2014-2015 Alabama Hunting Seasons

Below are the 2014-2015 Alabama hunting season dates. Dates are valid through August 31st, 2015. Consolidated information provided by both outdooralabama.com and eregulations.com.

Read about changes for 2014-2015 in regards to the declining deer population. If you bag a deer or turkey, you must report it online via Game Check or use the Harvest Record PDF.

Deer

Alabama is now divided into two Zones and dates change from county-to-county. Please see the official Deer Season Zone Map to find your Zone. Basically, everyone north of Montgomery or near the Chattahoochee River is in Zone A.

Antlered Bucks – (Stalking or Dog Hunting)

  • Zone A – Nov 22 – Jan 15
  • Zone B – Nov 22 – 30 / Dec 11 – Jan 25

Antlered Bucks – (Stalk Only – No Dogs)

  • Zone A – Jan 16 – 31
  • Zone B – Jan 26 – Feb 10

Unantlered Deer – (Private or Leased Land Only)

  • Zone A – Nov 22 – Jan 31
  • Zone B – Nov 22 – 30 / Dec 11 – Feb 10

Unantlered Deer – (Open Permit – Public Land)

  • Zone A – Dec 15 – Jan 1
  • Zone B – Dec 15 – Jan 1

Special Muzzleloader / Air Rifle (Private, Leased, or National Forest Land – No Dogs)

  • Zone A – Nov 17 – 21
  • Zone B – Nov 17 – 21

Bow and Arrow and Spear (Stalk Hunting Only – No Dogs)

  • Zone A – Oct 15 – Jan 31
  • Zone B – Oct 25 – Feb 10

Turkey

Fall Season (Decoys not permitted)

  • Nov 22 – 30
  • Dec 20 – Jan 1 (Clarke, Clay, Covington, Monroe, Randolph, and Talladega)

Spring Season (Decoys permitted)

Mar 14 – Apr 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.

Apr 1 – 30

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

Apr 22 – 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 ofUS Hwy. 43), and Morgan (east of I-65).

No Open Season

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

Dove

15 a day – 15 in possession

North Zone

  • Sep 6 from noon until Sunset (Afternoon Shooting Only)
  • Sep 7 – Nov 9 / Dec 7 – 31 One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)

South Zone
(Baldwin, Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Mobile counties)

  • Sep 20 from noon until Sunset (Afternoon Shooting Only)
  • Sep 21 – 28 / Oct 11 –  26 / Nov 12 – Jan 15: One-half hour before Sunrise until Sunset (All Day)

Waterfowl

Special Waterfowl Seasons

  • Teal Season: Sep 6 – 21 (6 a day – 18 in possession)
  • Canada Goose: Sep 1 – 15 (5 a day – 15 in possession)
  • Snow/Blue Goose: Oct 25 – Nov 9 (Escambia and Monroe Counties – 5 a day – 15 in possession)

Regular Waterfowl Seasons

Duck, Coot, and Merganser: Nov 27 – Jan 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: Sep 20 – Oct 7 (Canada Geese Only) Nov 27 – Jan 25 (All Geese)

  • Sep 20 – Oct 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.

Alligator (2014)

  • By Special Permit Only
  • Must register online between June 3 and July 8, 2014.
  • Must be Alabama Resident to register

Sunset Aug 14 – Sunrise Aug 17
Sunset Aug 21 – Sunrise Aug 24

Mobile Delta (nighttime only)
Dallas; Monroe (north of US Hwy. 84) and Wilcox (nighttime only)

Sunset Aug 8 – Sunrise Aug 24

Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Russell counties (nighttime only)

Small Game

  • Rail: Sep 6 – 21
  • Purple Gallinule:  Sep 6 – 21
  • Common Moorhens: Sep 6 – 21
  • Rabbit: Oct 1 – Feb 28
  • Squirrel: Oct 1 – Feb 28
  • Raccoon: Sep 1 – Feb 28
  • Opossum: Sep 1 – Feb 28
  • Bobwhite Quail: Nov 8 – Feb 28
  • Snipe: Nov 14 – Feb 28
  • Woodcock: Dec 18 – Jan 31

No Closed Season

  • Beaver
  • Nutria
  • Groundhog
  • Starlings
  • Crows
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Coyote
  • Feral Swine (hogs)
  • Fox

No Open Season

  • Bear
  • Mountain Lion
  • Ruffed Grouse

Source: http://www.eregulations.com/alabama/2014-15-seasons-bag-limits-hunting-trapping/

* 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.

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