2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 22



b.
The open areas are as follows.
i. For the general open season, those areas designated by the
biological staff of the department as alligator habitat and which can sustain an
alligator harvest.
ii. The department may select public lakes and lands for an
experimental alligator hunting program. The harvest will be controlled by a tag
allotment for each lake as determined by department personnel. Applicants for
public lake hunting must be 16 years of age or older. Applications must be
received by the date specified on the annual application form. A public
drawing will be held to select hunters. An alligator hunter can receive tags for
and hunt on only one public lake per season. The tag quota for each lake and
hunter will be established by the biological staff of the department. Alligator
tags issued on public lakes and lands are nontransferable.
iii. Wild alligators in the remainder of the state may be taken only
under provisions as prescribed by the department.
iv. The open alligator egg collection season shall include those areas
designated by the biological staff of the department as alligator habitat which
can sustain an egg collection harvest and egg quotas will be determined by
department biologists.
c. The daily and season quota is equal to the number of valid alligator
hide tags that a licensed alligator hunter possesses. Violation of this
Subparagraph is a Class Four violation as described in Title 56.
d. Harvest rates will be calculated annually by department personnel
based on biological data. Alligator hide tag allotments will be established prior
to issuance of alligator hunting licenses.
8.
Possession
a. No person shall possess alligators or alligator hides in Louisiana
without valid official tags properly attached in the tail using the locking device
as prescribed in Subsection A.6.e. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class
Four violation as described in Title 56.
b. Alligator farmers may request hide tags or shipping labels from the
department to be used on farm-raised alligators that have died and may hold
those alligators in freezers until receipt of the requested hide tags or shipping
labels. These alligators may be held in freezers for a maximum of 60 days
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