Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Jim Godwin crouched next to a patch of white sand in the Conecuh National Forest last week and gently released a dark, 6-foot-long serpent. The threatened eastern indigo snake didn’t hesitate to slither quickly into the intended target, a gopher tortoise burrow.
Registration for Alabama’s regulated alligator hunts has ended. Selections will be available after 12 p.m. on July 12, 2017. If you are selected, you have until 8 a.m. on July 19, 2017 to accept your tag. If a tag is not accepted, the next name on the list will be notified and given 24 hours to respond. These notifications will continue until all vacancies have been obligated. You will need your Conservation ID and date of birth to gain access to your registrations and selection status.