ANTLERED BUCKS are defined as those male deer with one or more antlers visible above natural hairline.
UNANTLERED DEER are defined as all deer without one or more antlers visible above the natural hairline
White-Tailed Antlered Buck Limit
- Three per hunter during all combined seasons, one per day. One of the three must have at least 4 antler points 1” or longer on one antler (except for Barbour County). A point is defined as an antler projection of at least one inch in length from base to tip. The main beam tip shall be counted as a point regardless of length.
EXCEPTIONS: 1.) BARBOUR COUNTY ANTLER RESTRICTION – white-tailed deer antlered bucks must have a minimum of three points on one side, (except on the statewide special youth deer hunting dates during which any antlered buck may be taken). 2.) WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) BONUS BUCK – One per hunter during all combined bonus buck hunt dates will be allowed to be harvested from a selected collection of WMA’s on specific hunt dates depicted on the WMA map permits that will not count towards the hunter's State three buck limit. Must be validated at the WMA check station by WFF personnel.
White-Tailed Unantlered Deer Limit
- During the Unantlered Deer Gun, Special Muzzleloader, Bow and Arrow and Special Youth (under 16) Seasons, one unantlered deer may be taken per day in addition to one antlered buck per day. See Special Exception #3 for selected areas with one deer per day limit on U.S. Forest Service Lands.
1. Dog Deer Hunting – Dog Deer Hunting Prohibited Except by Special Permit from the Department: Baldwin; Chambers; Choctaw (that area south of AL Hwy. 10 and west of AL Hwy. 17 and north of County Rd. 18 from AL Hwy. 17 to County Rd. 14 then north of County Rd. 14 to the Mississippi state line); Colbert (that area west of US Hwy. 43); Coosa; Covington (north of US Hwy. 84); Elmore (that area inside the following boundaries: from the Coosa County/Elmore County line at the east bank of Lake Jordan, to AL Hwy. 9, south along AL Hwy. 9 to the intersection of US Hwy. 231, south along US Hwy. 231 to the intersection of AL Hwy. 14, west along AL Hwy. 14 to the east bank of the Coosa River, north along the east bank of the Coosa River to Lake Jordan, back to the Coosa County/Elmore County line); Geneva; Henry; Macon (that area inside the following boundaries: from County Rd. 24 at the Lee County line, west and south to County Rd. 26, west to County Rd. 10, southeast to County Rd. 5, south to County Rd. 47, south to County Rd. 2, east to the Russell County line); Marengo; Monroe; Pickens (north of US Hwy. 82); Tallapoosa and Wilcox counties. Individual property owners in Chambers and Coosa counties may hunt with dogs on their own property without special permit. No dog deer hunting allowed on Open Permit-Public Land (see 220-2-.85)
By Stalk Hunting Only, (No Dogs): Bibb and Perry: (that area inside the following boundaries: east of AL Hwy. 219, south of US Hwy. 82 and north of AL Hwy. 183); Butler (that area south of AL Hwy. 106 and east of I-65); Cherokee; Chilton; Cleburne; Coffee (that area inside the following boundaries: AL Hwy. 134 from the Covington County Line, east to County Rd. 460, south to the Geneva County line, east to the Dale County line, north to AL Hwy. 134, west to AL Hwy. 87 north to US Hwy. 84, west to AL Hwy. 189, south to AL Hwy. 141, north to US Hwy. 84, west to the Covington County line); Crenshaw (north of AL Hwy. 10 and that area inside the following boundaries, from the east city limit of Luverne, US Hwy. 29 east to the junction of County Rd. 57, County Rd. 57 south to the junction of Davis Rd., Davis Rd. west to County Rd. 41, County Rd. 41 south to US Hwy. 331, US Hwy. 331 north to County Rd. 41, County Rd. 41 north to County Rd. 39, County Rd. 39 north to the Luverne city limit); Dale (that area inside the following boundaries: Judy Creek south to Dale County Rd. 36, east to AL Hwy. 27, north to the Henry County line, north to the Barbour County line, west to Judy Creek); DeKalb; Elmore (that area inside the following boundaries: east of US Hwy. 231, south of AL Hwy. 14, west of Tumkeehatchee Creek and north of the Tallapoosa River); Fayette (that area inside the following boundaries: west of US Hwy 43 and some USACE areas are north of AL Hwy. 18); Franklin; Hale and Perry: (that area inside the following boundaries: from County Rd. 32 at the Hale County Line, west to the intersection of AL Hwy. 25, AL Hwy. 25 north until it intersects with the Talladega National Forest boundary, following the boundary south until it intersects the Perry County line, following the National Forest boundary east to Perry County Rd. 23, south to the intersection of Perry County Rd. 29, south to the Spring Hill Church Road, Spring Hill Church Road west to the junction of Perry County Rd. 23 and AL Hwy. 14, west to the Hale County line); Greene; Pickens; and Tuscaloosa: (that area inside the following boundaries: in Pickens County from the intersection of US Hwy. 82 and County Rd. 63, south on County Rd. 63 to Benevola, County Rd. 2 (commonly known as the Romulus Road) east through Greene County to US Hwy. 82 in Tuscaloosa County); Houston; Jackson; Lamar; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Limestone; Madison; Marion; Marshall; Morgan; Randolph; Tuscaloosa (that area north of US Hwy. 82); and Winston (that area east of AL Hwy. 5 from the Walker County line to Natural Bridge and all that area north of US Hwy. 278).
2. U.S. Corp of Engineer Lands – On U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Lands in Alabama, the special muzzleloader, air rifle, and unantlered deer seasons are allowed the same as privately owned or leased lands in those counties if USACE does not further restrict. Be aware to consult USACE regulations regarding hunting activities and boat ramp use prior to hunting USACE regulated areas. Special Permits from the USACE may be required and some USACE areas are closed to hunting. For complete information concerning hunting on USACE lands, visit the USACE Mobile District website at: https://www.sam.usace.army. mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Hunting/.
3. U.S. Forest Service (USFS) - (same as open permit for county), except Wildlife Mgmt. Areas – one deer per day.
Stalk Hunting Only – No Dogs (except for USFS Lands within Calhoun, Clay & Talladega counties): Same season and dates as open permit-public lands. Dog Deer Hunting – Calhoun, Clay & Talladega counties during the Dog Deer Season on open permit-public lands – on Thursdays and Fridays until 2:00 p.m.; on weekends during legal shooting hours. No Dog Deer hunting on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of each week unless a holiday (see page 24 special exemption note) falls on those days; No Dog Deer hunting on the Piney Woods/Ivory Mountain Area, the borders of which are defined as: bounded by the Cleburne County line to the north running east and west, then to the west by Clay CR 3 running south to State Rte. 49; The south border is Clay CR 66 running east and west from State Rte. 49 to Hwy. 9; The eastern border is Hwy. 9 running north from Clay CR 66 to the Cleburne County line.
SPECIAL YOUTH (under 16) DEER HUNTING Statewide, (includes all Privately Owned, Leased Lands and Open Permit – Public Lands (except Wildlife Management Areas). The same legal arms and ammunition apply as in Deer season, in accordance with Rule 220-2-.119.
Zones A, B & C — November 12-15
Zones D & E — October 29 – November 1