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Approved On: April 25, 2019
Effective On: April 25, 2019

It is unlawful to hunt, buy, sell or possess an American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) or other crocodilian species, or any part, nest or eggs.


  1. Any alligator or other crocodilian species seized or otherwise acquired by the Commission may be sold.
  2. Any cured and mounted trophies and articles manufactured from the lawfully acquired skins or hides or other parts of any alligator or other crocodilian species.
  3. An alligator may be possessed for display and educational purposes in compliance with a written permit issued by the Chief of Wildlife Management. Only established facilities such as state and federal parks, zoos, aquariums, commercial or privately operated nature centers or similar entities may possess alligators or other crocodilian species for public display or bona fide educational purposes in compliance with a letter of authorization issued by the chief of Wildlife Management (facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums are exempt).
  4. Personnel authorized by the Commission and engaged in the removal of nuisance alligators in compliance with the current AGFC Nuisance Alligator Procedure.
  5. In compliance with Codes 05.01,12.03, Chapter 33.00, and Addendum A1.10.

PENALTY: Class 3

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