Alligator Hunting Season Kicks Off with Registration

AP_543134251920Let the quest for alligator hunting begin in Alabama.

Registration for the state’s 11th regulated alligator hunting began Friday. Residents interested in hunting in any of the state’s four hunting zones should complete the registration by 8 a.m. on July 12.

Hunting season begins Aug. 11 and 260 tags are up for grabs.

The administrative fee to apply for an alligator possession tag is $22 and individuals may register one time per zone.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says the tag is free but selected hunters and their assistants are required to have valid hunting licenses in their possession while hunting.

Only Alabama residents over the age of 16 can apply for a tag.

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