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Alabama has a rich hunting heritage with over 250,000 licensed hunters taking to the fields and forests each season. According to a recent report, hunting in Alabama provides more than 6 million man-days afield annually and a significant impact on our economy. To better serve Alabama hunters, the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division recently looked introspectively and developed Guiding Principles and Strategies to use as a measuring stick for future operations of our agency.
Alabama has tremendous natural diversity with more than 1.3 million acres of public hunting land and some of the most liberal seasons and bag limits in the nation. Alabama hunters have an opportunity to hunt many species, including, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, feral hogs, waterfowl, rabbits, squirrel, mourning doves, and many other species.
Hunting licenses are easily obtained or replaced if lost by visiting the licensing page of this website. Purchasing a license can be done in one of three ways:
1) Online by clicking here
2) By calling 1-888-848-6887
3) Visit a retail vendor in your community
Hunter Education and Shooting Range Information
Successfully completing a hunter education course is required for many hunting license buyers in Alabama. Please visit the hunter education page for complete information regarding the availability of hunter education courses and a shooting range in your area.
Laws, Regulations, Enforcement, Seasons and Bag Limits, Report a Violation
Alabama trapping and hunting seasons and bag limits are established through the Conservation Advisory Board and promulgated by the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Information regarding seasons and bag limits, reporting of violations, state laws and regulations, fines for game and fish violations, and other enforcement activities are available by clicking here.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System revised recommendations related to plantings for dove management. Please visit this site for the latest recommendations related to plantings and dove management.
Wildlife Management Areas, Where to Hunt, Youth Hunts, and Oak Mt. State Park Archery Deer Hunt Information
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries operates and maintains 37 Wildlife Management Areas across Alabama comprising 760,000 acres as well as 17 Physically Disabled Hunting Areas. The 2012-2013 WMA hunting schedule is available by clicking here. In addition, the U. S. Forest Service and Corps of Engineers allow public hunting on some of their lands in Alabama. There are many commercial hunting lodges that provide southern hospitality at its finest. Visit the "Where to Hunt" page for information regarding Alabama lands open to hunting. Detailed deer harvest information for each WMA is available on the publications page. Charts summarizing WMA deer harvest info is available by clicking here.
Federal and state laws allow the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries to schedule special hunting opportunities for our youth. Please click here for information regarding the various youth hunts scheduled in Alabama.
The Oak Mountain State Park Archery deer hunts are modeled after other urban deer control programs across the United States. These hunts have proven beneficial to the native vegetation and other natural resources in the park. The hunts are administered by the State Parks Division in a cooperative effort with Bowhunters of Alabama.
What to Hunt, Alligator Hunt, Deer, Turkey, Quail, and Feral Hog Info
Information regarding several Alabama species including alligators, mourning doves, deer, quail, waterfowl, turkey, and feral hogs. Downloadable brochures and books are also available from this page.
Hunter Resources, Harvest Information, Records of Alabama White-tail Deer, Field Judging Live White-tail Deer
This page contains links to useful downloads such as targets, landowner permission cards, moon phases, sunrise/set calculators, records of Alabama White-tailed Deer, and recipes.
Submit your deer harvest data on this site to provide valuable information to state wildlife biologists. Hunting clubs can obtain a summary of deer harvested on their club by entering all data into the database using one email address.
Enforcement and Wildlife Section employees work from 5 district offices located throughout the state and the headquarters office in Montgomery. Please click here for contact information (including names and email addresses) for the appropriate Enforcement and Wildlife Section offices.
Join a national monthly survey of hunters at http://www.huntersurvey.com/. This information is used to enhance hunting and shooting opportunities.