Alligator hunting season opens Friday in Mississippi


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s 2019 alligator season officially opens Friday at noon.

WLBT-TV reports the season will open for 10 days and will close at noon on Monday, Sept. 9.

A total of 960 permits in seven hunting zones across the state were offered in two random drawings. This is the 15th year of public waterway alligator hunting in the state and wildlife officials say they expect high participation.

Flynt also reminds hunters that all persons, 16 years of age or older, who are in a vessel with, or assisting a permit holder, must possess a Lifetime Hunting License or an Alligator Hunting License and a valid prerequisite hunting license. For more information call 601-432-2199.