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Department of wildlife sets alligator season

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved rule changes for the 2018 alligator hunting season on public waters and private lands in Mississippi.

The statewide public waters season will offer 930 permits within seven hunting zones across the state for the 10-day season, August 31 – September 10, 2018. The process for issuing permits will remain the same as in 2017, which is an electronic application process followed by a random drawing of applicants.

Applications will be accepted from June 1-7, 2018 via the MDWFP website. The first drawing will take place on or about June 13th.

A private lands alligator hunting season is available to landowners whose properties meet specific qualifications within 34 open counties and Grenada County has been added for the private lands season for 2018.

Applications and instructions for private lands permits are available online. Applications with all required documents are accepted by mail to the Jackson Central Office beginning May 1st and must be submitted by July 1st.

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