Alligator season: Permit applications can be submitted June 1

A total of 960 permits will be available within seven hunting zones across the state for the 2021 10-day alligator hunting season on public waters.  Applications for permits will be accepted by Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) from June 1-8.  The season begins Aug. 27 and runs through Sept. 6.

Permits are issued through a random drawing and an online application is required. Applications must be submitted online at, between 10 a.m. June 1 and 10 a.m. June 8.  You must be a resident of Mississippi and at least 16 years old at the time of application. Any nonresident with a Mississippi Lifetime License is eligible.

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