SOCIAL CIRCLE — The deadline to apply for an alligator permit for the 2012 season in Georgia is July 31.
Hunters must apply for an alligator quota hunt online with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division before midnight July 31. Selected hunters will receive a temporary harvest tag (permit) and information packet by mail in early August. The 2012 alligator hunting season is Sept. 1-Oct. 7.
• Go to www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting/quota. Then click on “Access the NEW Quota Hunt System!”
• Read the instructions under the “About” tab.
• Create an account, even if you have had an account in the old system. (The new system was launched in 2012.)
• Apply using the instructions provided under the “About” tab.
Applicants’ email addresses must be correct so they can receive quota updates, confirmations and other notices about quota hunts. Application status can be checked through the online account starting Aug. 1.