Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

Special Youth, Active Military, and Military Veteran's Waterfowl Hunting Days

  • November 18 and February 3
  • Shooting hours and bag limits align with regular waterfowl season guidelines
  • Applicable legal arms and ammunition in accordance with Rule 220-2-.119


Clapper Rail, King Rail, Virginia Rail, Sora, and Gallinule

  • September 9 to September 24 and November 25 to January 17
  • Daily limit of 15
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset


Special Teal Season

  • September 9 to September 24
  • Daily limit of 6
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset


Duck, Coot, and Merganser

  • November 24 to November 25 and December 2 to January 28
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset



  • Daily limit of 6 ducks, including specific limits for Mallards, Wood Ducks, Mottled Duck, Black Duck, Redhead, Pintail, Canvasback, and Scaup



  • Daily limit of 15


  • Daily limit of 5, with a restriction of 2 Hooded Mergansers



    • Statewide regulations available in the Alabama Waterfowl Hunting Guide
    • Specific seasons and aggregate bag limits for Dark Geese and Light Geese


    Sandhill Crane

    • December 2 to January 7 and January 15 to January 30
    • Limited quota permit application required
    • Limit of 3 per person per permit
    • Hunting zone and shooting hours specified, along with applicable arms and ammunition regulations
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