Alabama Duck Hunting season 2016 – 2017

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Alabama Duck Hunting Season 2016-2017

Click here for the Alabama hunting regulatory agency website.

Season Hunting Dates Notes
Special Teal Sep 10 – Sep 25
Special Canada Goose Sep 1 – Sep 30
Duck, Coot, Merganser Nov 25 – Nov 26
Dec 3 – Jan 29
Goose Sep 1 – Sep 30
Nov 25 – Nov 26
Dec 3 – Jan 29
All geese may be hunted
Special Youth Days Nov 19 & Feb 4 Open 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 Limit Species Daily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Duck 6, 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
Coot 15
Merganser 5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Teal 6
Dark Geese
Canada, White-fronted, Brant
5, including no more than 1 Brant
Light Geese
Snow, Blue, Ross’s
5
Hunting Times Area Times
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 state 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & Ammo Type Details
Archery Long bows, compound bows or crossbows
Shotguns 10 gauge or smaller, incapable holding more than three shells
Shot Use of non-toxic steel shot size T or smaller (or other approved shot) is required

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