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2024 Alligator Permit Application

Please Review Before Proceeding

You will need your MDWFP Customer Number to complete this application.

Your MDWFP Customer Number can be found on your MDWFP Hunting/Fishing License

  • The zone you select will be the final zone you purchase if you are drawn.
  • Your application transaction today is NOT REFUNDABLE and NOT TRANSFERABLE to another person.
  • You must have an updated email to receive all notifications and updates after registration.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age by date of application.
  • All sales are final.
  • In order to purchase an Alligator Possession Permit ($200), you will have to also purchase a Alligator Hunting License ($25). In addition, you are not eligible to purchase an alligator permit unless you possessed one of the following valid licenses:
    • (Sportsman, All Game H/F, Small Game H/F, Apprentice Sportsman, Apprentice All Game, Apprentice Small Game, Senior Exempt, Disabled Exempt, or Lifetime License)
    • Lifetime License holders are exempt from the purchase of the Alligator Hunting License ($25).
    • Hunter Education requirements do apply. If you have been certified in hunter education and are unable to attend a hunter education course prior to the hunt, you may purchase an Apprentice License in lieu of a combination type license. The apprentice License is available as a one-time purchase for hunters who have never been certified in hunter education. It is valid for only one year.

Purchase Alligator Application from June 3rd to June 10th

You can purchase your Alligator application and choose the zone you wish to hunt online, at any location that sells MS Hunting/Fishing Licenses, and by phone (1-800-5GO-HUNT). Applications may be purchased between 10:00 AM on June 3rd through 10:00 AM on June 10th.

June 17th and June 24th after 12:00 noon check back to see the status of the Alligator drawing

The winners will receive a confirmation email with a link to purchase your zone permit, and you can check if you won here. If needed, a second drawing will occur on June 24th to draw winners to fill any unpurchased permits that remain from the first drawing.

Purchase Your Zone Permit

If you were selected for the Alligator drawing, you may purchase your permit here.

Wait for Your Permit, License, and Tags to be mailed

After successfully completing the permit purchase process, your Alligator Permit, License, and Temporary Possession Tags will be mailed to you. The Tags are attached to the Permit and License (printed on orange paper). The Tags are perforated and tear off of the Permit. If you do not receive the packet in the mail by July 22, please contact the MDWFP at (601) 432-2217.

Go Hunt!

The 2024 Alligator season opens August 30th and concludes September 9th.

Payment info:
  • Online: Pay online at your convenience
  • In person: Pay at MDWFP or any location that sells MS Hunting/Fishing Licenses
  • By phone: (1-800-5GO-HUNT)
Contact info:
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks