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Nonresident License Information and Application Packets

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FISHING

FRESHWATER FISHING: Allows nonresidents age 16 and over to fish the freshwaters of Alabama. Due to reciprocal agreements, special prices apply to residents of Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Annual licenses expire August 31 annually. Seven day trip licenses available.  Cost:  varies - see application

SALTWATER FISHING: Allows nonresidents age 16 and over to fish the saltwaters of Alabama. Due to reciprocal agreements, special prices apply to residents of Florida and Louisiana. Annual licenses expire August 31. Seven day trip licenses available.   Cost:  varies - see application

SPEARFISHING:  Allows nonresidents age 16 and over to spear commercial or nongame fish in freshwater and saltwater completedly submerged.  Freshwater and/or saltwater fishing license also required.  Annual licenses expire August 31 annually.  Nonresident seven day trip licenses available.  Cost:  varies - see application

HUNTING

HUNTING: Allows nonresidents age 16 and over to hunt all legal game within Alabama. All-Game license required for deer or turkey. Annual licenses expire August 31. Ten day and three day trip licenses available.  Cost:  varies - see application

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

DUCK STAMP - STATE: Allows nonresidents 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 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

COMMERCIAL FOWL HUNTING PRESERVE TRIP: Allows nonresidents age 16 and over 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.  Crossbows require no permit.   Cost:  N/C

COMMERCIAL

ALLIGATOR FARMER:  Allows persons (any age) to engage in business of raising alligators for restocking, propogation and other commercial purposes.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  $1,000.00

ALLIGATOR PARTS DEALER:  Allows persons (any age) to deal in alligator parts and to buy parts from an alligator farmer for the purpose of reselling or manufacturing.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  $25.00

ALLIGATOR RETAIL:  Allows persons (any age) to purchase alligator parts and sell canned alligator parts.  Allows restaurants to sell alligator meat for consumption.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost: $5.00

COMMERCIAL FISHING:  Allows nonresidents (any age) the use of commercial fishing gear in the public waters of Alabama for the purpose of taking nongame fish.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  varies - see application

COMMERCIAL FOWL HUNTING PRESERVE:  Allows persons (any age) to commercially operate a preserve on which artifically propagated birds may be hunted by licensed hunters.  Pen raised birds may be hunted from October 1 through March 31 on licensed preserves.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  varies - see application 

COMMERCIAL QUAIL BREEDER:  Allows persons (any age) to engage in the business of propagating pen-raised quail for restocking and other commercial purposes.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  $25.00

DOG TRAINER:  Allows persons (any age) to engage in the business of training dogs for hunting or field trial purposes for remuneration or profit.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  $5.00

FISH DEALER - FRESHWATER NON-GAME RETAIL / WHOLESALE:  Allows persons (any age) to sell non-game fish taken from public waters, live or dead.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  varies - see application

FUR CATCHER:   Allows nonresidents (any age) to take, capture or kill fur-bearing animals for commercial purposes.  License not required to trap beaver or to trap for non-commercial purposes.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  $500.90

FUR DEALER:  Allows persons (any age) to engage in the business of  buying, trading, selling, or otherwise dealing in rawfurs, skins, or pelts of fur bearing animals.  Must reside in Alabama one year prior to October 1 of the application year in order to qualify for resident license.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  varies - see application

GAME BREEDER:  Allows persons (any age) to engage in the business of raising and selling game birds, game or fur bearing animals or eggs of such birds for propagation purposes.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  varies - see application 

MINNOW AND/OR LIVE FISH DEALER:  Allows non-residents (any age) to catch, purchase, raise, propagate, breed, acquire or possess live fish for the purpose of stocking or restocking any freshwater fish of state; or to purchase, raise, propagate, breed, or purchase of minnows to be used as bait in or outside of state.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  varies - see application

MUSSEL BUYER:  Allows persons (any age) to buy or purchase any type freshwater mussel, mullusk or shell.  Must reside in Alabama for 12 months prior to making application in order to qualify for resident license.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  varies - see application

MUSSEL CATCHER:  Allows persons (any age) to take or catch, or attempt to catch, any mussel or mullusk for commercial purposes from the freshwaters of Alabama.  Must reside in Alabama for 12 months prior to making application in order to qualify for resident license. Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  varies - see application

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF CAPTIVE WILDLIFE PERMIT:  Allows persons (any age) to possess wildlife in captivity for public exhibition purposes.  Excludes privately owned zoo, wildlife exhibit, traveling zoo or circus, or pet shop.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  $25.00

TURTLE CATCHER / DEALER / FARMER:  Allows CATCHER (any age) to take, collect, possess, or harvest any legal turtle species from public or private water for commercial purposes.  Allows DEALER (any age) to sell, purchase, trade, import or export live turtles.  Allows FARMER (any age) to engage in business of propagating captive turtles or eggs for restocking sale or other commercial purpose. Expires August 31 annually.  Cost:  N/C

ALL OTHER PERMITS / LICENSES

ORGANIZED FIELD TRIALS PERMIT:  Allows persons (any age) to participate in field trials without purchasing a hunting license.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  N/C

PROPAGATION PERMIT: Allows persons (any age) owning property in the state to raise game, game birds or fur bearing animals for the exclusive purpose of stocking private or protected lands under the control of the permit holder. Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  $1.00

SALE OF POND RAISED GAME FISH:  Allows persons (any age) to sale of game fish raised in hatcheries and sold for stocking of ponds and lakes, nonnative game fish raised for human consumption and largemouth bass, shellcracker, and bluegill raised in farm ponds.  Expires September 30 annually.  Cost:  N/C

SCENTIFIC COLLECTING PERMITS:  Applications and Reports must now be submitted electronically.  For further information on obtaining a permit or using the electronic system, you can download the following instructions:   

STOCKING PUBLIC WATER PERMIT:  Allows persons (any age) to stock any fish, mussel, snail, or crayfish into public waters of Alabama.  Cost:  N/C

TRAINING BIRD DOGS PERMIT:  Allows  licensed  hunter  or  licensed dog  trainer to  train  bird dogs at any time of year using shotgun and live ammunition during closed season.  Only pen raised banded birds may be taken.  Cost:  N/C

WILDLIFE DAMAGE PERMIT:  Allows persons (any age) to kill protected birds or animals causing crop or property damage during daytime, nighttime, or in closed season.  Issued on a temporary basis.  Cost:  N/C

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