2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 20



alligator harvest season. Live or dead farm raised alligators may be transported
with their accompanying tags from a licensed alligator farm to a licensed
processing facility, however each shipment shall be accompanied with the
exact number of alligator hide tags. In the event that an alligator tag contains a
factory defect rendering it unusable for the purpose intended or becomes
detached from an alligator or hide, the tag must be reattached to the tail of the
alligator/hide. The department will be responsible for the replacement of
reattached tags prior to shipping out-of-state or prior to tanning within the
state. It shall be unlawful to tag or attempt to tag an alligator with a tag that
has been locked prior to the taking. Locked tags may be replaced upon request
at the discretion of the department. The alteration of hide tags is strictly
prohibited and will result in the confiscation of all tags and alligators/hides and
the revocation of the violator's alligator hunting license. Violation of this
Subparagraph is a Class Four violation as described in Title 56.
f. In the event that an alligator hide tag cannot be located when in the
possession of a Buyer/Dealer, then the following procedure shall be followed:
i. Following discovery of an untagged alligator or alligator hide by
the buyer/dealer, they shall notify the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries,
Coastal and Nongame Resources Division within 24 hours and the Department
of Wildlife and Fisheries will place a state tagging device on the alligator or
alligator hide.
ii. Upon discovery of an untagged alligator or alligator hide by
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries personnel, such personnel shall place a
state tagging device on the alligator or alligator hide.
iii. The state tagged alligator or alligator hide will remain in the
possession of the buyer/dealer following the placement of the state tagging
device until such time as the hide tag is located or until December 31st of that
year, whichever comes first. Upon presentation of the missing hide tag and the
corresponding buyer/dealer record which documents a match between the tag
number and the alligator/hide being held, and if the Department of Wildlife
and Fisheries then confirms that such tag number has not been previously
shipped, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries shall attach a replacement
alligator hide tag.
iv. If the buyer/dealer does not locate the missing hide tag following
the placement of the State tagging device by the end of the allotted time period
but is able to identify the tag number on a Department of Wildlife and
Fisheries issued or approved buyer/dealer record which documents a match
between the tag number and the skin being held, and if the Department of
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