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Message From the Governor

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Office of the Governor
State Capitol

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7100

fax: (334) 242-0937

Robert Bentley, Governor

Alabama is blessed with recreational opportunities throughout the state—from the mountains of north Alabama through the central plains to the Mobile Delta—you can hunt, fish, hike, canoe or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

I recently had the pleasure of announcing the new Alabama Bass Trail, which consists of 11 bodies of water—Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lay Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. These areas provide some of the best bass fishing you will find anywhere. The Alabama Bass Trail is sure to attract residents and non-residents. The website,, provides all the information you need to plan a fishing trip.

Alabama is also a premier hunting destination, with generous bag limits and seasons for deer, turkey and small game. This publication will help you learn what license you need, the dates of season openings and closings, safety tips and much more
valuable information.

One thing you need to remember when hunting deer or turkey is to have a current harvest record and hunting license in your possession. The instructions on how to use the harvest record are found on page 16 of this publication.

Lastly, whether you are a resident or just visiting for a short while, enjoy your time in Alabama’s great outdoors!


Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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