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Online registration for alligator hunting in Alabama

The 5-year-old victim and her grandfather were swimming at a Florida recreation area when an alligator attacked the girl from behind and bit her leg, according to her grandfather. (Source: US Air Force/MGN)
The 5-year-old victim and her grandfather were swimming at a Florida recreation area when an alligator attacked the girl from behind and bit her leg, according to her grandfather. (Source: US Air Force/MGN)
Published: May. 27, 2020 at 11:18 AM CDT
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The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ACDNR) will open online registration on June 2, at 8 a.m. for alligator hunting.

The Ala. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources says that a total of 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be distributed among five hunting zone. Only Alabama residents and Alabama lifetime license holders ages 16 years or older may apply.

A $22 administrative fee is required for all applicants interested in applying and hunters may register one time per zone. Tags are free, but selected hunters and their assistants must have a valid hunting licenses in their possession during the alligator hunt.

Here are the hunting zones, total tags issued per zone and dates as follows:

SOUTHWEST ALABAMA ZONE – 100 Tags

● Locations: Private and public waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties north of interstate 10, and private and public waters in Washington, Clarke and Monroe counties east of U.S. Highway 43 and south of U.S. Highway 84.

● Dates: Sunset on August 13, until sunrise on August 16. Sunset on August 20, until sunrise on August 23.

COASTAL ZONE – 50 Tags

● Locations: Private and public waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties south of Interstate 10.

● Dates: Sunset on August 13, until sunrise on August 16. Sunset on August 20, until sunrise on August 23.

SOUTHEAST ALABAMA ZONE – 40 Tags

● Locations: Private and public waters in Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Russell counties (excluding public Alabama state waters in Walter F. George Reservoir/Lake Eufaula and its navigable tributaries).

● Dates: Sunset on August 8, until sunrise on September 7.

WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA ZONE – 50 Tags

● Locations: Private and public waters in Monroe (north of U.S. Highway 84), Wilcox and Dallas counties.

● Dates: Sunset on August 13, until sunrise on August 16. Sunset on August 20, until sunrise on August 23.

LAKE EUFAULA ZONE – 20 Tags

● Locations: Public state waters only in the Walter F. George Reservoir/Lake Eufaula and its navigable tributaries, south of Alabama Highway 208 at Omaha Bridge (excludes Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge).

● Dates: Sunset August 14, until sunrise October 5.

To register for the 2020 alligator hunts, visit

. All registration must be completed by July 8, at 8 a.m.

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