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Outdoor Alabama confirms today is the first day of registration for alligator tags for 2020.

Spokesmen David Rainer of the  Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources states.

Alabama will celebrate its 15th alligator hunting season in 2020 as a remarkable recovery story continues for the American alligator.

Early in the 20th century, alligators in the U.S. had diminished to alarming numbers. Unregulated alligator harvest during this time prompted Alabama to protect the animals in 1938. In 1967 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the American alligator as an endangered species.

The state holds 4 zones for hunting gators this year.

  1. The Coastal Zone (50 tags)
  2. The Southeast Zone (40 tags)
  3. The West Central Zone (50 tags)
  4. The Lake Eufaula Zone (20 tags)

Who can apply?

Only residents and Lifetime License holders of the State of Alabama who are 16 years of age or older may apply for an Alligator Possession Tag (see License Requirements). Non-residents may only participate as alligator hunting assistants (see License Requirements). All persons in the boat must have a hunting license.

Cost:

Hunters will be allowed to register only one time per zone. The cost to apply per zone is $22. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted. Application fees are not refundable.

What do I need?

You must have a valid Conservation ID and email address to receive confirmation of your application.

For registration go to Outdoor Alabama's Website Here.

For further information about the sport and limits for this year's season check out this great article.