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Deer Hunting Season & Bag Limits

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Deer Season Zone Map

ZONE A

BOW AND ARROW AND SPEAR-STALK HUNTING

Either sex: October 14, 2017 – February 10, 2018

GUN DEER-STALK HUNTING:

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

Either sex: November 18, 2017 – February 10, 2018

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

Antlered Bucks Only: November 18, 2017 – February 10, 2018

Either sex: December 15, 2017 – January 1, 2018

DOG DEER HUNTING: WHERE ALLOWED

Either sex: November 18, 2017 – January 15, 2018

ZONE B

BOW AND ARROW AND SPEAR-STALK HUNTING

Antlered Bucks only: October 14, 2017 – October 23, 2017

Either sex: October 24, 2017 – February 10, 2018

GUN DEER-STALK HUNTING:

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

Either sex: November 18, 2017 – February 10, 2018

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

Antlered Bucks: November 18, 2017 – February 10, 2018

Either sex: December 15, 2017 – January 1, 2018

DOG DEER HUNTING: WHERE ALLOWED

Either sex: November 18, 2017 – January 15, 2018

ZONE C

BOW AND ARROW AND SPEAR-STALK HUNTING

Either sex: October 14, 2017 – February 10, 2018

GUN DEER-STALK HUNTING:

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

Antlered Bucks Only: November 18, 2017 – February 10, 2018

Either sex: November 18, 2017 – November 26, 2017 and December 22, 2017 – January 1, 2018

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

Antlered Bucks Only: November 18, 2017 – February 10, 2018

Either sex: December 22, 2017 – January 1, 2018

DOG DEER HUNTING: WHERE ALLOWED

Antlered Bucks: November 18, 2017 – January 15, 2018

Either sex: November 18, 2017 – November 26, 2017 and December 22, 2017 – January 1, 2018

ALL ZONES

SPECIAL MUZZLELOADER AND AIR RIFLE

Privately Owned or Leased Land and U.S. Forest Service Land – Stalk Hunting Only (No Dogs)

Either sex: November 13-17, 2017

Special Exception:

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 U.S. 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 current Wildlife Management Area Schedule for information.