Hunting and fishing license renewal upcoming

Published 4:13 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The sale of recreational hunting and fishing licenses for Alabama’s 2012-2013 seasons begins on Aug. 27. Officials with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) say purchasing online at is the easiest way for consumers to obtain their licenses because they are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Both hunting and fishing licenses expire on the same date each year, Aug. 31. ADCNR is making the new licenses available several days earlier than the expiration date for convenience purposes.

Prices will be $25.05 for a resident all game license and $16.70 for a resident small game license. An all game license is required for hunting deer and turkey in Alabama. A resident freshwater fishing license is $12.50, while a saltwater fishing license is $21.95. Seven-day saltwater trip licenses are $9.35 and are valid for 168 consecutive hours.

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In addition to purchasing online with a credit card, licenses are also available by telephone at 888-848-6887, at county courthouses and at many sporting goods retail outlets and marinas.

A listing of Alabama’s hunting and fishing regulations, seasons and bag limits may be found in the annual “Alabama Hunting and Fishing Digest.” The Digest is available where licenses are sold or online at

Besides name and address, the following information is needed to purchase a hunting or fishing license: driver’s license number, date of birth, sex, height, weight, eye color and hair color.

Those born on or after Aug. 1, 1977, and purchasing a hunting license will also need to provide a hunter education number. Hunter education class information is available at

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit