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Alligator Hunting Application Closes July 31
July 24, 2014
When you think of hunting in Georgia, what animal comes to mind? Deer? Bears? Turkey? How about alligators? It turns out alligator hunting in Georgia is a popular hobby.
In the early 20th century, alligator populations began to diminish until they were listed as an endangered species in 1967. Twenty years later, they bounced back. Through the hard work of our wildlife professionals, alligators were taken off the endangered list in 1987.
Today, alligators flourish in Georgia to the point where we can manage their population by controlled hunting seasons.
Before you get outside to find some alligators, look into the resources provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Additionally, here are a few important facts to know about hunting alligators in Georgia: