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Alligator hunting season open

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Alligator Hunting season is open. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced that the 2018 Public Waters Alligator Hunting season will be open for 10 days and will close at noon on Monday, September 10th.

Photo courtesy of Lee Dalco Turner.

This year, a total of 930 permits throughout 7 hunting zones across the state were offered during two random drawings. Over 4,000 people sent in their applicants through the process which took place in mid-June.

In its 14th year of public waterway hunting in Mississippi, Ricky Flynt, the Alligator Program Coordinator for the MDWFP said they are expecting high participation among hunters in the state this year.

“Alligator hunters should experience good hunting conditions with favorable weather and most river levels being slightly above normal depths for this time of year, which will improve navigation on waterways across most of the state,” Flynt said.

Flynt added that all hunters, 16 years or older, who are in a vessel with or assisting a permit holder, must possess an Alligator Hunting License ($25), as well as, a valid prerequisite hunting license.

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