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Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries District Offices

Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries District Offices

District 1

Blount, Colbert, Cullman, Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Walker, Winston

21453 Harris Station Rd.
Tanner, AL 35671
(256) 353-2634
email: dcnr.d1wff@dcnr.alabama.gov

District 2

Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa

4101 Hwy. 21 North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-5422
email: dcnr.d2wff@dcnr.alabama.gov

District 3

Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lowndes, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa

8211 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, AL 35476
(205) 339-5716
email: dcnr.d3wff@dcnr.alabama.gov

District 4

Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Russell

3520 Plaza Dr.
Enterprise, AL 36330
(334) 347-9467
email: dcnr.d4wff@dcnr.alabama.gov

District 5

Baldwin, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington, Wilcox

30571 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(251) 626-5153
email: dcnr.d5wff@dcnr.alabama.gov

Office of the Governor State Capitol

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7100

fax: (334) 242-0937

Kay Ivey, Governor

Christopher M. Blankenship,
Commissioner

Chuck Sykes,
Director

Fred R. Harders,
Assistant Director

Additional Offices & Phone Numbers

To Report Violations (800) 272-4263

Enforcement
(334) 242-3467

Fisheries
(334) 242-3471

Wildlife
(334) 242-3469


Administration
64 N. Union St., Suite 567
P.O. Box 301456
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-3465

License Information
(334) 242-3829
(888)-879-4150


Alea Marine Trooper Division
(800) 272-7930

Marine Resources Division
(251) 968-7576

 

 

Hunter Orange Requirement For Hunting

In adherence to hunting regulations within areas open to gun deer season, encompassing youth deer season and muzzleloader deer season, it is imperative for all participants pursuing wildlife, with the exception of foxes, raccoons, and opossums during legal nighttime hours, as well as turkey and migratory birds, including crows, to be outfitted with an outer garment above the waist. This garment must prominently feature a minimum of 144 square inches of hunter orange, or alternatively, individuals may opt for a full-sized hunter orange hat or cap to ensure compliance with safety protocols.

Exemptions to the mandatory hunter orange attire requirement are granted under specific circumstances:

  1. Elevated Stands: Hunters are not obligated to wear hunter orange when engaged in hunting activities from a stand elevated twelve (12) feet or more above the ground.

  2. Enclosed Box Stands: The requirement is also waived when hunting within an enclosed box stand.

  3. Enclosed Vehicles: Traveling in an enclosed vehicle provides an exemption from the hunter orange mandate.

  4. Foot Travel within 20 Feet: While on foot, hunters are not required to wear hunter orange when moving within a distance of twenty (20) feet directly between an operating enclosed vehicle and a stand where the hunter is exempt from the hunter orange requirement.

Minor logo or text embellishments are permissible on the front of hunter orange caps. However, aside from these allowed additions, the hunter orange must maintain a uniform solid color and remain visible from all perspectives. It is essential to adhere to the exclusive use of hunter orange, commonly referred to as blaze orange or ten-mile cloth, as the only legally accepted color. Variations such as different shades of red or camouflage orange are not considered compliant with the regulations.

Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries District Offices
Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries District Offices
 

Require a replacement for your Hunter Education Card?

Securing a duplicate has never been easier. Simply visit www.outdooralabama.com and navigate to the hunting/hunter education section to access and print a duplicate Hunter Education Card.

For inquiries or if you encounter difficulties in obtaining a temporary card, feel free to contact the Hunter Education Office at (800) 245-2740. Your convenience is our priority.


 

 

Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries District Offices

Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries District Offices

In 2016, Alabama legislators enacted a progressive measure, permitting landowners to employ purple paint on trees or fence posts as an alternative to traditional no-trespassing signs, while affirming the continued legality of properly posted signs.

The adoption of purple paint for marking no-trespassing zones is driven by its cost-effectiveness, heightened visibility, and resistance to removal. Alabama joins a cohort of states acknowledging the efficacy of purple paint as a valid marker for no-trespassing areas.

According to the Code of Alabama, adherence to specific guidelines is essential for the proper application of purple paint. Vertical stripes must exceed 8 inches in length and be wider than 1 inch, positioned 3–5 feet from the ground. These markings should be easily visible to individuals approaching the property, spaced 100 feet apart on forestland, and within a distance of less than 1,000 feet on non-forestland. This regulatory framework ensures clarity and uniformity in signaling no-trespassing areas using purple paint.

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