Do you have $5 and feel lucky?
325 lucky alligator tag lottery winners will set out across nearly 40 public lands this Fall to take down an estimated 850 magnificent (and delicious) gators.
You must be a Louisiana resident.
You must be at least 16 years of age.
You must purchase a resident alligator hunting license ($25)
You must pay a set fee per alligator tag issued ($40 per tag)
The harvest of wild and domestic alligators in our great state brings in $57 million annually. Think about what an excellent resource these creatures are for Louisiana.
Remember, when you’re on the hunt, that alligators can run up to 35 mph. A wily, mature gator could easily overtake Usain Bolt, the fastest human on earth. Bolt can barely run 27 mph for a short burst. I’d pay to see Bolt vs a Louisiana gator in a Wide World of Sports-style footrace with Jim McKay on commentary.
Here’s a link to the lottery allocation page.
If you spot a nuisance alligator in the New Orleans area you may call 504-284-5269 for help
Here’s our definitive article on Louisiana alligators.
Good luck with the hunt.