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Alabama Hunting

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Some of the most liberal bag limits in the country

Terrain

Pine forests, fertile farmland plateaus, low ridges and valleys, and swampy lowlands

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Alligator
Alligator – West & Southwest (Part 1)
By special permit only. West Central Zone, Coastal Zone, and Southwest Zone.
Aug 11, 2022 Aug 14, 2022
Alligator
Alligator – Southest
By special permit only. Southeast Zone.
Aug 13, 2022 Sep 5, 2022
Alligator
Alligator – West & Southwest (Part 2)
By special permit only. West Central Zone, Coastal Zone, and Southwest Zone.
Aug 18, 2022 Aug 21, 2022
Alligator
Alligator – Lake Eufaula
By special permit only. Lake Eufaula Zone.
Aug 19, 2022 Oct 3, 2022
Bobcat
Bobcat – Hunting
Bobcat must be tagged by Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division within 14 days of harvest.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Coyote
Coyote – Hunting
No Bag Limit. Daylight Hours Only. No Closed Season
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2023
Coyote
Hog
Feral Swine and Coyote Special Nighttime Season (Dogs only)
No bag limit. May be hunted during nighttime hours. Dogs only – no firearms allowed.
May 16, 2022 Aug 31, 2022
Coyote
Hog
Feral Swine and Coyote Nighttime Special Season
Privately owned or leased lands only. No bag limit. Must have a valid annual resident or nonresident nighttime feral swine and coyote hunting license.
Feb 11, 2023 Nov 1, 2023
Deer
Deer – Bow and Arrow – Stalk Hunting
Zones D and E. Either sex.
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Bow and Arrow – Stalk hunting
Zones A, B, and C. Either sex.
Oct 15, 2022 Feb 10, 2023
Deer
Deer – Bow and Arrow – Stalk Hunting
Zone B. Antlered Bucks Only.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 24, 2022
Deer
Deer – Special Muzzleloader and Air Rifle
Zones D and E. Either Sex. On privately owned or leased lands and USFS stalk hunting only (No Dogs).
Oct 31, 2022 Nov 4, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zone E. Either Sex. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zones D and E where allowed. Antlered Bucks Only. On open permit-public land.
Nov 5, 2022 Dec 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zone D where allowed. Antlered Bucks Only. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zone E where allowed. Either Sex. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Nov 5, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones D and E. Antlered Buck Only. On open permit-public land.
Nov 5, 2022 Dec 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zone D. Antlered Bucks Only. On privately owned or leased land only.
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Special Muzzleloader and Air Rifle
Zones A, B, and C. Either Sex. On privately owned or leased land and USFS stalk hunting only (No Dogs).
Nov 14, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones A and B. Antlered Bucks Only. On open permit-public land.
Nov 19, 2022 Dec 9, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zone C where allowed. Antlered Bucks Only. On open permit-public land.
Nov 19, 2022 Dec 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zones A and B where allowed. Antlered Bucks Only. On open permit-public land.
Nov 19, 2022 Dec 9, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zones A and B where allowed. Either Sex. On privately owned or leased land only.
Nov 19, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zone C. Antlered Bucks Only. On open permit-public land.
Nov 19, 2022 Dec 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones C and D. Either Sex. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones A and B. Either Sex. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Nov 19, 2022 Feb 10, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones C and D where allowed. Either Sex. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zones C and D where allowed. Antlered Bucks Only. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Nov 28, 2022 Dec 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones C and D. Antlered Bucks Only. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Nov 28, 2022 Dec 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zones A and B where allowed. Either sex. On open permit-public land.
Dec 10, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones A and B. Either Sex. On open permit-public land.
Dec 10, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones C, D, and E. Either Sex. On open permit-public land.
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zones C and D where allowed. Either Sex. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zones C, D, and E where allowed. Either Sex. On open permit-public land.
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones C and D. Either Sex. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones D and E. Antlered Bucks Only. On open permit-public land.
Jan 2, 2023 Jan 27, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zone D. Antlered Bucks Only. On privately owned or leased land only.
Jan 2, 2023 Jan 27, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zone C where allowed. Antlered Bucks Only. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Jan 2, 2023 Jan 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zones A, B, and C. Antlered Bucks Only. On open permit-public land.
Jan 2, 2023 Jan 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zone C. Antlered Bucks Only. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Jan 2, 2023 Feb 10, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Dog hunting
Zones A, B, and C where allowed. Antlered Bucks Only. On open permit-public land.
Jan 2, 2023 Jan 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Bow and Arrow – Stalk Hunting
Zones D and E. Antlered Bucks Only.
Jan 16, 2023 Jan 27, 2023
Deer
Deer – Gun – Stalk hunting
Zone E. Antlered Bucks Only. On privately owned or leased lands only.
Jan 16, 2023 Jan 27, 2023
Dove
Dove – North Zone 1
North Zone. Bag limit 15 per day. 12 O’clock noon until Sunset (Afternoon Shooting Only)
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 3, 2022
Dove
Dove – North Zone 2
North Zone. Bag limit 15 per day. One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
Sep 4, 2022 Oct 23, 2022
Dove
Dove – South zone 1
South Zone. 12 O’clock noon until Sunset (Afternoon Shooting Only). Bag limit 15 per day. Baldwin, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Mobile counties.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 10, 2022
Dove
Dove – South Zone 2
South Zone. Bag limit 15 per day. One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
Sep 11, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Dove
Dove – South Zone 3
South Zone. Bag limit 15 per day. One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Dove
Dove – North Zone 3
North Zone. Bag limit 15 per day. One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Dove
Dove – South Zone 4
South Zone. Bag limit 15 per day. One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Dove
Dove – North Zone 4
North Zone. Bag limit 15 per day. One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 15, 2023
Duck
Duck – Special Teal Season
Bag limit 6 a day.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Duck
Duck – Clapper Rail, King RAIL, Virginia Rail, Sora and Gallinule
Bag limit 15 a day.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 25, 2022
Duck
Duck, Coot and Merganser
6 ducks a day — may include no more than 4 Mallards (no more than 2 of which may be female), 3 Wood Ducks, 1 Mottled Duck, 2 Black Duck, 2 Redhead, 1 Pintail, 2 Canvasback, and 1 Scaup. 15 Coot a day. 5 Merganser a day, only 2 may be a Hooded Merganser.
Nov 25, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Duck
Duck – Clapper Rail, King RAIL, Virginia Rail, Sora and Gallinule
Bag limit 15 a day.
Nov 26, 2022 Jan 18, 2023
Duck
Duck, Coot and Merganser
6 ducks a day — may include no more than 4 Mallards (no more than 2 of which may be female), 3 Wood Ducks, 1 Mottled Duck, 2 Black Duck, 2 Redhead, 1 Pintail, 2 Canvasback, and 1 Scaup. 15 Coot a day. 5 Merganser a day, only 2 may be a Hooded Merganser.
Dec 2, 2022 Jan 29, 2023
Fox
Fox – Hunting
No Bag Limit. No Closed Season. May be hunted daytime and nighttime hours.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2023
Goose
Goose (1st Season)
Dark Geese (Canada, White-Fronted, Brant) the aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day. Light Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross’s) the aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day.
Sep 3, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Goose
Goose (2nd Season)
Dark Geese (Canada, White-Fronted, Brant) the aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day. Light Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross’s) the aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 29, 2022
Goose
Goose (3rd Season)
Dark Geese (Canada, White-Fronted, Brant) the aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day. Light Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross’s) the aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day.
Nov 25, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Goose
Goose (4th Season)
Dark Geese (Canada, White-Fronted, Brant) the aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day. Light Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross’s) the aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day.
Dec 3, 2022 Jan 29, 2023
Hog
Feral Swine and Coyote
Privately owned and leased lands only. No bag limit.
Jul 1, 2021 Nov 1, 2021
Hog
Feral Swine and Coyote
Privately owned and leased lands only. No bag limit.
Feb 11, 2022 Nov 1, 2022
Hog
Feral Swine
Private and leased lands only. Special Nighttime Season. No bag limit. Dogs only -No firearms allowed.
May 9, 2022 Aug 31, 2022
Quail Game Type
Bobwhite Quail
Bag limit 8 a day, 8 in possession. Closed on the Bankhead National Forest.
Nov 5, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit
Bag limit 8 a day, 8 in possession.
Sep 10, 2022 Mar 5, 2023
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane
By limited quota permit only. Must apply on-line at www.outdooralabama.com. Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older and a resident or lifetime hunting license holder to apply. Limit 3 per person per permit.
Dec 3, 2022 Jan 8, 2023
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane
By limited quota permit only. Must apply on-line at www.outdooralabama.com. Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older and a resident or lifetime hunting license holder to apply. Limit 3 per person per permit.
Jan 16, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Zone 3 – Fall
1 gobbler per day, 4 gobbler bag limit during combined spring and fall season. No decoys the first ten days.
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Zone 3 (Late season)
1 gobbler per day, 4 gobbler bag limit during combined spring and fall season. No decoys the first ten days.
Dec 10, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Zone 3 – Spring
1 gobbler per day, 4 gobbler bag limit during combined spring and fall season. No decoys the first ten days.
Mar 25, 2023 May 8, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Zone 1
1 gobbler per day, 4 gobbler bag limit during combined spring and fall season. No decoys the first ten days.
Mar 25, 2023 May 8, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Zone 2 – Spring
1 gobbler per day, 4 gobbler bag limit during combined spring and fall season. No decoys the first ten days.
Apr 1, 2023 May 8, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Hunting Maps

Alabama Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer BLM, forest service, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership names. View trails, roads and […]

Deer Management Units

Hunting Layers

AL Private Lands Preview

AL Private Lands

Over 2,500,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Alabama. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

AL Gov Lands Preview

AL Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 2,000,000 acres in Alabama to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

AL Possible Access Preview

AL Possible Access

onX has mapped 2,800,000 acres of possible access lands in Alabama including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

AL Forever Wild Tracts Preview

AL Forever Wild Tracts

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Forever Wild Tracts. Check site specific regulations for recreation info.

AL Deer Mgmt Units Preview

AL Deer Mgmt Units

Alabama Deer Management Units. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.


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