2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 17



j. No person shall ship or transport alligators out of the state without
first applying for and receiving an alligator shipping label which shall be
affixed to each shipment of alligators and is properly completed and validated
by department personnel. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Three
violation as described in Title 56.
k. Every alligator hunter or alligator farmer shipping or transporting
his own catch of alligator skins out of state is liable for the alligator hide tag
fee and the severance tax thereon, and shall apply for an official out of state
shipping tag to be attached to the shipment and shall pay the alligator hide tag
fee and the severance tax prior to shipment. Violation of this Subparagraph is a
Class Two violation as described in Title 56.
l. Valid holders of alligator hunter license, nongame quadruped
breeder license, fur dealers license and alligator parts dealer license must
comply with the receiving state/country requirements and with federal
licensing, tagging and permit requirements to engage in interstate and
international commerce involving alligators, alligator hides, alligator parts and
fully manufactured alligator hide products. Violation of this Subparagraph is a
Class Two violation as described in Title 56.
5.
Wild Harvest Methods
a. Alligators taken from the wild may be removed from hook and
line, and other legal capture devices which may be used, only during daylight
hours, between official sunrise and official sunset. Violation of this
Subparagraph is a Class Four violation as described in Title 56.
b. There are no size restrictions on wild alligators taken during the
general open season.
c.i.
Legal methods for taking alligators in the wild are as follows:
(a). hook and line;
(b). long (including compound) bow and barbed arrow; and
(c). firearms (the possession of shotguns is prohibited while
hunting or taking wild alligators; except as authorized by the department for
taking of nuisance alligators by nuisance alligator hunters).
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