Alligator Program Coordinator
Alligators may be found all across Mississippi. They are
most prevalent in the southern two-thirds of the state (south of Hw
82). While alligators typically avoid humans and human
activity, occassionally they do cause conflicts with humans.
Juvenile alligators often disperse into new territiories in the
late spring and early summer months. During this dispersal
they occassionally find themselves in unusual locations near human
development, such as; farm ponds, road ditches, highways, parking
lots, yards, swimming pools, neighborhood water landscape pools,
and even buildings. It is illegal and very dangerous for the
public to capture and remove or kill an alligator without special
permit from the MDWFP. As human developments
(residential and commercial) continue to encroach into more
rural areas of the state, increased interaction and conflicts with
wildlife are subject to occur. To report a nuisance alligator
please see Nuisance Alligator Information below.
2016 Season Harvest Report Summary Results Here
Alligator Harvest Report and Survey HERE:
ALLIGATOR SEASON DATES for 2016:
Public Waters Season: 12:00 noon August 26
- 12:00 noon September 5, 2016
Private Lands Season: 12:00 noon August 26
- 6:00 am September 19, 2016
Nuisance Alligator Program Information
Alligator Articles & Video
Alligators legally harvested and properly tagged by permitted
alligator hunters may only be sold to:
- a licensed MS Agent Alligator Trapper
- a person who possesses a MS Fur Dealer's License
- or a person who is licensed to purchase alligators in another
- They cannot be sold to anyone else for any reason.
The following contacts are MDWFP approved buyers and processors.
They have CITES Tags on hand for your convenience. They
will not receive any alligator or hide that is not properly tagged
with a MS Temporary Possession Tag.
- B and L Taxidermy and Processing, WHOLE CARCASSES or HIDES
ONLY, Danny Boler, 73 Standard Hill Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39183,
PH. (601) 634-6338 or (601) 218-9378
- Woodrow (Woody) Cain, MEAT PROCESSING PRIMARILY and
LIMITED HIDE OR CARCASS BUYING, 2133 Old Hwy 61 N., Port
Gibson, MS 39150, PH (601) 618-8261
- Dewayne Denton, MEAT PROCESSING PRIMARILY and LIMITED
HIDE OR CARCASS BUYING, 338 Denton Rd. Holcomb, MS 38940. PH
2016 Alligator Hunting Guide
August 23, 2016
Alligator Season on Public Waterways and Private Lands
will open at 12:00 Noon on August 26, 2016. Watch for news
updates here as they become available.
NEW RECORD LENGTH MALE ALLIGATOR ON PUBLIC
On Sunday, August 28, 2016 a NEW record length male alligator
for public waters was certified by the MDWFP Alligator Program
Coordinator, Ricky Flynt, in Vicksburg, MS.
The alligator, taken by the hunting party of Tiffany Wienke of
Vicksburg, measured 13 feet 7-7/8 inches, which beat the previous
record by a mere 1/8 inch. The alligator weighed 686 pounds
and had a belly girth of 59 inches and a tail girth of 43 inches.
The Wienke hunting party harvested the alligator near the
Mississippi River in Bayou Pierre in the Southwest Hunting
Alligator Season on public waters closes at 12:00 noon on
Monday, September 5, 2016.
Photo) Tiffany Wienke, William Wienke, Krissie Gibson, Tim Gibson,
Brandice Nowell, and Dusty Dubre. (Photo by R. Flynt -