2013-2014 Alabama Hunting Seasons

Below are the 2013/2014 Alabama hunting season dates. Dates are valid through August 31st, 2014. Consolidated information provided by both outdooralabama.com and eregulations.com.

NOTE: As of July 24, 2014 the 2014/2015 hunting seasons and bag limits are still in “draft” status and have not been finalized. When they are, I will update this information.

New for 2013/2014:

As of August 31st, your 2013 hunting and fishing license has expired. You can renew your license online. Also, learn more about the new Game Check System (.pdf) which requires you is now a voluntary way to report a kill prior to moving it. If you own a smartphone, you can report your kill via the Outdoor Alabama app available on Android or iOS.

Deer

Bow/Spear (Antlered and Unantlered deer)

  • October 15 – January 31

Muzzleloader  (Antlered and Unantlered deer)

  • November 18 – November 22

Rifle (Antlered and Unantlered deer)

  • November 23 – January 31

Dogs (Antlered deer only)

  • November 23 – January 15

The above dates change from county-to-county. Please check the official deer season table here: http://gregslink.co/131aAt7

Turkey

Fall Season (Decoys not permitted)

  • November 23 – November 30
  • December 21 – January 1 (Clark, Clay, Covington, Monroe, Randoph, and Talladega)

Spring Season (Decoys permitted)

March 15 – 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 ofLewis 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 21 – April 25

  • 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 ofUS Hwy. 43), and Morgan (east of I-65).

No Open Season

  • Morgan county is not open to turkey hunting west of I-65.

More turkey season info: http://gregslink.co/15MozE6

Dove

North Zone

  • September 7 – October 6 September 7: 12 O’clock noon until Sunset (Afternoon Shooting Only)
  • September 8 – October 6: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
  • October 19 – November 2: 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 counties)

  • September 21 – September 29 September 21: 12 O’clock noon until Sunset (Afternoon Shooting Only)
  • September 22 – September 29: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
  • October 12 – October 27: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)
  • November 29 – January 12: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)

More dove season info: http://gregslink.co/17eig8M

Waterfowl

Special Teal Season

  • September 7 – September 22

Special Early Canada Goose

  • September 1 – September 15

Canada Goose Only

  • September 21 – October 8

Special Snow/Blue Goose (Monroe and Escambia)

  • October 26 – November 10

Duck, Coot, Merganser, All Geese

  • November 28 – January 26

Special Youth Waterfowl Days

  • February 8 – February 9

More waterfowl season info: http://gregslink.co/131ahhX (.pdf)

Bobwhite Quail

  • November 9 – February 28

Rabbit

  • October 1 – February 28

Squirrel

  • October 1 – February 28

Raccoon

  • September 2 – February 28

Opossum

  • September 2 – February 28

Feral Hogs, Beaver, Nutria, Groundhog, Starlings, Crows, and Blackbirds

  • No closed season

Bear, Mountain Lion, and Ruffed Grouse

  • No open season

Woodcock

  • December 18 – January 31

Snipe

  • November 14 – February 28

Rail, Purple Gallinule, and Common Moorhens

  • September 7 – September 22
  • November 28 – January 20

Trapping Information

Bobcat, Coyote, Fox, Mink, Muskrat, Nutria, Opossum, Otter, Raccoon, and Striped Skunk

  • November 9 – February 28

Beaver

  • No closed season

Coyote

  • No closed trapping season on private lands with landowner permission

Article Source: http://gregslink.co/15MozE6

* The aforementioned data hereby deemed accurate, but not guaranteed. You should check with Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 64 N. Union St., Suite 584, Montgomery, AL 36104, (334) 242-3469.

Why this page? Watch (.gif) as I  try to find these dates on the terribly designed OutdoorAlabama.com. It's riddled with misspellings, poor typography, and links that lead to the wrong information! I hope others will find this page helpful.

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