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2016–17 Seasons & Bag Limits: Hunting & Trapping

Hunting Regulations Icon Alabama Hunting & Fishing

DEER SEASON ZONE A: Those areas north or east of a line described as: Beginning at the intersection of the Mississippi state line and US Hwy. 80 in Sumter County follow US Hwy. 80 east to the US Hwy. 80 Bypass and Alabama River; upstream along the Alabama River to I- 65; south along I-65 to the intersection with I-85; north along I-85 to AL Hwy. 169 (exit 60); south along AL Hwy. 169 to AL Hwy. 1/US Hwy. 431; south along AL Hwy. 1/US Hwy. 431 to AL Hwy. 26; west along AL Hwy. 26 to Russell County Rd. 65; south along Russell County Rd. 65 to Russell County Rd. 4; west along Russell County Rd. 4 to Russell County Rd. 49; south along Russell County Rd. 49 to US Hwy. 82; east along US Hwy. 82 to the Chattahoochee River; south along the Chattahoochee River to AL Hwy. 10; west along AL Hwy. 10 to Henry County Rd. 57; south along Henry County Rd. 57 to Henry County Rd. 99; south along Henry County Rd. 99 to US Hwy. 431; south along US Hwy. 431 to Ross Clark Circle (bypass around Dothan); east along Ross Clark Circle to US Hwy. 231 to the Alabama/Florida state line.

DEER SEASON ZONE B: Those areas south or west of a line described as: Beginning at the intersection of the Mississippi state line and US Hwy. 80 in Sumter County follow US Hwy. 80 east to the US Hwy. 80 Bypass and Alabama River; upstream along the Alabama River to I-65; south along I-65 to the intersection with I-85; north along I-85 to AL Hwy. 169 (exit 60); south along AL Hwy. 169 to AL Hwy. 1/US Hwy. 431; south along AL Hwy. 1/US Hwy. 431 to AL Hwy. 26; west along AL Hwy. 26 to Russell County Rd. 65; south along Russell County Rd. 65 to Russell County Rd. 4; west along Russell County Rd. 4 to Russell County Rd. 49; south along Russell County Rd. 49 to US Hwy. 82; east along US Hwy. 82 to the Chattahoochee River; south along the Chattahoochee River to AL Hwy. 10; west along AL Hwy. 10 to Henry County Rd. 57; south along Henry County Rd. 57 to Henry County Rd. 99; south along Henry County Rd. 99 to US Hwy. 431; south along US Hwy. 431 to Ross Clark Circle (bypass around Dothan); east along Ross Clark Circle to US Hwy. 231; south along US Hwy. 231 to the Alabama/Florida state line.

UNANTLERED DEER SEASON ZONE C: Those areas of Blount; Calhoun; Cherokee; Cleburne; Colbert; Cullman; DeKalb; Etowah; Franklin; Jackson; Jefferson; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Limestone; Madison; Marion; Marshall; Morgan; St. Clair; Walker and Winston counties inside the following boundaries: begin at AL/TN state line in Lauderdale Co, US Hwy. 43; south on US Hwy. 43 to intersection with US Hwy. 43S/US Hwy. 72W; south on US Hwy. 43S/US Hwy. 72W; continue south on US Hwy. 43S to intersection of AL Hwy. 13; south on AL Hwy. 13 to intersection of I-22/US Hwy. 78; east on I-22/US Hwy. 78 to intersection of AL Hwy. 69; north on AL Hwy. 69 to I-65; south on I-65 to intersection of I-59; north on I-59 to intersection of US Hwy. 278; east on US Hwy. 278 to Alabama/Georgia state line; north along Alabama/Georgia state line to Alabama/Tennessee state line; west along Alabama/Tennessee state line to Tennessee River; south along Tennessee River to US Hwy. 431; north along US Hwy. 431 to Flint River; north along Flint River to Madison County Rd. 65/Winchester Rd; north along Madison County Rd. 65/Winchester Rd. to Alabama/Tennessee state line; west along Alabama/Tennessee state line to US Hwy. 43.

Deer Season Zone Map

Special Exception:

1. DOG DEER HUNTING:

Dog Deer Hunting Prohibited Except by Special Permit from the Department:

Baldwin; Chambers; Choctaw (that area south of AL Hwy. 10 and west of AL Hwy. 17 and north of County Rd. 18 from AL Hwy. 17 to County Rd. 14 then north of County Rd. 14 to the Mississippi state line); Colbert (that area inside the following boundaries: from the intersection of the Natchez Trace Parkway and US Hwy. 72 west along US Hwy. 72 to the Mississippi State line, north along the Mississippi State line to the Tennessee River, east along the Tennessee River to the intersection of the Natchez Trace Parkway, south along the Natchez Trace Parkway to the intersection of US Hwy. 72); Coosa; Covington (north of US Hwy. 84); Elmore (that area inside the following boundaries: from the Coosa County/Elmore County line at the east bank of Lake Jordan, to AL Hwy. 9, south along AL Hwy. 9 to the intersection of US Hwy. 231, south along US Hwy. 231 to the intersection of AL Hwy. 14, west along AL Hwy. 14 to the east bank of the Coosa River, north along the east bank of the Coosa River to Lake Jordan, back to the Coosa County/Elmore County line); Geneva; Henry; Macon (that area inside the following boundaries: from County Rd. 24 at the Lee County line, west and south to County Rd. 26, west to County Rd. 10, southeast to County Rd. 5, south to County Rd. 47, south to County Rd. 2, east to the Russell County line); Marengo; Monroe; Pickens (north of US Hwy. 82); Tallapoosa and Wilcox counties. Individual property owners in Chambers and Coosa counties may hunt with dogs on their own property without special permit. No dog deer hunting allowed on Open Permit-Public Land (see 220-2-.85).

By Stalk Hunting Only, (No Dogs): Bibb and Perry: (that area inside the following boundaries: east of AL Hwy. 219, south of US Hwy. 82 and north of AL Hwy. 183); Butler (that area south of AL Hwy. 106 and east of I-65); Cherokee; Chilton; Cleburne; Coffee (that area inside the following boundaries: AL Hwy. 134 from the Covington County Line, east to County Rd. 460, south to the Geneva County line, east to the Dale County line, north to AL Hwy. 134, west to AL Hwy. 87 north to US Hwy. 84, west to AL Hwy. 189, south to the AL Hwy. 141 and north to US Hwy. 84, west to the Covington County line); Crenshaw (north of AL Hwy. 10 and that area inside the following boundaries, from the east city limit of Luverne, US Hwy. 29 east to the junction of County Rd. 57, County Rd. 57 south to the junction of Davis Rd., Davis Rd. west to County Rd. 41, County Rd. 41 south to US Hwy. 331, US Hwy. 331 north to County Rd. 41, County Rd. 41 north to County Rd. 39, County Rd. 39 north to the Luverne city limit); Dale (that area inside the following boundaries: Judy Creek south to Dale County Rd. 36, east to AL Hwy. 27, north to the Henry County line, north to the Barbour County line, west to Judy Creek); DeKalb; Elmore (that area inside the following boundaries: east of US Hwy. 231, south of AL Hwy. 14, west of Tumkeehatchee Creek and north of the Tallapoosa River); Fayette (that area inside the following boundaries: west of US Hwy 43 and north of AL Hwy. 18); Franklin; Hale and Perry: (that area inside the following boundaries: from County Rd. 32 at the Hale County Line, west to the intersection of AL Hwy. 25, AL Hwy. 25 north until it intersects with the Talladega National Forest boundary, following the boundary south until it intersects the Perry County line, following the National Forest boundary east to Perry County Rd. 23, south to the intersection of Perry County Rd. 29, south to the Spring Hill Church Road, Spring Hill Church Road west to the junction of Perry County Rd. 23 and AL Hwy. 14, west to the Hale County line); Greene; Pickens; and Tuscaloosa: (that area inside the following boundaries: in Pickens County from the intersection of US Hwy. 82 and County Rd. 63, south on County Rd. 63 to Benevola, County Rd. 2 (commonly known as the Romulus Road) east through Greene County to US Hwy. 82 in Tuscaloosa County); Houston; Jackson; Lamar; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Limestone; Madison; Marion; Marshall; Morgan; Randolph; Tuscaloosa (that area north of US Hwy. 82); and Winston (that area east of AL Hwy. 5 from the Walker County line to Natural Bridge and all that area north of US Hwy. 278).

2. U.S. CORP OF ENGINEERS LANDS:

U.S. Corp of Engineers Lands in Chambers; Greene; Pickens; Randolph and Sumter counties special muzzleloader and air rifle and unantlered deer season same as privately owned or leased lands in those counties.

Be sure to report your harvest using GAME CHECK.

Legal hunting hours for deer are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset

3. NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE LANDS, except Wildlife Mgmt. Areas – one deer per day.

deer hunting seasons: national forest service lands (except Wildlife Management Areas)

County

Antlered Bucks

Unantlered Deer

Same as Open Permit for County

Special Muzzleloader and Air Rifle

Stalk Hunting Only (No Dogs)

Bow and Arrow and Spear

Stalk Hunting Only (No Dogs)

By Stalk

Dog Hunting until 12:00 pm

Bibb

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Calhoun

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

Nov. 19 –Nov. 30
Dec. 18 – Jan. 10

Dec. 15 –Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Chilton

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Clay

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

Nov. 19 –Nov. 30
Dec. 18 – Jan. 10

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Cleburne

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Covington

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Bucks Only
Oct. 15 – Oct. 24

Either Sex
Oct. 25 – Feb. 10

Dallas

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Escambia

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Bucks Only
Oct. 15 – Oct. 24

Either Sex
Oct. 25 – Feb. 10

Franklin

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 23 – Jan. 2

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Hale

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Lawrence

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 23 – Jan. 2

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Macon

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Bucks Only
Oct. 15 – Oct. 24

Either Sex
Oct. 25 – Feb. 10

Perry

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Talladega

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

Nov. 19 –Nov. 30
Dec. 18 – Jan. 10

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Tuscaloosa

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 15 – Jan. 1

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

Winston

Nov. 19 –Feb. 10

No Dog Season

Dec. 23 – Jan. 2

Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Oct. 15 – Feb. 10

OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

Open Permit-Public Land is defined as governmentally owned land open for public hunting and/or lands made available to the public on an individual basis whether for a fee or not. Examples of such lands would be National Forest Service lands, land owned by lumber companies and utility ­companies available for use by hunters either through free permits, fee permits or no permit ­requirement. This does not include Alabama’s Wildlife Management Areas. See the 2016–17 Wildlife Management Area Schedule for information.

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TURKEY Mandatory Game Check and Harvest Record

  • Gobblers only—one a day, five during combined fall and spring seasons.
  • Special Youth Hunt—Saturday & Sunday prior to opening of the spring season.
  • Special Disabled Hunt—one day prior to all opening days. Participants must meet medical requirements of regulation 220-2-.109(2)(d).

FALL SEASON (decoys not permitted)
November 19 – November 30
December 17 – January 1

  • Clarke; Clay; Covington; Monroe; Randolph; and Talladega.

SPRING SEASON (decoys permitted)
March 15 – April 30

  • Autauga; Baldwin; Barbour; Bibb; Blount; Bullock; Butler; Calhoun; Chambers; Cherokee; Chilton; Choctaw; Clarke; Clay; Cleburne; Coffee; Conecuh; Coosa; Covington; Crenshaw; Cullman (except north of Lewis Smith Lake and north of Cullman County Rd. 437 and west of I-65); Dale; Dallas; DeKalb; Elmore; Escambia; Etowah; Fayette; Geneva (except south of AL Hwy. 52, east of AL Hwy. 167, west of Houston County line and north of the Florida line); Greene; Hale; Henry; Houston; Jackson; Jefferson; Lamar; Lee; Lowndes; Macon; Marengo; Marion; Marshall; Mobile; Monroe; Montgomery; Perry; Pickens; Pike; Randolph; Russell; Shelby; St. Clair; Sumter; Talladega; Tallapoosa; Tuscaloosa; Walker; Washington; and Wilcox.

April 1 – April 30

  • Colbert; Franklin; Lauderdale (west of US Hwy. 43); Lawrence (south of AL Hwy. 24); Limestone (north of US Hwy. 72); Madison; and Winston.

April 22 – April 26

  • Cullman (north of Lewis Smith Lake and north of Cullman County Rd. 437 and west of I-65.); Lawrence (north of AL Hwy. 24); Lauderdale (east of US Hwy. 43); and Morgan.

2016-17_Proposed_Turkey_Map

MOURNING & WHITE-WINGED DOVE

NORTH ZONE (All counties except those listed below in south zone.)

  • Limit 15 a day (90 days)
  • Split Season with Shooting Hours:
    • September 10 – October 30
      September 10: 12 O’clock noon until Sunset
      (Afternoon Shooting Only)
      September 11 – October 30: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
    • December 8 – January 15
      One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)

SOUTH ZONE

Baldwin; Barbour; Coffee; Covington; Dale; Escambia; Geneva; Henry; Houston; and Mobile.

  • Limit 15 a day (90 days)
  • Split Season with Shooting Hours:
    • September 17 – September 25
      September 17: 12 O’clock noon until Sunset (Afternoon Shooting Only)
      September 18 – September 25: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
    • October 8 – October 23
      One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
    • November 12 – January 15
      One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)

BOBWHITE QUAIL

November 5 – February 28

  • 8 a day — 8 in possession

RABBIT

September 15 – March 5

  • 8 a day — 8 in possession
  • No running of dogs during daytime or after 3:00 a.m. during and in areas of spring turkey season.

SQUIRREL

September 15 – March 5

  • 8 a day – 8 in possession

RACCOON

No Closed Season

  • May be hunted daytime or nighttime hours
  • Private Owned and Leased Lands: No Bag Limit
  • Open Permit-Public Land: 5 Per Party
  • No running of dogs during daytime or after 3:00 a.m. during and in areas of spring turkey season.

OPOSSUM

No Closed Season

  • May be hunted daytime or nighttime hours
  • No Bag Limit
  • No running of dogs during daytime or after 3:00 a.m. during and in areas of spring turkey season.

Bobcat & OTTER TAGGING REQUIREMENT 220-2-.30

All bobcat and otter, regardless of method of harvest, are required to be tagged by a representative of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division within 14 days of harvest or may be left with a taxidermist with a completed tagging form, and the taxidermist is required to have the bobcat or otter tagged within 14 days of receipt.

BOBCAT(1,3), COYOTE(2), FERAL SWINE(2) AND FOX(3):

(Daytime Hours Only)

No Bag Limit

No Closed Season

Dogs cannot be used to hunt during and in areas of spring turkey season.

  1. Bobcat – See tagging requirement (above).
  2. Coyote and Feral Swine – trapping by landowner or his agent. Feral Swine – upon capture, it shall be unlawful to release any live feral swine. See regulation 220-2-.86
  3. Bobcat and Fox – Trapping is limited to legal fur bearer season by licensed fur catchers only.

FERAL SWINE

May 1 – August 30

  • May be hunted daytime or nighttime hours

BEAVER, NUTRIA, AND GROUNDHOG

No Closed Season

  • No Bag Limit — Daylight Hours Only

STARLINGS, CROWS & English Sparrows

No Closed Season

  • No Bag Limit — Daylight Hours Only

BEAR, MOUNTAIN LION & RUFFED GROUSE

No Open Season

WOODCOCK

December 16 – January 29

  • 3 a day
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

SNIPE

November 12 – February 26

  • 8 a day
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

Rail & Gallinule

September 10 – September 25

November 26 – January 18

  • Note: At time of printing, federal guidelines were not final. See Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide.
  • 15 a day
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

ALLIGATOR (2016)

  • By Special Permit Only
  • Must register on-line at www.outdooralabama.com between June 1 (8:00 am) and July 12 (8:00 am).
  • Must be Alabama Resident to register.

Sunset August 11 – Sunrise August 14
Sunset August 18 – Sunrise August 21

  • Mobile Delta (nighttime only)
  • Dallas; Monroe (north of US Hwy. 84) and Wilcox (nighttime only)

Sunset August 13 – Sunrise September 5

  • Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Russell counties (nighttime only)

Sunset August 19 – Sunrise October 3

  • Lake Eufaula – Alabama State Waters Only (daytime and nighttime)

BULLFROG and PIG FROG

No Closed Season

  • May be hunted daytime or nighttime hours
  • Limit 20 frogs in aggregate per person from 12 Noon to 12 Noon the following day.

SPECIAL TEAL SEASON

September 10 – September 25

  • Note: At time of printing, federal guidelines were not final. See Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide.
  • 6 a day
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

DUCK, COOT, MERGANSER

November 25 – November 26

December 3 – January 29

  • Note: At time of printing, federal guidelines were not final. See Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide.
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

DUCK

  • 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, 1 Black Duck, 2 Redhead, 2 Pintail, 2 Canvasback, and 3 Scaup.

COOT

  • 15 a day

MERGANSER

  • 5 a day, only 2 may be a Hooded Merganser.

GEESE

  • Note: At time of printing, federal guidelines were not final.
    See
    Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide.
  • Statewide (including Southern James Bay Population Zone)
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

September 1 – September 30

All Geese:

  • The aggregate bag limit of 5 dark geese (Canada, White-fronted, Brant) shall not include more than 1 Brant. Additionally, an aggregate bag limit of 5 light geese (Snow, Blue, Ross’s) may be harvested per day.

November 25 – November 26
December 3 – January 29

Dark Geese (Canada, White-Fronted, Brant)

  • Limit 5 a day, the aggregate bag limit of 5 shall not include more than 3 Canada Geese and 1 Brant, all five may be White-Fronted Geese.

Light Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross’s)

  • The aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day.

SPECIAL YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS

November 19 and February 4

  • Note: At time of printing, federal guidelines were not final. See Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide.
  • Same shooting hours, bag limits, and legal arms and ammunition apply as did in regular waterfowl season, in accordance with Rule 220-2-.119.

TRAPPING:

BOBCAT, FOX, MINK, MUSKRAT, OTTER & STRIPED SKUNK

November 5 – February 28

BEAVER, COYOTE, NUTRIA, FERAL SWINE, RACCOON AND OPOSSUM

No Closed Season

WFF has collaborated with the AL Trappers and Predator Control Assoc. and the USDA Wildlife Services to host adult and youth trapping workshops throughout the state. Go to www.outdooralabama.com for dates and locations.

For details on recommended planting dates for grains, see www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1467/ANR-1467-low.pdf.

NOTICE: At the time of publishing, Federal Guidelines were not final concerning all migratory birds, including dove season dates. Check www.outdooralabama.com for updates prior to September.

HUNTER ORANGE REQUIREMENT FOR HUNTING

During dates and in areas open by regulation to gun deer season, including youth deer season and muzzleloader deer season, all persons hunting any wildlife species, except foxes, raccoons, and opossums during legal nighttime hours or turkey or migratory birds (including crows), are required to wear an outer garment above the waist with a minimum of 144 square inches of hunter orange or either a full size hunter orange hat or cap.

Hunters are not required to wear hunter orange when:

  • hunting from a stand elevated twelve (12) feet or more from the ground
  • hunting in an enclosed box stand
  • traveling in an enclosed vehicle
  • traveling on foot no more than twenty (20) feet directly between an operating enclosed vehicle and a stand where the hunter is exempt from the hunter orange requirement. The hunter orange must be worn when traveling on foot between an operating enclosed vehicle and exempt stand when the distance is more than a direct distance of twenty (20) feet.

A small logo and/or printing is permitted on the front of hunter orange caps; otherwise, hunter orange must be of solid color and visible from any angle. Only hunter orange, commonly called blaze orange, ten-mile cloth, etc., is legal. The various shades of red as well as camo orange are not legal.

IT IS LEGAL TO HUNT DOVES ON, OVER, OR FROM…

  • Lands or areas where seeds or grains have been scattered solely as the result of normal agricultural operations, which include normal agricultural harvestings, normal agricultural post-harvest manipulations, or normal agricultural practices.
  • Lands planted by means of top-sowing or aerial seeding where seeds have been scattered solely as the result of a normal agricultural planting, a planting for agricultural soil erosion control, or a planting for post-mining land reclamation.
  • Lands or areas where grain or feed has been distributed or scattered solely as the result of the manipulation of an agricultural crop or other feed on the land where grown.
  • Standing crops.
  • Lands planted as wildlife food plots, provided the seed is planted in a manner consistent with Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service recommendations for the planting of wildlife food plots. In states without Cooperative Extension Service recommendations for the planting of food plots, the seed must be planted in accordance with Extension Service guidelines for producing a crop.
  • Lands planted as pasture improvements or for the purpose of grazing livestock. (The Fish and Wildlife Service will not make a distinction between agricultural fields planted with the intent to gather a crop and those planted without such intent provided the planting is carried out in a manner consistent with the recommendations of State Extension Specialists).
  • Standing or manipulated natural vegetation.
  • A blind or other place of concealment camouflaged with natural vegetation.

For further clarification, see www.fws.gov/le/huntfish/whatislegal.htm.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System recommends planting dates for some top sown grains between August 1 and November 30 depending on individual circumstances. For details see www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1467/ANR-1467-low.pdf.

TREE STAND SAFETY RECOMMENDATION

Falls from tree stands are the most common hunting accidents. Serious injury or death are likely to occur from such a fall. It is strongly recommended that no one hunt from an elevated stand without using a full body safety harness and haul line. Be sure to properly attach the tether before climbing and remain attached until you return safely to the ground. Never climb with anything in your hands or on your back. If you think you are high enough, you are. Do not climb any higher than you feel comfortable.

For technical assistance with developing your dove field, call 256-532-1677.

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