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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Hunting license questions

At what age must I purchase a hunting or fishing license? At 16 years of age.

I’m 65 years of age and a resident of Alabama. Must I purchase a hunting or fishing license? No. Residents of Alabama 65 years of age and older are not required to purchase a license.

Must I purchase a federal migratory bird hunting stamp in addition to a state duck stamp to waterfowl hunt? Yes, all persons 16 years of age and older are required to purchase a federal duck stamp when hunting migratory waterfowl.

I am a resident of Alabama. Must I purchase a hunting license to hunt on lands I own in Alabama? No, residents of Alabama are not required to purchase a hunting license to hunt on property they own.

I am a non-resident but own land in Alabama. Must I purchase a hunting license to hunt on this property? Yes, you are required to purchase a non-resident hunting license.

I am a non-resident 67 years of age. Must I purchase a hunting license to hunt in Alabama? Yes. Non-resident persons 16 years of age and older must first purchase a hunting license before hunting in Alabama.

I’m a non-resident but stationed in Alabama with the military. Must I purchase a hunting/fishing license? Yes, but you are allowed to purchase a resident hunting and/or fishing license.

I’m active duty military and a resident of Alabama home on leave. Must I purchase a hunting/fishing license? No, residents on active duty home on leave may hunt and fish without license (must have proof of leave in possession).

Does Alabama have a disabled hunting license? No, Alabama does not have a disabled hunting license.

Fishing license questions

Is a fishing license required to fish private lakes or ponds? No. Fishing licenses are only required to fish in public waters.

Is there a special fishing license for disabled persons? Yes. Persons that are totally disabled and have been a resident of Alabama for six months may obtain this license for $1.00. Applications for this license can be obtained from the Probate Judge or License Commissioner in the county in which they reside.

Can I fish from my pier in public waters without a fishing license? No, residents of Alabama, 16 to 65 years of age, must first purchase a fishing license before fishing in any of the public waters of Alabama.

I am 67 years of age and a non-resident. Must I purchase a fishing license to fish the public waters of Alabama? Yes. Non-residents 16 years of age and older must first purchase a fishing license before fishing the public waters of Alabama.

I’m a non-resident but stationed in Alabama with the military. Must I purchase a hunting/fishing license? Yes, but you are allowed to purchase a resident hunting and/or fishing license.

I’m active duty military and a resident of Alabama home on leave. Must I purchase a hunting/fishing license? No, residents on active duty home on leave may hunt and fish without license (must have proof of leave in possession).

Special Disabled Archery Permit

What are the requirements for a person to be issued a Special Disabled Archery permit? A person must have a permanent physical impairment that prevents them from being able to draw or hold a bow with a minimum peak tension of 35 pounds. This permit would allow a person to utilize a device that will hold a long bow, recurve bow or compound bow at full draw.

How do I obtain this permit? To obtain this permit your medical doctor must write a short letter that contains the following information:

  • Your name and address and that you are a patient of the doctor.
  • That you have a permanent physical impairment.
  • Briefly describe this impairment.
  • A statement that due to this permanent physical impairment you are unable to draw or hold a bow with a minimum peak tension of 35 pounds.
  • Your medical doctor must sign the letter.
  • Letter should be mailed to W.A.F.F., 64 N. Union St., Room 559, Montgomery, AL 36104.

General Questions

I have lost my hunter education certification card. Where can I get a replacement? You can print a replacement card here.

 

If you have more questions, please contact the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, Law Enforcement Section, or your nearest District office.

 

 


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