Mourning dove hunting typically kicks off the fall hunting season as many look forward to a day on a dove field with family and friends. Unlike many other hunting activities, dove hunting is usually a highly social event with many hunters on the same field.
Alabama is separated into two zones (north and south) with most of Alabama being in the north zone. The north and south zone seasons typically begin in early September and October, respectively.
To hunt mourning doves in Alabama, you must have the following:
- All Game OR Small Game Hunting License (unless exempt)
- HIP - Harvest Information Program Certification (free)
- Free map permit IF hunting on a WMA; non-residents also need a WMA license if hunting a WMA
How to Report a Band
If you harvest a dove with a band, report it online at www.reportband.gov.