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Hunting License Requirements & Fees 2009-2010
(Resident and Non-Resident)

Note: If you where born after 1977 you must participate in a hunter education course.

HUNTING LICENSES: Required for residents 16 years of age and under 65 years of age and nonresidents 16 years of age and older. Residents on active military duty home on leave may hunt and fish without licenses. (Management and Area License and Permit, State and Federal Duck Stamp required when hunting migratory waterfowl.)
**** For more general information on licenses see bottom of page.

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2009-2010 Hunting and Fishing Digest Bag Limits Fishing Regulations

2009-2010 Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide Fishing Regulations
*Downloadable Publication from the Dept. of Conseration and Natural Resources. Downloads may take several minutes.


Deer

HUNTING: Allows a resident age 16 - 63 (residents 64 see 64 Lifetime License) to hunt all legal game within Alabama. All-Game license required for deer or turkey. Includes the wildlife heritage privileges. Expires August 31 annually. No trip licenses available. Cost: varies - see application

64 LIFETIME: A resident age 64 purchasing an annual license will be issued lifetime license privileges. Applicant will select from the following privileges: freshwater fishing (includes wildlife heritage), saltwater, all game or small game hunting (includes wildlife heritage) and wildlife heritage. Cost: varies - see application

HARVEST INFORMATION PROGRAM - HIP: Required of all licensed migratory bird hunters. Cost: N/C

DUCK STAMP - STATE: Allows a resident age 16 - 64 and nonresident age 16 and over to hunt migratory waterfowl within Alabama and its coastal waters. Appropriate hunting license and HIP stamp also required. Stamp is issued electronically. Expires August 31. Cost: $6.00

DUCK STAMP - FEDERAL: Allows persons age 16 and over to hunt migratory waterfowl within the United States. Appropriate hunting license and HIP stamp also required. Electronic stamp only available by phone. Original stamps available in most county probate or license commissioner's office. Expires June 30 annually. Cost: $15.00

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA: Allows residents age 16 - 64 and nonresidents age 16 and over to hunt big game (deer or turkey) and waterfowl on WMA, in addition to the appropriate hunting license and WMA map/permit (free). Shooting range users on WMA are required to have a valid hunting license, WMA license or Wildlife Heritage license. Expires August 31 annually. Cost: $16.00

WILDLIFE HERITAGE: Allows residents age 16 - 63 (residents 64 see 64 Lifetime License) to fish in freshwater statewide with hook and line from the bank, fish in WFF operated Public Fishing Lakes (daily lake permits required), hunt small game (except waterfowl) on WFF WMA (WMA permit required), shoot on WFF managed shooting ranges and support wildlife. Expires August 31 annually. Cost: $10.00

COMMERCIAL FOWL HUNTING PRESERVE TRIP: Allows residents age 16 - 64 to hunt on a licensed commercial fowl hunting preserve for seven consecutive days with no other license required. Cost: $10.00

DISABLED ARCHERY PERMIT: Allows disabled persons to use a device that holds the bow at full or partial draw, to hunt in Alabama. Cost: N/C

Resident Annual
State: All Game$ 24.00
(Includes priveleges of Wildlife Heritage License.)
State: Small Game:$ 16.00
(Includes priveleges of Wildlife Heritage License. A small game license is valid for all legal game, except deer and turkey.)

Wildlife Heritage License:
Annual: $10.00
(Allows residents to fish in freshwater statewide with hook and line from the bank, fish in WFF operated Public Fishing Lakes (daily lake permits are required), hunt small game, except waterfowl, on WFF WMA (WMA permit required), shoot on WFF managed shooting ranges, and support wildlife. These priveleges are also included in all resident hunting and freshwater fishing licenses, including lifetime licenses.)

Wildlife Management Area:
Annual: $16.00
(Required for hunting big game (deer or turkey) and waterfowl on Management Areas, in addition to the appropriate hunting license and a Management Area Permit (free). Shooting range users on Wildlife Management Areas are required to have a valid hunting license, the Management Area License, or Wildlife Heritage License.)


Nonresident
Annual All Game:$ 275.00Dove Hunt
Annual Small Game:$ 90.00
10-Day Trip All Game:$ 170.00
10-Day Trip Small Game:$ 55.00
3-Day Trip All Game: $ 120.00
3-Day Trip Small Game:$ 40.00

Duck Stamp
State: $ 6.00
Federal:$ 15.00

FUR CATCHERS LICENSE:
Resident: $ 8.40
Nonresident: $ 500.90

Resident Lifetime Licenses

License Privilege (by age)
Under 2
2-11
12-49
50 & over
Freshwater Fishing $150.00 $200.00 $250.00 $150.00
Hunting $300.00 $400.00 $500.00 $300.00
Saltwater Fishing $250.00 $300.00 $350.00 $250.00
Hunting & Freshwater Fishing $450.00 $500.00 $700.00 $450.00
Hunting & Saltwater Fishing $550.00 $700.00 $850.00 $550.00
Freshwater & Saltwater Fishing $400.00 $500.00 $600.00 $400.00
Hunting, Freshwater & Saltwater Fishing $700.00 $800.00 $1,050.00 $700.00
Wildlife Heritage $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00

Lifetime fishing licenses purchased prior to April 1, 1992 include saltwater.
A Lifetime application form is on page 58 of the 2008-2009 Hunting and Fishing Digest.

*Residents 64 years of age purchasing a hunting or fishing license are issued the license on a lifetime basis.

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NOTE: An all game license is required for nonresidents to hunt deer and turkey.
Deer at Lake

In lieu of a regular hunting license, either a resident or a nonresident may purchase for $8.00, plus a $2.00 issuance fee, a 7-day commercial fowl hunting preserve license that allows that person the privilege of hunting only artificially propagated or pen-raised fowl on a licensed commercial fowl hunting preserve.

Residents 65 years of age and over are exempt from buying hunting licenses, Wildlife Management Area License or State Duck Stamp, provided said resident has on his person while hunting a driver’s license or proof of permanent Alabama residence and age.

A $16.00 Management Area License, $1.00 issuance fee included, in addition to the appropriate hunting license and a Management Area Permit (free), is required for hunting on management areas. Shooting range users on Wildlife Management Areas are required to have a valid hunting license or the Management Area License.

Turkey

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****GENERAL INFORMATION FOR HUNTING AND FISHING
To qualify for a resident hunting or fishing license, a person must be a bona fide resident of Alabama for a minimum of 90 days continuously immediately prior to purchasing any such license or any member of U.S. military stationed in Alabama. Resident and nonresident annual hunting licenses are valid from August 1 through July 31 each year. Successfully completing an approved hunter education course is mandatory for all hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977. Annual fishing licenses are valid for one year from date of purchase. Licenses must be in possession while hunting or fishing.

It is illegal to kill or cripple any species of game bird, game animal or game fish without making a reasonable effort to retrieve same and include it in the daily bag or creel limit, except all game fish not meeting legal length regulations, and protected species. An individual should not trail or retrieve game on property they do not have permission to enter. All game bags, hunting coats, camping equipment, live boxes, automobiles and such used in hunting and fishing will be open for inspection by officers of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

BUYING LICENSES
Alabama hunting and fishing licenses are available in all sections of the state from approximately 400 special license agents in many sporting goods stores, marinas, and at all county courthouses. Licenses may also be purchased by mailing completed application, proper payment and copy of drivers license to attn: License Sales, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division, 64 N. Union St., Suite 567, Montgomery, AL 36104. For application packet call 334-242-3465 or e-mail joeanne.stjohn@dcnr.alabama.gov or visit our website at www.outdooralabama.com. It is illegal to willfully or knowingly make a false statement to a license agent when purchasing a license. It is also illegal to lend, borrow, sell, buy, rent or use another person’s license to hunt, fish or trap. A resident without an Alabama driver’s license must present proof of residency to a probate judge or license commissioner to purchase a hunting license.

Licenses are available by calling the toll-free number: 1-888-848-6887.
Also available online at www.outdooralabama.com.

Click Here for Information on Alabama Hunting Seasons and Limits

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** Even though every effort has been made to ensure the accurancy of this information, alway consult with the Alabama Department of Conservation or you local conservation officer to verify.