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Waterfowl Seasons & Limits

Special Youth, Active Military and Military Veteran's Waterfowl Hunting Days

November 18 and February 3

  • Note: At time of printing, federal guidelines were not final. See Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide.
  • Same shooting hours, bag limits, and legal arms and ammunition apply as in regular waterfowl season, in accordance with Rule 220-2-.119.

Clapper Rail, King RAIL, Virginia Rail, Sora and Gallinule

September 9 – September 24

November 25 – January 17

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

Special Teal Season

September 9 – September 24

  • Note: At time of printing, federal guidelines were not final. See Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide.
  • 6 a day
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

Duck, Coot and Merganser

November 24 – November 25

December 2 – January 28

  • Note: At time of printing, federal guidelines were not final. See Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide.
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

Duck

  • 6 ducks a day — may include no more than 4 Mallards (no more than 2 of which may be female), 3 Wood Ducks, 1 Mottled Duck, 2 Black Duck, 2 Redhead, 1 Pintail, 2 Canvasback, and 1 Scaup.

Coot

  • 15 a day

Merganser

  • 5 a day, only 2 may be a Hooded Merganser.

Geese

  • Note: At time of printing, federal guidelines were not final.
    See
    Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide.
  • Statewide.
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset.

All Geese:

September 2 – October 1

October 14 – October 28

November 24 – November 25

December 2 – January 28

Dark Geese (Canada, White-Fronted, Brant)

  • The aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day.

Light Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross's)

  • The aggregate bag limit shall be 5 a day.

Sandhill Crane:

December 2 – January 7

January 15 – January 30

  • By limited quota permit only. Must apply online at www.outdooralabama.com. Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older and a resident or lifetime hunting license holder to apply.
  • Limit 3 per person per permit.
  • Hunting zone will be that area north of Interstate 20 from the Georgia state line to the interchange with Interstate 65, then east of Interstate 65 to the interchange with Interstate 22, then north of Interstate 22 to the Mississippi state line. (excludes the remainder of the state).
  • Shooting Hours – Sunrise to Sunset
  • Legal arms and ammunition are same as waterfowl