The state of Alabama sanctions Alligator hunting in the summertime for only a few days. Competition for licenses is tough. Applications are submitted, then licensees are chosen by drawing. This season runs from August 8th thru the 24th in various counties in the state. Hunting hours are for night owls. Hunters are only allowed to hunt between the hours of 8 PM and 6 AM.
So far, the hunt has been successful.
This little guy weighs in at 1,000 pounds, and is a smiggin over 15 feet long. That’s a lot of luggage right there.
And if you’re curious, there is a bag limit:
Each person receiving an Alligator Possession Tag will be allowed to harvest one (1) alligator. Alligators harvested in the Southeast Alabama zone must be a minimum of eight (8) feet in length.
This is serious business. Well, maybe not completely serious.