2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 23



prior to disposal. All farm raised alligators 24 inches and greater in length that
die may be skinned and tagged with an alligator hide tag within 48 hours of
death during the open wild alligator harvest season, or within 7 days of death
outside of the open wild alligator harvest season. Violation of this
Subparagraph is a Class Three violation as described in Title 56.
c. No person other than a licensed alligator hunter, licensed alligator
farmer, licensed fur buyer or licensed fur dealer may possess a tagged or
labeled alligator, a tagged raw or salted hide of an alligator at any time,
provided that legally documented tagged or labeled alligators or tagged hides
may be possessed without license while in transit, or during processing for
tanning or taxidermy. However, properly tagged and documented alligators or
hides may be stored at any location at the owner's discretion. Violation of this
Subparagraph is a Class Four violation as described in Title 56.
d. No person other than a licensed alligator farmer or licensed
nongame quadruped exhibitor shall possess live alligators at any time other
than by a permit issued by the department upon request for use in displays and
educational purposes, and by holders of valid department issued permits for
scientific purposes. Live, farm raised alligators and their accompanying
alligator hide tags may be held for processing by a properly licensed alligator
skinning facility without a license or permit. Violation of this Subparagraph is
a Class Four violation as described in Title 56.
e. No person other than a licensed alligator farmer or licensed
nongame quadruped exhibitor shall possess alligator eggs at any time other
than department permitted designated collection agents assisting a licensed
and permitted alligator farmer during wild egg collection, or a holder of a valid
department issued permit for scientific purposes. Violation of this
Subparagraph is a Class Four violation as described in Title 56.
f. Any alligators hatched from scientific permits issued by the
department shall be returned to the wild under departmental supervision
following completion of the research project. Violation of this Subparagraph is
a Class Two violation as described in Title 56.
9.
Importation, Exportation, Purchase, and Sale
a. Live alligators may be brought into the state only if the person,
firm or corporation bringing the alligators into the state has obtained written
permission from the department. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class
Four violation as described in Title 56.
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