Hunting License Information

A valid hunting license is required for Alabama residents between the ages of 16 and 64. Residents 65 years of age and over are exempt from buying hunting licenses provided the resident has on his/her person a driver's license or proof of permanent Alabama residence and age. Hunting licenses must be renewed annually. Residents of Alabama may also apply for and buy a lifetime hunting license, which requires no renewal.  More information can be obtained by contacting the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

  •  A hunting license may be obtained at the Calhoun County License Commissioner’s office in Anniston or Alexandria or at many outdoor sports equipment retailers.  You will be required to present a valid Alabama driver’s license.
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  • To obtain a copy of the Alabama Game and Fish regulations, you may write or call

            Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 
              64 North Union Street                                         
            Montgomery, AL 36130-1456 
              Phone 334-242-3673
                                           

Hunter Safety

 Successfully completing an approved hunter education course is mandatory for all hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977, except APOST certified law enforcement employed in the state, active duty U.S. military personnel and Alabama residents who are active members of the U.S. National Guard.  Alabama is one of 49 states which has a mandatory hunter education program.  The Alabama Hunter Education course is a minimum of 10 hours of instruction in addition to an examination.  Course content includes hunter responsibility, wildlife laws, wildlife management and identification, firearms safety, archery, muzzle-loading, basic survival and first aid.  Goals of the hunter education program include increasing awareness of the importance of hunter-landowner relations, hunter behavior, reducing accident rates and increased knowledge of basic wildlife management concepts and wildlife laws.  This course is also available on CD ROM and the internet at www.outdooralabama.com
 

    Alabama Resident Hunting License Fees                                                                 
 

Duck Stamps $6.00
State Annual Hunting -- All Game $25.75
Small Game $17.15
Management Area $17.15
Fur Catcher $21.05
Combination Hunting and Fishing $38.30
Commercial Fowl Preserve 7day $10.00
Wildlife Heritage License $10.60


 

Non-residents- All non-residents 16 years of age and older must have a license to hunt in the state of Alabama. Non-residents can also obtain an all game or small game hunting trip license good for three (3) or ten (10) consecutive days.  More information for non-residents can be found on line at www.outdooralabama.com or by emailing our office at jcarter@calhouncounty.org.
 

 **Residency is determined by Driver's License State of Issuance.

**To qualify for a resident hunting or fishing license, a person must be a bona fide resident of Alabama for a minimum of 90 days or be a member of U.S. military stationed in Alabama. 

 

NON-RESIDENT HUNTING LICENSE:  
All game hunting Annual $296.40
All game 10 day $183.10
All game 3 day $129.25
Small game Annual $96.85
Small game 10 day $59.10
Small game 3 day $42.95
Federal Duck Stamps $15.00
Wildlife Management Annual $17.15
Annual Fur Catchers call 334-242-3465
Commercial Fowl Hunting Preserve $10.00

 
 


Fishing License Information

A valid fishing license is required for Alabama residents between the ages of 16 and 64 who fish with rod and reel or artificial bait.  This license is also required to fish with hook and line outside your county of legal residence.  Residents 65 years or older are exempt from buying fishing licenses provided the resident has on his/her person while fishing a driver’s license or proof of permanent Alabama residence and age. Fishing licenses must be renewed annually. Residents of Alabama may also apply for and buy a lifetime fishing license, which requires no renewal.  More information can be obtained at the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
 

  • A fishing license may be obtained by applying at the Calhoun County License Commissioner’s Office in Anniston or Alexandria  or many outdoor sporting equipment retailers’ locations.
  • Proof of Residency must be established in order to obtain an Alabama residential fishing license.  You must present an Alabama driver’s license, but you may also provide at least two of the following:
  • Current valid Alabama non-driver ID card
  • Certificate of employment, if containing proof of permanent residence.
  • Copy of home property tax
  • Copy of previous year’s tax return
  • Three months utility bills with mailing address
  • Health insurance card or form with address
  • School registration or student ID card, with proof of residence
  • Voter registration card
  • Military personnel with out-of-state driver’s license (must have copy of orders of assignment to Alabama or home of record from Alabama)

 
 Fees for Resident Fishing Licenses
 

Disabled Fishing $1.00
Rod and Reel/ hook and line boat $12.85
Saltwater Annual $22.60
Saltwater 7 day trip $9.55
Combination Salt and Fresh $35.45
Mussel Catcher* $251.00
Spear Fishing $6.00
Combination Fishing and Hunting $38.60

* Mussel Catcher license requires 12-month proof of residency.

 

Fees for Non-Resident Fishing Licenses
 

Freshwater Annual $49.40
Freshwater 7-day Trip $27.85
Saltwater Annual $48.40
Saltwater 7-day Trip $26.80
Freshwater Commercial Call 334-242-3465/ prices vary
Freshwater Mussel Catcher* $751.00

 * Includes residents with less than 12-month proof of residency  
 

 

 Lifetime License are also available to Alabama residents.  License privileges are categorized by age as follows:
  

License Privilege Under 2 yrs       2-11   12-49     50+
Freshwater Fishing $162.70 $216.65 $270.60 $162.70
Hunting License $324.50 $432.35 $540.10 $324.50
Saltwater Fishing $270.60 $324.50 $374.40 $270.60
Hunting and Freshwater Fishing  
$486.30
 
$540.10
 
$755.85
 
$486.30
Hunting and Saltwater Fishing  
$594.05
 
$755.85
 
$917.65
 
$594.05
Freshwater & Saltwater Fishing  
$432.35
 
$540.10
 
$648.05
 
$432.35
Hunting, Freshwater, & Saltwater  
$755.85
 
$863.70
 
$1133.30
 
$755.85
Wildlife Heritage $216.65 $216.65 $216.65 $216.65