From Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
-- Recreational hunting and fishing licenses for 2011-2012 seasons go on sale Aug. 22. Both hunting and fishing licenses expire on Aug. 31 each year.
New licenses are available several days earlier than the expiration date for convenience purposes, and can be purchased online at http://www.outdooralabama.com/licenses/.
Prices are $24.20 for a resident all game license, and $16.15 for a resident small game license. An all game license is required for hunting deer and turkey in Alabama. A resident freshwater fishing license is $12.10, while a saltwater fishing license is $21.20. Seven-day saltwater trip licenses are $9.05 and are valid for 168 consecutive hours. Licenses can also be purchased by calling (888)848-6887 or can be purchased at county courthouses, sporting goods retail outlets and marinas.
Information needed to purchase a hunting or fishing license includes driver’s license number, date of birth, sex, height, weight, eye color and hair color. Those born on or after August 1, 1977, who purchase a hunting license also need to provide a hunter education number. Hunter education class information is available at www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/education.
A new no-cost saltwater angler registry license is now available for persons age 65 and older who saltwater fish and lifetime saltwater fishing license holders. The angler registry license for saltwater is required to help obtain better information on the number of users of the saltwater resource. This no-cost license can be obtained from the same license vendors and website as the other recreational licenses.
Alabama’s Hunting and Fishing Digest is available from license vendors, or can be seen online http://www.eregulations.com/alabama/.