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2017-2018 Alabama Hunting Seasons

A tradition for many families, hunting is an exciting escape into nature. Your reward of patiently waiting in a tree stand or hunting blind is the satisfaction of taking responsibility for your own food, or finally bagging that trophy buck. Discount Ramps has all the hunting dates for Alabama, and the necessary hunting equipment to ensure a successful year.

This is a general guide to season dates. Dates are subject to change. For more information, visit the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Website.

Deer

Zone A

Hunt Type Legal Game Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
Bow and Arrow and Spear-Stalk Hunting Either Sex Oct. 14,2017 Feb. 10,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Private/Leased Land Only Either Sex Nov. 18,2017 Feb. 10,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Open Permit-Public Land Anltered Bucks Only Nov. 18,2017 Feb. 10,2018
Either Sex Dec. 15,2017 Jan. 1,2018
Dog Deer Hunting: Where Allowed Either Sex Nov. 18,2017 Jan. 15,2018

Zone B

Hunt Type Legal Game Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
Bow and Arrow and Spear-Stalk Hunting Antlered Bucks Only Oct. 14,2017 Oct. 23,2017
Either Sex OCt. 24,2017 Feb. 10,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Private/Leased Land Only Either Sex Nov. 18,2017 Feb. 10,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Open Permit-Public Land Anltered Bucks Only Nov. 18,2017 Feb. 10,2018
Either Sex Dec. 15, 2017 Jan. 1,2018
Dog Deer Hunting: Where Allowed Either Sex Nov. 18,2017 Jan. 15,2018

Zone C

Hunt Type Legal Game Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
Bow and Arrow and Spear-Stalk Hunting Either Sex Oct. 14,2017 Feb. 10,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Private/Leased Land Only Antlered Bucks Only Nov. 18,2017 Feb. 10,2018
Either Sex Nov. 18, 2017 Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 22,2017 Jan. 1,2018
Gun Deer-Stalk Hunting: Open Permit-Public Land Anltered Bucks Only Nov. 18,2017 Feb. 10,2018
Either Sex Dec. 22, 2017 Jan. 1,2018
Dog Deer Hunting: Where Allowed Antlered Bucks Nov. 18,2017 Jan. 15,2018
Either Sex Nov. 18, 2017 Nov. 26,2017
Dec. 22,2017 Jan. 1,2018

All Zones

Hunt Type Legal Game Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
Special Muzzleoader and Air Rifle Either Sex Nov. 13,2017 Nov. 17,2017

Mourning and White-Winged Dove

Zone Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
North Zone Sept. 9,2017 Oct. 29,2017
Dec. 8,2017 Jan. 15,2018
South Zone Sep. 16,2017 Sep. 24,2017
Oct. 7,2017 Oct. 28,2017
Nov. 18,2017 Jan. 15,2018

Turkey

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

Small Game

Hunt Type Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
Bobwhite Quail Nov. 4,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Rabbit Sep. 16,2017 March 4,2018
Squirrel Sep. 16,2017 March 4,2018
Raccoon No Closed Season
Opossum No Closed Season
Bobcat No Closed Season
Coyote No Closed Season
Feral Swine No Closed Season
Fox No Closed Season
Beaver No Closed Season
Nutria No Closed Season
Groundhog No Closed Season
Woodcock Dec. 15,2017 Jan. 28,2018
Snipe Nov. 11,2017 Feb. 25,2018
Rail and Gallinule Sep. 9,2017 Sep. 24,2018
Nov. 24,2017 Jan. 16,2018
Bullfrog and Pig Frog No Closed Season
Special Teal Sep. 9,2017 Sep. 24,2017
Duck, Coot and Merganser Nov. 24,2017 Nov. 25,2017
Dec. 2,2017 Jan. 28,2018
Geese Sep. 1,2017 Sep 30,2017
Geese (Dark and Light) Oct. 7,2017 Oct. 21,2017
Nov. 24,2017 Nov. 25,2017
Dec. 2,2017 Jan. 28,2018
Special Youth Waterfowl Nov. 18,2017 Feb. 3,2018

Trapping

Hunt Type Earliest Opening Date Latest Closing Date
Bobcat, Fox, Mink, Muskrat, Otter, and Striped Skunk Nov. 4,2017 Feb. 28,2018
Beaver, Coyote, Nutria, Feral Swine, Raccoon, and Opposum No Closed Season

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