Major Changes & Important Information
Alabama Hunting & Fishing
- Allow, with the purchase of the new Bait Privilege License, hunting of white-tailed deer and feral swine on private lands over bait.
- Added Bullfrog and Pig Frog legal arms (see Legal Arms & Ammunition for Hunting).
- Clarified Raccoon and Opossum may be hunted daytime and nighttime hours (see Other Seasons & Bag Limits).
- Extended Waterfowl Youth Hunting to include Active Military and Military Veterans (see Other Seasons & Bag Limits).
- Added Sandhill Crane season (see Other Seasons & Bag Limits).
- Removed black bass length limit on Demopolis Reservoir (see Fishing Daily Creel, Possession & Size Limits).
- Discontinued exemptions of the 13 – 15-inch black bass length limit on Lewis Smith Reservoir (see Fishing Daily Creel, Possession & Size Limits).
YOU WILL GET A TICKET IF YOU:
- FAIL TO REPORT HARVEST: Many warnings were issued by the state’s Conservation Enforcement Officers during the last hunting seasons for violations of the Game Check Regulation. This season any violation of this regulation will result in the issuance of citations which have monetary fines attached to them. See Mandatory for all Deer and Turkey Hunters (PDF) for further information on the Game Check System.
- Import prohibited deer parts: It is unlawful for persons hunting outside of Alabama to bring deer, elk, moose, caribou or any other cervidae carcasses, hides or antlers back to Alabama from any other location unless all meat has been deboned and skull plates and hides have been thoroughly cleaned of all brain and spinal cord tissue. The importation of velvet-covered antlers is also prohibited unless part of a finished taxidermy product. (See regulation 220-2-.25 for further clarification.)