Online registration for Alabama’s 2017 alligator hunts will run through 8 a.m. on July 11. A total of 260 alligator tags will be drawn allowing gator hunters to try their luck in one of four hunting zones.
The cost to apply for a tag is $22 and individuals may register one time per zone. The $22 fee only guarantees that you will get your name in the hat. The tags are drawn at random by computer.
Only Alabama residents ages 16 years or older may apply for tags. Any hunter chosen, as well as those they select to help them during the hunt, must have valid hunting licenses in their possession while hunting. You may register for an alligator tag atwww.outdooralabama.com.
Hunters will be randomly selected by computer to receive one tag each. The tags are not transferable to other hunters to prevent scalping. The process utilizes a preference-point system that increases the odds for those who register every year to be chosen for a tag. If an applicant skips a year and does not register for the hunt, or is selected for a hunt, the preference point status is forfeited.
Tag winners will be listed online at www.outdooralabama.com on July 12 after 12 p.m. Those selected to receive a tag must confirm their acceptance online by 8 a.m. on July 19. After that date, alternates will be notified to fill any vacancies.
Tag winners must attend a mandatory WFF alligator-hunting course in the zone for which they were selected. If hunter has received a tag and attended a previous course, they are exempted from this requirement.
Should a hunter be chosen for a tag at two or more locations, they must choose which location they would like to hunt. The slot for locations not chosen will be filled from a list of randomly selected alternates.