2017 Gator Hunting Season Opens in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – 14 gators were brought to the scales after night one of gator hunting season in the Southwest region of Alabama.  The hunting season in the Southwest zone will go until August 13 at 6 a.m.  It will reopen Thursday, August 17 at 8 p.m. and go until Sunday, August 20 at 6 a.m.

Chris Nix, an Alligator Hunting Coordinator, says 150 tags were given for the season and there is usually a 60-65% success rate.

Send us your photos from gator hunting season so we can add them to our gallery.

Look for a full report on the first night of gator hunting season tonight on News 5.

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