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Hunting & Trapping Important Notes

Hunting Regulations Icon Alabama Hunting

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  • All deer and turkey hunters are required to report their harvest using Game Check.
  • All persons hunting on private lands of another must have written permission from the landowner with few exceptions.
  • Hunting by the aid of bait is illegal in Alabama.
  • All required hunting and fishing licenses must be in possession when hunting or fishing.
  • Hunters are required to have a deer / turkey harvest record in possession when hunting.
  • See hunter orange requirement and definition of open permit – public land. Consult management area map permit for special rules and regulations and seasons before hunting State Wildlife Management Areas.
  • Any party controlling hunting rights may, by choice, be more restrictive on seasons and bag limits than those stipulated below.

DEER

ANTLERED BUCKS

Bare antlers visible above natural hairline – Statewide – one a day.

White-Tailed Buck Limit – three during all combined seasons. One of the three must have at least 4 antler points 1” or longer on one antler (except for Barbour County). A point is an antler projection of at least one inch in length from base to tip. Main beam tip shall be counted as a point regardless of length.

Barbour County Antler Restriction –white-tailed deer bucks must have a minimum of three points on one side, (except on the statewide special youth deer hunting date).

UNANTLERED DEER (except spotted fawns)

During the Unantlered Deer Gun, Special Muzzleloader, Bow and Arrow, Spear, and Special Youth (under 16) Seasons, one unantlered deer may be taken per day in addition to one antlered buck per day. See Special Exception #3 for selected areas with one deer per day limit on National Forest Service Lands.

SPECIAL YOUTH (under 16) DEER HUNTING

Statewide, (includes all Privately Owned and Leased Lands and Open Permit – Public Lands (except Wildlife Management Areas) on November 11–14. Dog hunting in those counties or parts of counties where and how it is allowed during the regular dog deer hunting season. Same legal arms and ammunition apply as in Unantlered Deer season, in accordance with Rule 220-2-.119. See the 2016–17 Wildlife Management Area Schedule for youth deer hunting dates and other information.

SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS

If notes 1, 2, or 3 appear by the county listed. Note (1) relates to dog deer hunting. Note (2) relates to U.S. Corp of Engineers Lands. Note (3) relates to National Forest Service Lands.

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