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Alabama 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.):

  • Hunting
  • Freshwater Fishing 
  • Saltwater Fishing 
  • State Duck Stamp
  • Wildlife Management Area 

Mandatory Game Check will start with the 2016-2017 hunting season. For more information on Game Check, click here.

What are the requirements and other information for Hunter Education? 

Resident landowners and immediate family (Alabama's driver's license required) can hunt their property without purchasing a license.  For the definition of immediate family, click here.

 

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).

$26.20

 

 

 

 

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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).

$17.45

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 

 

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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.

 

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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.

$26.20

$17.45

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Optional 65+ Hunting LicenseThis 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.

$26.20

$17.45

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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

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H.I.P. (Harvest Information Program)

Required of all licensed migratory bird hunters.

N/C

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100% Physically Disabled Resident Hunting License

Allows a resident age 16 - 64 who has been certified 100% permenantly disabled to hunt all game in Alabama.  Must complete an application and present certification of permenant disability.  License can be purchased at your local Probate Office or License Commissioner and in the Montgomery Office.  Includes the Wildlife Heritage License.  Expires August 31 annually.

 

$6.00

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50% 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.

$13.65

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100% 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 100% or more disabled. Present VA certification letter to your local probate office. Includes the wildlife heritage privileges. Expires August 31 annually.$3.10

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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 by U.S. Veterans Administration to be 50% or more disabled.

$131.65

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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

$11.00

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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.

$25.00

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).

$10.85

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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.

$17.45

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