Gator Hunting Season 1 Month Away

Gator Hunting Season 1 Month Away

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We can all thank the hit show "Swamp People" for making gator hunting so fascinating.

In fact, each year, gator hunting here in Alabama gets bigger and bigger. This year over 3,000 people registered for the much sought after tag. The bad news-- out of the 3,000 registrants, only 150 tags were issued.

The good news-- that's up from the 125 issued last year.

Game Wardens say they've expanded the hunting zone this year, making them able to distribute a few more tags.

Gator hunting here in the delta is quite different from what we see on Swamp People.

While professionals are allowed to hunt gators for a month in Louisiana, gator hunting is saved for recreational purposes in Alabama, making it very exciting for those who are lucky enough to get a hunting tag.

It's also very strict here. Gator season lasts just two weekends, you can only hunt at night, and there are only three specific zones where hunters can try their luck at catching a gator.

If you or a friend entered the lottery to get a tag, be sure you check to see if you nabbed one now. You'll have to go to www.outdooralabama.com and enter your registration number. You only have until tomorrow morning at 8:00 then alternates will be given the tags.

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