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Hunting in Alabama: 3 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for Your Kids

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2015 06:53 AM

Hunters heading to the “Wild Turkey” state that would like to bring along their children should note a few requirements about hunting in Alabama. With famous residents like Kid Rock and Hank Williams Jr. getting involved in Alabama’s hunting scene, the state is a draw for many families. Williams even helped get a bill passed that repealed the state law that restricted the use of corn or other bait as an aid in deer hunting. Williams noted that many other states have no restrictions on hunting with bait, and it’s a good option to have when a hunter takes along a child, disabled person, or injured veteran according to AL.com.

Of course, there are lots of reasons that it’s great to hunt with your kids, most importantly carving out time to spend together. Wide Open Spaces writer Molly Carter also notes that hunting together provides an opportunity to teach conservation, start traditions, connecting to the outdoors, promoting health and fitness, teaching responsibility, building confidence, and teaching gun safety.

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Here are 3 things to note before applying for a hunting permit for your kids:

1. Age

Children under 16 are not required by the state of Alabama to secure a hunting license. If your child is over 16, they must follow the same requirements as adults in obtaining a hunting license, which includes completing a Hunter Education course, getting a Harvest Information Program certificate, and providing their social security number.

2. Lifetime License

If you would like to purchase a lifetime license for your son or daughter and they do not have an Alabama driver’s license yet, you must provide proof of residency with one of the following:
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security number card
  • Copy of parent’s license
  • Report card
3. Hunter Education Requirement Exemption

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If your child is over 16 but they have not taken the hunter education course, a “supervision status” can be noted on their hunting license. This status requires that the supervisor must be over 21 years old, within 30 feet of the supervisee at all times, and carry their hunting license which states their supervisor required status.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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