From Georgia Department of Natural Resources
-- The deadline for hunters to apply for an alligator permit for the 2012 season in Georgia is by midnight, July 31. Hunters must apply for an alligator quota hunt online to receive a temporary harvest tag (permit) and information packet by mail in early August.
Georgia’s alligator hunting season is Sept. 1 to Oct. 7. Hunters must apply online at www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota.
Hunters are advised to make sure their email address is correct so they can receive quota updates, confirmations and other notices about quota hunts. Application status can be checked online beginning Aug. 1.
Georgia has nine alligator zones. Of the top 5 alligators harvested in each zone last year, all were 11 feet or longer. The top 12 alligators overall were more than 13 feet long, the longest being 13 feet, 9 inches from Decatur County. The heaviest alligator harvested weighed 860 pounds and was taken in Quitman County.