2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 27



b.i. Alligator hunters receiving hide tags from the department are
responsible for disposition of all issued tags and must:
(a). complete an official alligator parts transaction form furnished
by or approved by the department for each alligator part transaction. These
forms shall be submitted to the department at the end of the calendar year;
(b). complete an official lost tag form, furnished by the department
for any hide tags lost or stolen. These forms shall be submitted to the
department within 15 days following the close of the season. Lost or stolen
tags will not be replaced;
ii. All unused tags must be returned to the department within 15
days following the close of the season;
iii. Each licensed alligator hunter disposing of one or more tagged
alligators or alligator skins deemed to be of no value, must:
(a). remove the CITES alligator tag(s) from each alligator/alligator
skin at the time of disposal;
(b). return to the department all CITES alligator tags removed from
disposed of alligators/alligator skins within 15 days following the close of the
season;
(c). provide the department total lengths by corresponding CITES
tag number of each alligator/alligator skin so disposed of within 15 days
following the close of the season.
iv. The department must be notified of any trophy skins not sold to
commercial buyers or dealers within 30 days following the close of the season,
on official forms provided by or approved by the department.
v. Each licensed alligator hunter selling alligator parts to a person
or a restaurant shall provide that person with a bill of sale for each transaction.
vi. All records of commercial transactions involving alligator parts
by alligator hunters shall be available for inspection by the department.
vii. The alligator hide tag fee and severance tax shall be collected by
the department from the alligator hunter who is shipping his own alligators or
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