Hunting licenses for alligator season are available online

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 3, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Alligator sport hunting licenses will be available at LDWF field offices as well as online from authorized vendors.  This new method of acquiring the licenses began Aug. 1. Previously, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries alligator sports hunting licenses were only available in person.

The license allows individuals the ability to harvest alligators while being guided by a licensed hunter possessing alligator tags from LDWF. An alligator sport license is $25 for Louisiana residents and $150 for non-residents.

 “Our aim at LDWF is to make all licenses as easy to purchase as possible,” LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet said. “We’re glad to be able to offer our alligator sport hunting license online and through our other vendors. We hope the public will take advantage of this convenience.”

Alligator hunting season begins in Louisiana’s eastern zone Aug. 28 and in the western zone Sept. 4. Each zone remains open for 30 days from the opening date.

To purchase a license online, go to

For more information, go to or contact Jeb Linscombe at or 337-735-8671.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at