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Hunting License Information and Application Packets

ALL HUNTING LICENSES  EXPIRE AUGUST 31ST.
 

NEW for 2013-2014: Reporting System for all Deer and Turkey harvested.  Click here to find out more information about GAME CHECK

Resident 

Alabama Residents 65 years of age and over are exempt from purchasing the state hunting license, freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, state duck stamp and wildlife management area license. (MUST have Alabama driver's license or proof of permanent residence and age)   

Many seniors expressed a strong desire to support wildlife and fisheries programs.  See below for these optional licenses that are available.
 
Recreational Licenses Available for Purchase by Phone, Website and License Agents.  Most recreational licenses can be purchased at our Montgomery Office, our District Offices, County Probate/License Commissioner's Offices, and local agents (which includes most sporting goods/ bait & tackle shops in Alabama), over the website or by telephone 1-888-848-6887 (convenience / processing fees apply to website and telephone).
 
 
Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division District Map showing each county in each district with contact information for the district's supervisor for Enforcement, Fisheries and Wildlife.
 
License Exempt Hunters: Explains who can legally hunt without purchasing a hunting license. 
 
Hunters Education: Requirements and other information
 
Landowner:  License requirements
 
Social Security Number: View the State and Federal laws.
 
Residency Requirements: Residency determined by driver's license. You can only be the resident of one state.
 
Military: Requirements to Qualify for Resident Hunting and Fishing Licenses
 
 

All Game Hunting
Allows a resident age 16 - 64  to hunt all legal (includes deer and/or turkey) game within Alabama. Includes the wildlife heritage privileges. Expires August 31 annually. No trip licenses available. (Residents 64 are issued a 64 Lifetime License).
$25.55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Small Game Hunting
Allows a resident age 16 - 64 to hunt all legal (excludes deer and/or turkey) game within Alabama. Includes the wildlife heritage privileges. Expires August 31 annually. No trip licenses available.  (Residents 64 are issued a 64 Lifetime License).
$17.00
Hunter's Exempt License Privilege (H.E.L.P.) If you are exempt from needing a license or have a 64 year old, optional 65 year old or senior lifetime hunting license, you must have a HELP number to record your deer / turkey harvest data into the Game Check Program.  
N/C 

 

Lifetime Hunting
Allows a resident up to age 64 to save money over the long term and purchase a lifetime license for yourself or a loved one.
Prices vary Information
Resident 64 Lifetime Hunting
Allows a resident 64 years of age to hunt all legal game within Alabama. Select all game or small game. Includes the wildlife heritage privileges. No expiration.

$25.55$17.00

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Optional 65+ Hunting License
This VOLUNTARY annual license provides a way for those residents 65 years or over to continue supporting the wildlife and fisheries programs. Includes the wildlife heritage privileges.

$25.55$17.00

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Senior Lifetime
This VOLUNTARY license provides a way for those residents 65 years or over to make a donation supporting the wildlife and fisheries programs. Includes the wildlife heritage privileges. No expiration.

$25.00$50.00$100.00

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Commercial Fowl Hunting Preserve 7-day trip
Allows residents age 16 - 64 to hunt on a licensed commercial fowl hunting preserve for seven consecutive days with no other license required.
$10.00
H.I.P. (Harvest Information Program)
Required of all licensed migratory bird hunters.
N/C
Disabled Military Veteran's Appreciation Hunting License
Allows a resident age 16 - 64 to hunt all game in Alabama. Must be certified by the U.S. Veterans Administration to be 50% or more disabled. Present VA certification letter to your local probate office. Includes the wildlife heritage privileges. Expires August 31 annually.
$13.30
Disabled Military Veteran's Appreciation 3-day Event Hunting License

Allows for sanctioned events hosting disabled military veterans (residents and/or nonresidents) to hunt all game for 3 days in Alabama.  Each license permits up to 10 disabled military veterans on one license.  Must be cerified by U.S. Veterans Administration to be 50% or more disabled.

$128.05
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
$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. Available at the U.S. Post Office. Expires June 30.
$15.00
Wildlife Heritage License
Allows residents age 16 - 64 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.  (Residents 64 are issued a 64 Lifetime License).
$10.60
Wildlife Management Area License
Allows residents age 16 - 64 to hunt 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.
$17.00
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.
N/C

Nonresidents
 
All Nonresidents 16 years of age and over are required to have appropriate licenses.
 
Residency is determined by what state your driver's license is issued. Click here for definition of residency.
 
Nonresidents Landowners must purchase a license to hunt their property. 
 
It is illegal in Alabama for a nonresident with a valid driver's license to possess an Alabama Non-Driver's ID card.

All Game Hunting
Allows nonresidents age 16 and over to hunt all legal game (inclues deer and/or turkey) within Alabama. Annual licenses expire August 31. Ten day and three day trip licenses available.
$293.60 Annual
$181.40
10-day
$128.05 
3-day
Small Game Hunting
Allows nonresidents age 16 and over to hunt all legal game (excludes deer and/or turkey) within Alabama. Annual licenses expire August 31. Ten day and three day trip licenses available.
$95.95
Annual
$58.60
10-day
$42.60
3-day
Hunter's Exempt License Privilege (H.E.L.P.) If you are exempt from needing a license or have a 64 year old, optional 65 year old or senior lifetime hunting license, you must have a HELP number to record your deer / turkey harvest data into the Game Check Program.
N/C
Commercial Fowl Hunting Preserve 7-day 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.
$10.00
H.I.P. (Harvest Information Program)
Required of all licensed migratory bird hunters.
N/C
Disabled Military Veteran's Appreciation 3-day Event Hunting License
Allows for sanctioned events hosting disabled military veterans (residents and/or nonresidents) to hunt all game for 3 days in Alabama.  Each license permits up to 10 disabled military veterans on one license.  Must be certified to be by U.S. Veterans Administration to be 50% or more disabled.
$128.05
Duck Stamp - State
Allows a 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 $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. Available at the U.S. Post Office. Expires June 30.
$15.00
Wildlife Management Area License
Allows nonresidents age 16 and over to hunt 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.  $17.00

 

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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.
N/C
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