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.
- Complete the Alabama hunter education certification requirements.
- Choose the correct license type.
- Buy the license through the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website or an Alabama–approved agent.
Types of Alabama Hunting Licenses
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.
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.
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).
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
- Visit the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website.
- Call 1-888-848-6887.
- Visit an approved license agent or a probate office.
Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Alabama Hunting students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions