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Alabama Lifetime Hunting License Holders May Need New Card

If you purchased an Alabama lifetime hunting license before 2008, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) would like to issue you a new card. Hunters are now required to report their deer and turkey harvests through the Game Check program, and a hunting license number is part of the required data. Lifetime licenses issued before 2008 do not contain enough characters to be used with Game Check. In addition, some duplicate numbers were issued through the years. New cards have unique identification numbers.

If a lifetime license is replaced so the hunter can comply with Game Check, there is no charge for a new card. Replacement lifetime licenses may be obtained two different ways. License holders can visit a Probate or License Commissioner’s office and request a new one. A temporary card will be issued until the new one arrives in the mail.

A lifetime license application can also be downloaded from A new lifetime license will be issued to you if this completed form accompanies your license when it is mailed to ADCNR headquarters.

If you are unsure if a replacement license is needed, call 334-242-3465.

To eliminate the need for a new lifetime license replacement card, you can obtain a new DCNR Conservation ID#, which is a new, permanent number that will follow you through your fishing and hunting career. For more information, visit

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit



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