2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 21



Wildlife and Fisheries then confirms that subject tag number has not been
previously shipped, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries may, in its
discretion, issue a replacement alligator hide tag.
v. The failure of the buyer/dealer to produce the correct hide tag
and/or correct documentation by the end of the allotted time period shall
constitute a violation of this Subparagraph.
vi. The previous or subsequent attachment to an alligator or alligator
hide of the missing hide tag as described above shall constitute a violation of
this Subparagraph.
vii. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Four violation as
described in Title 56.
7.
Open Season, Open Areas, and Quotas
a.
Open seasons are as follows.
i. The state shall be divided into the East and West Alligator
Hunting Zones by the following boundary: Beginning at the southwestern
most part of Point Au Fer Island thence North along the western boundary of
Terrebonne Parish to the Atchafalaya River, thence north along the
Atchafalaya River to the East Atchafalaya Protection Levee, thence north
along the East Atchafalaya Protection Levee, to Interstate 10, thence east along
Interstate 10 to Interstate 12, thence east along Interstate 12 to Interstate 55,
thence north along Interstate 55 to the Mississippi state line. The season for
taking alligators in the wild shall open on the last Wednesday of August in the
East Zone and the first Wednesday of September in the West Zone and will
remain open for 30 days thereafter in each zone. The secretary shall be
authorized to close, extend, delay, or reopen the season as biologically
justifiable.
ii. Nuisance control hunters may take nuisance alligators at any
time as prescribed by the department.
iii. Farm raised alligators may be taken at any time following the
issuance of hide tags by the department.
iv. The open season for collection of alligator eggs from the wild
shall be from May 15 through September 1 of each calendar year. Violation of
this Clause is a Class Four violation as described in Title 56.
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