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Alabama - 2016-17 Season

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SeasonDatesNotes
Special TealSep 10 - Sep 25
Special Canada GooseSep 1 - Sep 30
Duck, Coot, MerganserNov 25 - Nov 26
Dec 3 - Jan 29
GooseSep 1 - Sep 30
Nov 25 - Nov 26
Dec 3 - Jan 29
All geese may be hunted
Special Youth DaysNov 19 & Feb 4Open to hunters who have not reached their sixteenth (16th) birthday. Up to 2 youth hunters must be accompanied by a fully licensed non-hunting adult over age 25. Only one firearm is permitted per youth.

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpeciesDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Duck6, including no more than:
  • 4 Mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 3 Wood Ducks
  • 1 Mottled Duck
  • 1 Black Duck
  • 2 Redhead
  • 2 Pintails
  • 2 Canvasbacks
  • 3 Scaup
Coot15
Merganser5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Teal6
Dark Geese
Canada, White-fronted, Brant
5, including no more than 1 Brant
Light Geese
Snow, Blue, Ross's
5
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta
(north of Hwy 90 (Battleship Parkway), west of AL-225, south of CSX Railroad tracks, and east of the west bank of the Mobile River)
Mon-Tue: CLOSED
Wed-Sun: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1:00 PM
Remainder of the state1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
ArcheryLong bows, compound bows or crossbows
Shotguns10 gauge or smaller, incapable holding more than three shells
ShotUse of non-toxic steel shot size T or smaller (or other approved shot) is required