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Other Seasons & Limits

Bobwhite Quail

November 4 – February 29

  • 8 a day — 8 in possession
  • Closed on the Bankhead National Forest

Rabbit

September 9 – March 3

  • 8 a day — 8 in possession

Squirrel

September 9 – March 3

  • 8 a day — 8 in possession
  • Fox squirrel closed on the Bankhead National Forest

Raccoon

No Closed Season

  • May be hunted daytime or nighttime hours
  • Private Owned and Leased Lands: No Bag Limit
  • Open Permit-Public Land: 5 Per Party
  • No running of dogs on open-permit lands during daytime or after 3:00 am during spring turkey season.

Opossum and Fox

No Closed Season

  • May be hunted daytime or nighttime hours
  • No Bag Limit
  • No running of dogs on open-permit lands during daytime or after 3:00 am during spring turkey season.
  • Fox — nighttime hours with dogs only. See Trapping Seasons for trapping information.

Bear, Mountain Lion and Ruffed Grouse

No Open Season

Bobcat & Otter Tagging Requirement 220-2-.30

All bobcat and otter, regardless of method of harvest, are required to be tagged by a representative of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division within 14 days of harvest or may be left with a taxidermist with a completed tagging form, and the taxidermist is required to have the bobcat or otter tagged within 14 days of receipt.

Bobcat(1,3), Coyote(2), Fox and Feral Swine(2):

(Daytime Hours Only)

No Bag Limit

No Closed Season

See Sunrise & Sunset Times for legal hunting hours.

  1. Bobcat — See tagging requirement (above).
  2. Coyote and Feral Swine — trapping by landowner or his agent. Feral Swine — upon capture, it shall be unlawful to release any live feral swine. See regulation 220-2-.86
  3. Bobcat — See Trapping Seasons for trapping information.
  4. No running of dogs on open-permit lands during daytime or after 3:00 am during spring turkey season.

Feral Swine (2024): (Privately Owned And Leased Lands Only) (Dogs Only)

Special Nighttime Season

May 11 – August 31

  • No Bag Limit
  • Dogs only – no firearms allowed.

FERAL SWINE AND COYOTE: (PRIVATELY OWNED AND LEASED LANDS ONLY)

Special Nighttime Season

  • No Bag Limit
  • Begins 12:00 am on the day after the last day of Gun Deer Season in that Zone, and ends 30 minutes prior to sunrise on the opening day of Archery Deer Season in that Zone.

Must have a valid annual resident or nonresident nighttime feral swine and coyote hunting license (See Hunting Licenses & Fees).

Beaver, Nutria and Groundhog

No Closed Season

  • No Bag Limit — Daylight Hours Only

Starling, Crow and House Sparrow

No Closed Season

  • No Bag Limit — Daylight Hours Only

Woodcock

December 15 – January 28

  • 3 a day
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

Snipe

November 11 – February 25

  • 8 a day
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

Alligator

  • By Limited Quota Permit Only
  • Must apply online at www.outdooralabama.com beginning at 8:00 am on the first Tuesday in June and ending at 8:00 am on the second Tuesday of July.
  • Visit website for license requirement and application instructions.

Sunset on the 2nd Thursday in August – Sunrise on the Sunday immediately following the 2nd Thursday in August

Sunset on the 3rd Thursday in August – Sunrise on the Sunday immediately following the 3rd Thursday in August

  • West Central Management Area: the private and public waters in Monroe (north of U.S. Highway 84), Wilcox, and Dallas Counties. (nighttime only)
  • Coastal Management Area: the private and public waters in Baldwin and Mobile that lie south of I-10 (nighttime only)
  • Southwest Management Area: the private and public waters in Baldwin and Mobile Counties that lie north of 1-10 and private and public waters in Washington, Clarke, and Monroe Counties that lie east of US Hwy. 43 and south of US Hwy. 84. (nighttime only)

Sunset on the 2nd Saturday in August – Sunrise on the 1st Monday of September

  • Southeast Management Area: the private and public waters in Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Russell counties (excluding public Alabama state waters in Walter F. George Reservoir (Lake Eufaula) and its navigable tributaries) (nighttime only)

Sunset on the Friday preceding the 3rd Saturday in August – Sunrise on the Monday immediately following the 1st Sunday in October

  • Lake Eufaula Management Area: The public Alabama state waters only in the Walter F. George Reservoir (Lake Eufaula) and its navigable tributaries, south of Hwy 208, Omaha Bridge, (excluding Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge) (daytime and nighttime)

Bullfrog and Pig Frog

No Closed Season

  • May be hunted daytime or nighttime hours
  • Limit 20 frogs in aggregate per person from 12 Noon to 12 Noon the following day.