Alabama Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

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Welcome to the Alabama Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page, you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for Alabama?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

Alabama Hunting Seasons Dates

The Alabama hunting season website describes the hunting in this State as follows:

“Alabama is rich in natural diversity with more than 1.3 million acres of public hunting land and some of the most liberal seasons and bag limits in the nation. Hunters have the opportunity to hunt many species in Alabama including, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, mourning doves, bobwhite quail, feral hogs, waterfowl, rabbits, squirrel, and many other species.”

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Alabama Deer Hunting Season

Alabama offers some great opportunities for deer during hunting season. According to Outdoor Alabama:-

“The White-tailed deer is the number one game animal hunted in Alabama. Approximately 180,000 deer hunters account for more than 4 million man-days of hunting activity annually and have a significant impact on the local economy of rural Alabama. The harvest varies from year to year but hunters typically harvest in excess of 300,000 deer annually.”

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
FirearmsNov 23-Feb 10
Muzzleloader & Air rifleNov 18 -22
BowOct 15-Feb 10
Dog Hunting (Where Allowed)Nov 23-Jan 15

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Alabama also allows hand thrown spears when deer hunting.

Alabama Turkey Hunting Season

Alabama offers diverse opportunities for Gobblers during hunting season. According to Outdoor Alabama:-

“Alabama has a fall season in a few counties, but the spring season is when most of the turkeys are harvested in the state. Alabama hunters enjoy one of the longest seasons in the country.

Hunters are allowed to harvest a total of five turkeys, gobblers only–one per day, during the combined fall and spring seasons. Decoys are allowed in the spring season only.”

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Fall – No Decoys AllowedNov 23-Dec 5 & Dec 14-Jan 1
Spring – Decoys AllowedMarch 28-May 3
Special Disabled HuntOne day Prior To opening day
Special Youth HuntSat. & Sun. before spring season opens

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Alabama Small Game Hunting Season

Alabama has a range of small game hunting opportunities during hunting season. Alligators may also be hunted with a special permit. Many of these have a year-round Open Season. Bating is not allowed and certain bag limits per species may apply so please check. Feral Hogs can be hunted at nighttime with Dogs only.

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Feral HogsOpen season daylight hours
Feral HogsNight. May 1-aug 31
Rabbit & SquirrelSept 14-March 8
Raccoon & OpossumOpen Season
Bobcat, Coyote & FoxOpen Season (Daylight)
Beaver, Nutria & GroundhogOpen Season
Bullfrog & Pig FrogOpen Season
Alligator (With Permit)Aug 11-Sept 30

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Alabama Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Bobwhite QuailNov 2-Feb 29
DucksNov 29 – Dec 1 & Dec 6 – Jan 31
Geese (Dark & Light)Oct 19-Nov 2, Nov 29-Dec 1 & Dec 6 – Jan 31
Youth and Vets Waterfowl DayNov 23 & Feb 8
Starlings, Crows & BlackbirdsOpen Season

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

Good Luck!!

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