2014 - 2015 Season: September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015

For information on hunting seasons and bag limits, check out our latest Alabama Hunting and Fishing Digest. For hard copies of the digest, check with your local hunting and fishing license agent, or click the image below to view online. Inside the Digest, you will find hunting seasons, license information, fishing creel limits and much more. Please be sure to review the major changes listed on page 32.

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DEER SEASONS

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The 2014-15 Game, Fish, Furbearers and other Wildlife Regulations Book will be available soon.


DOVE SEASONS (Mourning and White-Winged Dove) - Hunting information for the north and south zones.

NORTH ZONE (All counties except those listed below in south zone.)

  • 15 a day - 45 in possession(90 days)

Split Season with Shooting Hours

  • September 6 - November 9: September 6: 12 O’clock noon until Sunset (Afternoon Shooting Only)
  • September 7 - November 9: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
  • December 7 - December 31: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)

SOUTH ZONE: Baldwin, Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Mobile

  • 15 a day – 45 in possession (90 days)

Split Season with Shooting Hours

  • September 20 - September 28: September 20: 12 O’clock noon until Sunset (Afternoon Shooting Only)
  • September 21 - September 28: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
  • October 11 - October 26: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
  • November 12 - January 15:One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)

Turkey Seasons 

Fall Season (Decoys not permitted)

November 22- November 30
December 20- January 1

  • Clarke, Clay, Covington, Monroe, Randolph, and Talladega Counties

Spring Season (Decoys permitted)

March 14- April 30

  • Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman (except north of Lewis Smith Lake and north of Cullman County Road 437 and west of I-65), Dale, Dallas, Dekalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Geneva (except south of AL Hwy 52, east of AL Hwy 167, west of Houston County line, and north of the Florida line), Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson,  Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, and Wilcox.

April 1- April 30

  • Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale (west of US Hwy 43), Lawrence (south of AL Hwy 24), Limestone (north of US Hwy 72), Madison, and Winston.

April 22- April 26

  • Cullman (north of Lewis Smith Lake and north of Cullman County Road 437 and west of I-65), Lawrence (north and east of AL Hwy 157 and west of AL Hwy 33 and south of AL Hwy 20), Lauderdale (east of US Hwy 43), and Morgan

Bobwhite Quail 

November 8 - February 28

  • 8 a day - 8 in possession

Rabbit 

October 1 - February 28

  • 8 a day - 8 in possession
  • No running of dogs during daytime or after 3:00 am during and in areas of spring turkey season.

Squirrel

October 1 - February 28

  • 8 a day - 8 in possession

Raccoon

September 1 - February 28

  • Private Owned and Leased Lands: No Bag Limit
  • Open Permit- Public Land: 5 Per Party
  • No running of dogs during daytime or after 3:00 am during and in areas of spring turkey season

Opossum

September 1 - February 28

  • No Bag Limit
  • No running of dogs during daytime or after 3:00 am during and in areas of spring turkey season

Alligator

By Special Permit Only 

Alligator Hunt Information


Beaver, Nutria, and Groundhog 

No Closed Season

  • No Bag Limit - Daylight hours only

Starlings, Crows, and Blackbirds

No Closed Season

  • No Bag Limit - Daylight hours only

Bear, Mountain Lion, and Ruffed Grouse

No Open Season


Woodcock

December 18 - January 31

  • 3 a day - 6 in possession
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset

Snipe

November 14 - February 28

  •  8 a day- 16 in possession
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset

Rail, Purple Gallinule, and Common Moorhens

September 6 - September 21
November 28 - January 20

  • 15 a day - 15 in possession
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before Sunrise to Sunset

WATERFOWL SEASONS

2014 Waterfowl Hunting Guide

Special Waterfowl Seasons

Special Teal Season: September 6- September 21

  • 6 a day - 18 in possession

Special Canada Goose Season: September 1- September 15

  • 5 a day - 15 in possession

Special Snow/Blue Goose Season: October 25- November 9 ONLY in Escambia and Monroe Counties

  • 5 a day - 15 in possession

Regular Waterfowl Seasons

Duck, Coot, and Merganser: November 27- January 25

  • 6 Ducks a day and may include no more than 4 Mallards (no more than 2 of which may be a female), 3 Wood Ducks, 1 Mottled Duck, 1 Black Duck, 2 Redhead, 2 Pintail, 1 Canvasback, and 3 Scaup. Possession limit is 3 times the daily bag limit.
  • 5 Mergansers a day, only 2 may be a Hooded Merganser. Possession limit is 3 times the daily bag limit.
  • 15 Coot a day - 45 in possession.

Goose: Statewide - September 20- October 7 (Canada Geese Only); November 27- January 25 (All Geese)

  • September 20-October 7: 3 Canada Geese per day and 9 in possession
  • Remainder of Season: Bag limit of 5 a day shall not include more than 3 Canada Geese and 2 White-Fronted Geese. Possession limit of 15 shall include no more than 9 Canada Geese and 6 White-Fronted Geese.

Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

February 7 - February 8


 

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