based permits for seven hunting zones for the 2013 alligator season.

The 10-day season runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9. A private lands season is also available to landowners whose properties meet specific qualifications within 28 open counties.

Applications for the regular alligator season can be purchased online at from June 3-17. On-line applications for private lands permits will be accepted from June 1 to July 1.

All applicants must be at least 16 years old and those who have their names drawn must attend a mandatory training course.

In 2012, more than 4,100 Mississippi residents submitted applications for 810 available permits, and 513 alligators were killed.

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  1. The MDWFP Sets 2013 Alligator Hunting Season | How To Be A Hunter Says:

    […] For those of you who live in Mississippi and wish to hunt alligator, there will be 920 lottery-based permits issued by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for 7 hunting zones.  It is a 10 day hunting season that will run from August 30 to September 9.  Anyone who is at least 16 years old who wishes to apply can purchase an application at their website from June 3 – June 17, and if drawn must attend a mandatory training.  This article can be found here: […]



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