Alabama Lawmaker Says Alligator Hunt Lottery is Illegal

Alabama State Senator Paul Sanford says the Alabama alligator permit random drawing is an illegal lottery because hunters have to pay a 6 dollar non-refundable fee for a spot in the drawing. He says the way to make it legal under Alabama law would be to send back the 6 dollars if a person doesn’t win a hunting tag, because then it wouldn’t be pay to play.