2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 18



ii. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Two violation as
described in Title 56.
d. Hooks and arrows may be used only when a line of at least 300pound test is securely attached to the hook or head of the arrow in such a
manner to prevent separation from the hook or head until the carcass is
retrieved. The other end of the line must be attached to a stationary or floating
object capable of maintaining the line above water when an alligator is
attached. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Two violation as described
in Title 56.
e. Alligator hunters shall inspect their hooks and lines and remove
captured alligators daily. All hooks and lines shall be removed when an
alligator hunter's quota is reached. In the event an alligator is hooked and the
hunter's quota has been reached the hunter must release the alligator in the
most humane method possible. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Two
violation as described in Title 56.
f. Baited hooks and lines may be set no more than 24 hours prior to
the general open season and shall be removed no later than sunset of the last
day of the open season. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Two
violation as described in Title 56.
g. No person possessing alligator hide tags issued for privately-owned
land or water may take alligators on adjacent publicly-owned water unless the
taking device is anchored to privately-owned land or the person is on
privately-owned land when the taking occurs, provided that any alligator
captured on a legal taking device that is anchored to privately-owned land or
held by a person on privately-owned land may be dispatched from a floating
craft on public water. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Two violation
as described in Title 56.
h. A person possessing alligator hide tags for publicly-owned areas
may take alligators by legal means from a floating craft on public water for
which the tags are issued.
6.
Alligator Hide Tag Procurement and Tagging Requirements
a. Alligator hide tags may be obtained as follows and only to properly
licensed alligator hunters and nongame quadruped breeders.
b. Landowners, Land Managers and Hunters. Upon application to the
department on forms provided for tag issuance, applications for alligator tag
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