Alabama Hunting License

Complete your Alabama hunter education requirements to get your license.

How Do I Get My State Hunting License?

Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt.

  1. Complete the Alabama hunter education certification requirements.
  2. Choose the correct license type.
  3. Buy the license through the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website or an Alabama–approved agent.

Types of Alabama Hunting Licenses

Alabama Resident

A resident is a person who has lived in Alabama for at least 90 days. Active-duty military members stationed in Alabama are considered residents.

All Alabama residents ages 16 to 64 must have a resident hunting license. Visit the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website for exemptions.

Non-Resident

All non-residents age 16 or older must have a non-resident hunting license. Non-residents must purchase a non-resident hunting license even if they own land in Alabama.

Youth Hunting License

Alabama residents and non-residents age 15 or under are not required to have a hunting license. Visit the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website for more details.

Senior Hunting License

Alabama residents age 65 or older are not required to have a hunting license.

Disability License

Alabama residents who are permanently 100% disabled may be eligible for the Physically Disabled Hunting License.

Military and Veteran License

Active-duty military members who are Alabama residents may hunt without a hunting license. In addition, active-duty military members who are non-residents stationed in Alabama may purchase a resident hunting license.

Disabled veterans (Alabama residents and non-residents) with at least 50% disability are eligible for the Annual Military Veteran’s Appreciation Hunting License. Visit the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website for more details.

Migratory Waterfowl Requirements

All hunters age 16 or older must purchase the Alabama Duck Stamp and the Federal Duck Stamp when hunting migratory waterfowl. In addition, hunters are required to have proof of their participation in the Harvest Information Program (HIP).

License Expiration

Hunting licenses expire on Aug. 31 of each year. Alabama residents are able to purchase a lifetime hunting license.

Where to Buy an Alabama Hunting License

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Alabama Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions