Alabama quail hunting has changed significantly over the past decades. Many Alabamians can remember when every local pea patch held a covey of quail. Farming practices and habitat changes have negatively impacted quail populations across the southeast.
Much of Alabama's quail hunting now takes place on commercial quail hunting preserves.
Visit the Seasons and Bag Limits page for season dates and bag limits.
To hunt wild or pen-raised quail in Alabama, you must have the following:
- Small Game or All Game Hunting License or, if hunting on a licensed preserve, a 7-day Commercial Fowl Hunting Preserve License (residents and non-residents).
- IF hunting on a WMA, residents may possess a Wildlife Heritage License in lieu of a Small Game or All Game License. A WMA map permit is also required. Non-residents must possess both a state license and a WMA license in addition to a WMA map permit.
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