Trade Deer for Alligator Hunting in Mississippi!

Alligator hunting applications will be accepted from residents June 1-15 for the 2012 alligator season on public waterways in portions of Mississippi.

Applications may be purchased only from the MDWFP website, Applicants must be residents of Mississippi and at least 16 years of age.

This season there are six public waterway zones with 810 total available alligator hunting permits. A $10 application fee per zone is required; interested hunters may apply for any or all zones. All drawn applicants will be notified via email within five working days after the July 15 deadline.

Private lands

Also for 28 open counties, applications will be accepted from June 1 – July 1 for private lands alligator hunting vouchers. Each property must have 20 acres of privately owned surface water. There is a limit of one application per property and special requirements must be met to qualify.

For more information regarding private land applications visit

MDWFP requires that all persons selected for alligator hunting permits attend an alligator hunting training course to participate. Training course dates and locations are: Jones Junior College – Aug. 4, Delta State University – Aug. 11, and Roosevelt State Park – Aug. 18.