Hunting Seasons

Hunting Season is always a special time of the year. Whether you are planning on waiting patiently in a deer stand to bag that trophy buck or sitting knee deep in the marsh hoping to bag a band. Being able to take advantage of all the hunting seasons is why The Waterfowl Hunter has put together the dates for Alabama Hunting Seasons.

These dates serve as a general guide for more specific hunting visit Alabama Dept of Conservation.

Alabama Hunting Seasons-

 

Deer

Zone A

Hunt TypeLegal GameEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
Bow and Arrow and Spear-Stalk HuntingEither SexOct. 14,2017Feb. 10,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Private/Leased Land OnlyEither SexNov. 18,2017Feb. 10,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Open Permit-Public LandAnltered Bucks OnlyNov. 18,2017Feb. 10,2018
Either SexDec. 15,2017Jan. 1,2018
Dog Deer Hunting: Where AllowedEither SexNov. 18,2017Jan. 15,2018

Zone B

Hunt TypeLegal GameEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
Bow and Arrow and Spear-Stalk HuntingAntlered Bucks OnlyOct. 14,2017Oct. 23,2017
Either SexOCt. 24,2017Feb. 10,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Private/Leased Land OnlyEither SexNov. 18,2017Feb. 10,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Open Permit-Public LandAnltered Bucks OnlyNov. 18,2017Feb. 10,2018
Either SexDec. 15, 2017Jan. 1,2018
Dog Deer Hunting: Where AllowedEither SexNov. 18,2017Jan. 15,2018


Zone C

Hunt TypeLegal GameEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
Bow and Arrow and Spear-Stalk HuntingEither SexOct. 14,2017Feb. 10,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Private/Leased Land OnlyAntlered Bucks OnlyNov. 18,2017Feb. 10,2018
Either SexNov. 18, 2017Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 22,2017Jan. 1,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Open Permit-Public LandAnltered Bucks OnlyNov. 18,2017Feb. 10,2018
Either SexDec. 22, 2017Jan. 1,2018
Dog Deer Hunting: Where AllowedAntlered BucksNov. 18,2017Jan. 15,2018
Either SexNov. 18, 2017Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 22,2017Jan. 1,2018

 

All Zones

Hunt TypeLegal GameEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
Special Muzzleoader and Air RifleEither SexNov. 13,2017Nov. 17,2017

Mourning and White-Winged Dove

ZoneEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
North ZoneSept. 9,2017Oct. 29,2017
Dec. 8,2017Jan. 15,2018
South ZoneSep. 16,2017Sep. 24,2017
Oct. 7,2017Oct. 28,2017
Nov. 18,2017Jan. 15,2018

Turkey

ZoneEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
Zone 1March 15,2018April 30,2018
Zone 2March 31,2018April 30,2018
Zone 3April 21,2018April 25,2018
Zone 4Nov. 18,2017Nov. 30,2017
Dec. 16,2017Jan. 1,2018
March 15,2018April 30,2018
Zone 5No Season

Small Game

Hunt TypeEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
Bobwhite QuailNov. 4,2017Feb. 28,2018
RabbitSep. 16,2017March 4,2018
SquirrelSep. 16,2017March 4,2018
RaccoonNo Closed Season
OpossumNo Closed Season
BobcatNo Closed Season
CoyoteNo Closed Season
Feral SwineNo Closed Season
FoxNo Closed Season
BeaverNo Closed Season
NutriaNo Closed Season
GroundhogNo Closed Season
WoodcockDec. 15,2017Jan. 28,2018
SnipeNov. 11,2017Feb. 25,2018
Rail and GallinuleSep. 9,2017Sep. 24,2018
Nov. 24,2017Jan. 16,2018
Bullfrog and Pig FrogNo Closed Season
Special TealSep. 9,2017Sep. 24,2017
Duck, Coot and MerganserNov. 24,2017Nov. 25,2017
Dec. 2,2017Jan. 28,2018
GeeseSep. 1,2017Sep 30,2017
Geese (Dark and Light)Oct. 7,2017Oct. 21,2017
Nov. 24,2017Nov. 25,2017
Dec. 2,2017Jan. 28,2018
Special Youth WaterfowlNov. 18,2017Feb. 3,2018

Trapping

Hunt TypeEarliest Opening DateLatest Closing Date
Bobcat, Fox, Mink, Muskrat, Otter, and Striped SkunkNov. 4,2017Feb. 28,2018
Beaver, Coyote, Nutria, Feral Swine, Raccoon, and OpposumNo Closed Season