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Hunting & Trapping Important Notes
- 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.
- All deer and turkey hunters are asked to report their harvest using Game Check.
- See hunter orange requirement and definition of open permit – public land. Consult management area leaflet 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.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.
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