2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 11



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General Rules
a. No person shall take, possess, purchase or sell alligators, alligator
eggs, alligator hides, alligator parts, or goods manufactured from alligators,
except as provided in these regulations and Title 56.
b. Each alligator, alligator hide, alligator egg, or alligator part taken or
possessed in violation of these regulations shall constitute a separate offense.
c. Alligators or hides of alligators harvested in Louisiana shall be
tagged in accordance with provisions as prescribed in Subparagraph A.6.e of
this Section and deviation from those requirements shall be a violation and
subject hides to confiscation. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Four
violation as described in Title 56.
d. Pole hunting is prohibited. It is legal for a hunter to retrieve a shot
alligator with a hook pole or to retrieve with a hook pole an alligator taken on
a hook and line. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Two violation as
described in Title 56.
e. An alligator hunter must possess on his person one or more current
alligator hide tags issued for the property on which he is hunting; and if
participating in a joint hunting operation at least one licensed hunter needs to
possess current hide tags issued for the property on which they are hunting
among a group of licensed hunters who are physically present in the same
location. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Two violation as described
in Title 56.
f. No person shall release any alligator from any taking device for
any purpose without first dispatching the alligator, except as provided in
Subparagraph A.5.e. After the alligator is removed from the taking device the
hide tag shall be properly attached immediately upon possession. Violation of
this Subparagraph is a Class Four violation as described in Title 56.
g. Taking or collection of any wild alligator illegally is strictly
prohibited. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Four violation for each
alligator taken as described in Title 56. All alligators taken in violation of this
Subparagraph shall be confiscated and in addition to all other penalties
provided herein, all alligator licenses of any type held by the offender(s) shall
be revoked for a period of three calendar years. If violation(s) of this
Subparagraph involves a farm operation, no alligators shall be raised or
propagated on the offender's facilities for a period of three calendar years. Any
live alligator(s) confiscated pertinent to any violation of this Subparagraph
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