Resident licensed drivers applying for hunting and fishing license must:
- Present a valid Alabama driver’s license (with the exception of qualified active duty military, spouse and dependents stationed in Alabama or college students)
- Reside continuously in Alabama for 90 days
Resident non-drivers (Bona fide residents, not holding a valid driver's license from Alabama or any other state) applying for hunting and fishing license must go to the Probate or License Commissioner and present at least two of the following documents, even if they present an AL Non-Driver’s ID Card:
- School registration (required for 5-16 years old)
- Previous year tax return (mailing address only)
- Voter registration card
- Home property tax
- Health insurance forms with address
- The last three months of a utility bill with address
- Certificate of employment, if containing proof of permanent residency
- Other legal documents that may establish residency after approval by the Conservation Department
Minor Children under 18 years of age without a valid Alabama Driver's License:
- Social Security Number Card (required)
- Birth Certificate (optional)
- Attach copy of parent’s driver’s license. If guardian other than parent, paperwork showing custody and copy of their driver's license. (required)
- If enrolled in day care or school, attach a copy of current report card or enrollment, or
- If not enrolled in day care or school, 2 additional proofs of residency are required:
- Copy of parent's previous year Alabama tax return - showing child as a dependent and mailing address.
- Current certification of employment, if containing proof of permanent residency (parent or child)
- Current health insurance forms with child's name and address
- Current doctor bill or other statements with child's name and address
Residents 64 years of age purchase special lifetime licenses for the price of an annual license.
Residents 65 years of age and over are exempt from purchasing the following licenses (MUST have Alabama driver's license or proof of permanent residence and age. Does not include non-resident landowners.):
- Freshwater Fishing
- Saltwater Fishing
- State Duck Stamp
- Wildlife Management Area
Residents age 65 and older can continue their support of DCNR programs and habitat with the purchase of a special group of optional annual recreational licenses. A Voluntary Senior Lifetime License can be obtained by making a one-time donation.
Resident Active Duty Military Home on Leave are exempt from purchasing a hunting and/or fishing license during their visit. They must:
- Have proof of residency (either an Alabama driver's license or document stating Alabama is their home of residence
- Have proof of leave in their possession
Resident FUR CATCHER, SEAFOOD AND COMMERCIAL FISHING.
- Reside continuously in Alabama for the following period:
- Fur Catchers – 90 days
- Seafood – 12 months
- Commercial Fishing – 12 months
License officials may require more than two of these items in order to prove bona fide residency.
In no instance will a resident of another state (except qualified military personnel and college students) be issued an Alabama resident license even if the person is able to produce these items.