One of the shortest hunting seasons in the state of Alabama draws to a close. Gator hunting season ended this morning. Overall–conservation officials say it was a good–average season. We checked in at about midnight and were told only half the gator tags had been redeemed thus far out of 150. This year they’ve had some giant alligators. Some have been very small just because hunters didn’t want to walk away empty handed. Hunters have to do a balancing act–passing over some gators in the water as they try to get the biggest one they can find.
There are two other spots in the state where gator hunting is also ending. If you didn’t get a tag this year the odds are slightly more in your favor next year thanks to a relatively new system that gives hunters who got passed over a better chance of getting picked in a random drawing.