LDWF Postpones the Opening of the East Zone Alligator Harvest Season Due to TS Isaac

Release Date: 08/27/2012


Aug. 27, 2012 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is postponing the opening of the EAST ZONE 2012 Wild Alligator Harvest Season due to the impending landfall of Tropical Storm Isaac. The Aug. 29 opening in the East Zone has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1.


At this time, the West Zone alligator season is still scheduled to open on Sept. 5., pending assessment of storm impacts and the progression of alligator harvest in the East Zone. For a zone map and complete list of parishes within the East and West zones go to: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wildlife/alligator-hunting .


All alligator hunters are urged to verify that their selected buyer will be open to buy harvested alligators, prior to beginning any harvest effort.   


For more information on alligator season, contact Noel Kinler at 337-373-0032 or nkinler@wlf.la.gov.