*** Recreational Licenses expire on August 31 Annually ***
Non-residents 16 years of age and over are required to have appropriate recreational licenses.
It is illegal in Alabama for a non-resident with a valid driver's license to possess an Alabama non-driver's ID card.
Non-resident landowers (possessing an out-of-state driver's license) are required to purchase non-resident hunting licenses.
Mandatory Game Check continues with the 2017-2018 hunting season. For more information on Game Check, click here.
|All Game Hunting|
Allows non-residents age 16 and over to hunt all legal game (includes deer and/or turkey) within Alabama. Annual licenses expire August 31. Ten day and three day trip licenses available.
Small Game Hunting
Allows non-residents 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.
Non-Resident College Students
Allows certain non-resident students age 17-23 to qualify for resident recreational hunting and fishing licenses. Must be a full-student enrolled in an approved Alabama Higher Education Institute. Click here for list of approved institutes. Take completed application and the required documents to your local probate office.
$26.60 All Game
$17.70 Small Game
|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.|
DCNR Registration Privilege
If you are exempt from purchasing a hunting license or would like to register for a Special Opportunity Area (SOA) permit before purchasing a license, you may obtain a “DCNR Registration Privilege” license at no cost in order to be issued a Conservation ID Number (CID) for SOA permit registration.
Commercial Fowl Hunting Preserve7-day trip
Allows non-residents age 16 and over to hunt on a licensed commercial fowl hunting preserve for seven consecutive days with no other license required.
H.I.P. (Harvest Information Program)
Required of all licensed migratory bird hunters.
|Disabled Military Veteran's Appreciation 3-day Event Hunting License|
Allows for sanctioned events hosting disabled military veterans (residents and/or non-residents) 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.
Information, Application, and Laws/Regs
Duck Stamp - State*
|Allows a non-resident 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||$11.00|
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.
Wildlife Management Area License
|Allows non-residents 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.||$17.70|
*State Duck Stamps from previous license years can be purchased by mail at:
DCNR - License Section, 64 North Union Street, Suite 438, Montgomery, AL 36130
For inquires call (334) 242-3829 or e-mail at DCNR.License@dcnr.alabama.gov.