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Hunting in Alabama: 6 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for Adults

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2015 06:41 AM

Hunting in Alabama requires that adults and children over 16 must complete a Hunter Education course for everyone except activity military and residents over 65 years old in order to obtain a hunting permit.

Here’s everything you need to know before applying for your Alabama hunting permit:

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1. Hunter Education Requirement

Arguably the most important thing aspiring Alabama hunters should know is that a Hunter Education course is required before obtaining a hunting license for all hunters born after Aug. 1, 1977. Hunters have the option to complete an online course or a traditional, in-person course, which includes at least eight hours of instruction plus a written examination. In-person courses are free, but only residents can utilize the online option. There are many approved online programs available from Hunter-Ed.com, BeSafeHunter.org, and HunterCourse.com, ranging from $9.95 to 24.50. One exemption exists thanks to the Alabama Wildlife Heritage Act of 2007, which allows for hunters to skip the educational requirement as long as a properly licensed hunter is less than 30 feet away at all times.

2. Resident vs. Non-Resident

In order to be considered a resident, the applicant’s driver’s license must be an Alabama license. Simply being an Alabama landowner does not count.

3. Military

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Alabama residents that are active military are not required to purchase a hunting license; however, non-residents stationed in Alabama are permitted to acquire a resident hunting and/or fishing license.

http://www.eregulations.com/alabama-archive/alabama2012/general-license-fee-info/

4. Social Security Number

This requirement, according to the Outdoor Alabama website, is a state and federal law as stated in Section 30-3-194 which states that all agencies must require all applicants for issuance or renewal must provide their social security number.

5. Annual HIP certification

A HIP, or Harvest Information Program, permit is required for all hunters to aide in the collection of data about migratory species. This certification is offered everywhere hunting licenses are sold and just requires applicants to answer a few survey questions.

6. Resident Lifetime Licenses

To avoid renewing your license every year, hunters can purchase a lifetime license as well. Children are also permitted to purchase these lifetime licenses, and those interested must visit their locale probate office.

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

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