Important information for Alabama landowners regarding hunting your own property and defines "Immediate Family".
- A RESIDENT landowner who possesses an Alabama Driver’s License or other proof of residency may hunt on their land without having to purchase a hunting license.
- A RESIDENT landowner’s immediate family may hunt on the land without having to purchase a hunting license provided that they are RESIDENTS of Alabama.
Immediate family as defined by law:
- Landowner’s spouse
- Landowner’s children, if Alabama residents
- Landowner’s parents, if Alabama residents
- Landowner’s brothers and/or sisters, if Alabama residents
- If Landowner has a tenant residing on the property, he and his immediate family residing on the property are exempt from the requirement of a hunting license.
- If the member of the immediate family has moved out of state, regardless of whether or not they possess an Alabama Driver’s License, they are considered Non-Residents.
- If they possess an out-of-state driver’s license, they are considered non-residents.
- A NON-RESIDENT landowner is required to purchase the appropriate non-resident hunting license.
- All applicants must first present their driver’s license(s). Applicants with multiple driver’s license are not considered Alabama residents and must use their out-of-state driver’s license to purchase non-resident licenses. An Alabama Driver’s License alone does not prove residency. Exceptions indicating that an Alabama driver’s license holder will be considered non-residents:
- Possessing a valid driver’s license from another state
- A NON-RESIDENT may not use an Alabama Non-Driver’s ID while possessing a valid Out-of-State Driver’s License.
- A NON-RESIDENT may not show two types of documentation to qualify for a Resident license. The law § 9-11-49.2. which allowed Non-resident property owners paying ad valorem property taxes to be treated as residents was repealed by Acts 1996, No. 96-379, p. 463 §2, effective May 2, 1996.