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Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries District Offices

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District 1

Blount, Colbert, Cullman, Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Walker, Winston

21453 Harris Station Rd.
Tanner, AL 35671
(256) 353-2634
email: dcnr.d1wff@dcnr.alabama.gov

District 2

Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa

4101 Hwy. 21 North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-5422
email: dcnr.d2wff@dcnr.alabama.gov

District 3

Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lowndes, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa

8211 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, AL 35476
(205) 339-5716
email: dcnr.d3wff@dcnr.alabama.gov

District 4

Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Russell

3520 Plaza Dr.
Enterprise, AL 36330
(334) 347-9467
email: dcnr.d4wff@dcnr.alabama.gov

District 5

Baldwin, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington, Wilcox

30571 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(251) 626-5153
email: dcnr.d5wff@dcnr.alabama.gov

Office of the governor
State Capitol

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7100

fax: (334) 242-0937

kay ivey, governor

Christopher M. Blankenship,

Commissioner

Chuck Sykes,

Director

Fred R. Harders,
Assistant Director

ADDITIONAL OFFICES & PHONE NUMBERS

TO REPORT VIOLATIONS

(800) 272-4263

Enforcement
(334) 242-3467

Fisheries
(334) 242-3471

Wildlife
(334) 242-3469

ADMINISTRATION

64 N. Union St., Suite 567
P.O. Box 301456
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-3465

License Information
(334) 242-3829
(888)-879-4150

ALEA MARINE TROOPER DIVISION

(800) 272-7930

MARINE RESOURCES DIVISION

(251) 968-7576

PURPLE PAINT PROTECTS PROPERTY

During the 2016 Legislative Session, Alabama lawmakers adopted a rule allowing landowners to paint purple stripes on trees or fence posts as an alternative to no-trespassing signs. Properly posted no-trespassing signs remain lawful.

Purple paint’s advantages include low cost, high visibility and difficult to remove. Alabama is one
of several states recognizing purple paint as a valid
no-trespassing marker.

According to the Code of Alabama, vertical stripes of purple paint must be longer than 8 inches, wider than 1 inch, 3–5 feet from the ground, readily visible to people approaching the property, 100 feet or less apart on forestland and less than 1,000 feet on non-forestland.

Alabama Deer Management Assistance Program

Alabama’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) offers cooperators an opportunity to gain assistance from wildlife biologist professionals with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) to better manage deer herds on both private and leased lands. The only requirement is for cooperators to collect data from all harvested deer. The biologists will then evaluate the data and generate deer harvest recommendations to guide the cooperators towards achieving their deer management objectives and goals. Habitat management advice is another service the biologists can provide if desired by the cooperator. All you have to do is contact your local District Office and they can put you in contact with one of our Private Lands Technical Assistance Biologists to get you on your way.

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.