Alabama

Alabama Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Deer Season 2021-2022

2021-2022 Deer Zone Map

ZONE A

BOW AND ARROW – STALK HUNTING: 

  • Either Sex: Oct. 15, 2021 – Feb. 10, 2022

SPECIAL MUZZLELOADER AND AIR RIFLE:

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND AND USFS

  • Stalk Hunting Only (No Dogs)
  • Either Sex: Nov. 15, 2021 – Nov. 19, 2021

GUN DEER-STALK HUNTING: 

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

  • Either sex: Nov. 20, 2021 – Feb. 10, 2022

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 20, 2021 – Dec. 10, 2021, Jan. 2, 2022 – Feb. 10, 2022
  • Either Sex: Dec. 11, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

DOG DEER HUNTING: WHERE ALLOWED

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

  • Either sex: Nov. 20, 2021 – Jan. 15, 2022

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 20, 2021 – Dec. 10, 2021, Jan. 2, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2022
  • Either Sex: Dec. 11, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

ZONE A (see map) 

Those areas with the following boundaries: beginning at the intersection of the Alabama/Mississippi state line and US Hwy. 80 in Sumter County follow US Hwy. 80 east to the US Hwy. 80 Bypass and Alabama River; upstream along the Alabama River to I-65; south along I-65 to the intersection with I-85; north along I-85 to AL Hwy. 169 (exit 60); south along AL Hwy. 169 to AL Hwy. 1/US Hwy. 431; south along AL Hwy. 1/US Hwy. 431 to AL Hwy. 26; west along AL Hwy. 26 to Russell County Road 65; south along Russell County Road 65 to Russell County Road 4; west along Russell County Road 4 to Russell County Road 49; south along Russell County Road 49 to US Hwy. 82; east along US Hwy. 82 to the Chattahoochee River; south along the Chattahoochee River to AL Hwy. 10; west along AL Hwy. 10 to Henry County Road 57; south along Henry County Road 57 to Henry County Road 99; south along Henry County Road 99 to US Hwy. 431; south along US Hwy. 431 to Ross Clark Circle (bypass around Dothan); east along Ross Clark Circle to US Hwy. 231; south on US Hwy. 231 to the Alabama/Florida state line; east along Alabama/Florida state line to the Chattahoochee River; north along Chattahoochee River to US Hwy. 82; west on US Hwy. 82 to US Hwy. 431; north on US Hwy. 431 to US Hwy. 280; east on US Hwy. 280 to Alabama/Georgia state line; north along Alabama/Georgia state line to I-20; west on I-20 to AL Hwy. 21; north along AL Hwy. 21 to US Hwy. 278; east along US Hwy 278 to the Alabama/Georgia state line; north along the Alabama/Georgia state line to the Alabama/Tennessee state line; west along the Alabama/Tennessee state line to the Alabama/Mississippi state line; south along the Alabama/Mississippi state line ending at US Hwy. 80. Excludes Zones C, D, and E descriptions below. 


ZONE B

BOW AND ARROW – STALK HUNTING: 

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Oct. 15, 2021 – Oct. 24, 2021
  • Either Sex: Oct. 25, 2021 – Feb. 10, 2022

SPECIAL MUZZLELOADER AND AIR RIFLE:

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND AND USFS

  • Stalk Hunting Only (No Dogs)
  • Either Sex: Nov. 15, 2021 – Nov. 19, 2021

GUN DEER-STALK HUNTING: 

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

  • Either sex: Nov. 20, 2021 – Feb. 10, 2022

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 21, 2021 – Dec. 10, 2021, Jan. 2, 2022 – Feb. 10, 2022
  • Either Sex: Dec. 11, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

DOG DEER HUNTING: WHERE ALLOWED

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

  • Either sex: Nov. 20, 2021 – Jan. 15, 2022

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 20, 2021 – Dec. 10, 2021, Jan. 2, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2022
  • Either Sex: Dec. 11, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

ZONE B (see map) 

Those areas south or west of a line described as: Beginning at the intersection of the Mississippi state line and US Hwy. 80 in Sumter County follow US Hwy. 80 east to the US Hwy. 80 Bypass and Alabama River; upstream along the Alabama River to I-65; south along I-65 to the intersection with I-85; north along I-85 to AL Hwy. 169 (exit 60); south along AL Hwy. 169 to AL Hwy. 1/US Hwy. 431; south along AL Hwy. 1/US Hwy. 431 to AL Hwy. 26; west along AL Hwy. 26 to Russell County Road 65; south along Russell County Road 65 to Russell County Road 4; west along Russell County Road 4 to Russell County Road 49; south along Russell County Road 49 to US Hwy. 82; east along US Hwy. 82 to US Hwy. 431; south along US Hwy. 431 to US Hwy. 82; east along US Hwy. 82 to the Chattahoochee River; south along the Chattahoochee River to AL Hwy. 10; west along AL Hwy. 10 to Henry County Road 57; south along Henry County Road 57 to Henry County Road 99; south along Henry County Road 99 to US Hwy. 431; south along US Hwy. 431 to Ross Clark Circle (bypass around Dothan); east along Ross Clark Circle to US Hwy. 231; south along US Hwy. 231 to the Alabama/Florida state line; west along the Alabama/Florida state line to the Alabama/Mississippi state line, north along the Alabama/Mississippi state line ending at US Hwy. 80. Excludes Zone E description below. 


ZONE C

BOW AND ARROW – STALK HUNTING 

  • Either Sex: Oct. 15, 2021 – Feb. 10, 2022

SPECIAL MUZZLELOADER AND AIR RIFLE

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND AND USFS

  • Stalk Hunting Only (No Dogs)
  • Either Sex: Nov. 15, 2021 – Nov. 19, 2021

GUN DEER-STALK HUNTING: 

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 29, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021, Jan. 2, 2022 – Feb. 10, 2022
  • Either sex: Nov. 20, 2021 – Nov. 28, 2021, Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 20, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021, Jan. 2, 2022 – Feb. 10, 2022
  • Either Sex: Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

DOG DEER HUNTING: WHERE ALLOWED

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 29, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021, Jan. 2, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2022
  • Either sex: Nov. 20, 2021 – Nov. 28, 2021, and Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 20, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021, Jan. 2, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2022
  • Either Sex: Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

ZONE C (see map) 

Those areas of Blount, Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Morgan, Marshall, St. Clair, Walker and Winston Counties with the following boundaries: beginning at the intersection of US Hwy. 431 and AL Hwy. 79 in Marshall County; north on US Hwy. 431 to Paint Rock River; west along Paint Rock River (Marshall County/Madison County line) to Tennessee River; west along Tennessee River to US Hwy. 43/13; south on US Hwy. 43/13; continue south on AL Hwy. 13 to AL Hwy. 195 in Haleyville (Winston County); north on AL Hwy. 195 to Winston County Road 93; north on Winston County Road 93 to Franklin County Road 93; north on Franklin County Road 93 to Franklin County Road 81; north on Franklin County Road 81 to Franklin County Road 83; north on Franklin County Road 83 to AL Hwy. 24; east on AL Hwy. 24 to intersection with AL Hwy. 157 at Moulton (Lawrence County); south on AL Hwy. 157 to Cullman County Road 1114; south on Cullman County Road 1114 to US Hwy. 278 in Jones Chapel (Cullman County); west on US Hwy. 278 to Helicon Road (Winston County Road 77); south on Helicon Road (Winston County Road 77) to Winston County Road 41 in Arley (Winston County); south on Winston County Road 41 to Sipsey Fork; south along Sipsey Fork to US Hwy. 69; north on US Hwy. 69 to I-65; south on I-65 to I-59; north on I-59 to US Hwy. 11; north on US Hwy. 11 to Etowah County/Dekalb County line; west along Etowah County/Dekalb County line to Dekalb County/Marshall County line; north along Dekalb County/Marshall County line to Marshall County/Jackson County line, north along Marshall County/Jackson County Line to AL Hwy. 79; south on AL Hwy. 79; ending at the junction of US Hwy. 431 and AL Hwy. 79. Excludes Zone D description below. 


ZONE D

BOW AND ARROW – STALK HUNTING 

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Jan. 16, 2022 – Jan. 27, 2022
  • Either Sex: Oct. 1, 2021 – Jan. 15, 2022

SPECIAL MUZZLELOADER AND AIR RIFLE

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND AND USFS – Stalk Hunting Only (No Dogs)

  • Either Sex: Nov. 1, 2021 – Nov. 5, 2021

GUN DEER-STALK HUNTING: 

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 6, 2021 – Nov. 19, 2021, Nov. 29, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021, and Jan. 2, 2022 – Jan. 27, 2022
  • Either sex: Nov. 20, 2021 – Nov. 28, 2021, and Dec. 18, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2022

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 6, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021, Jan. 2, 2022 – Jan. 27, 2022
  • Either Sex: Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

DOG DEER HUNTING: WHERE ALLOWED

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 6, 2021 – Nov. 19, 2021, Nov. 29, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021
  • Either sex: Nov. 20, 2021 – Nov. 28, 2021, Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 6, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021
  • Either Sex: Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

ZONE D (see map) 

Those areas of Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Morgan and Winston Counties with the following boundaries: beginning at the intersection of AL Hwy. 157 and AL Hwy. 24 at Moulton (Lawrence County); south on AL Hwy. 157 to Cullman County Road 1114; south on Cullman County Road 1114 to US Hwy. 278 in Jones Chapel (Cullman County); west on US Hwy. 278 to Helicon Road (Winston County Road 77); west on Helicon Road (Winston County Road 77) to Winston County Road 41 in Arley (Winston County); south on Winston County Road 41 to Sipsey Fork; south on Sipsey Fork to Winston County/Walker County line west along the Winston County/Walker County line to AL Hwy. 5; north on AL Hwy. 5 to AL Hwy. 13 at Natural Bridge (Winston County); north on AL Hwy. 13 to AL Hwy. 195 in Haleyville (Winston County); north on AL Hwy. 195 to Winston County Road 93; north on Winston County Road 93 to Franklin County Road 93; north on Franklin County Road 93 to Franklin County Road 81; north on Franklin County Road 81 to Franklin County Road 83; north on Franklin County Road 83 to AL Hwy. 24; east on AL Hwy. 24 ending at intersection with AL Hwy. 157 at Moulton (Lawrence County). 


ZONE E

BOW AND ARROW – STALK HUNTING 

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Jan. 16, 2022 – Jan. 27, 2022
  • Either Sex: Oct. 1, 2021 – Jan. 15, 2022

SPECIAL MUZZLELOADER AND AIR RIFLE

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND AND USFS – Stalk Hunting Only (No Dogs)

  • Either Sex: Nov. 1, 2021 – Nov. 5, 2021

GUN DEER-STALK HUNTING: 

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Jan. 16, 2022 – Jan. 27, 2022
  • Either sex: Nov. 6, 2021 – Jan. 15, 2022

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 6, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021, Jan. 2, 2022 – Jan. 27, 2022
  • Either Sex: Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

DOG DEER HUNTING: WHERE ALLOWED

ON PRIVATELY OWNED OR LEASED LAND ONLY

  • Either sex: Nov. 6, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

ON OPEN PERMIT-PUBLIC LAND

  • Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 6, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021
  • Either Sex: Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022

ZONE E (see map) 

Those areas of Barbour and Russell Counties with the following boundaries: beginning at the intersection of US Hwy. 82 and US Hwy. 431 in Eufaula (Barbour County); north on US Hwy. 431 to US Hwy. 280; east on US Hwy. 280 to the Chattahoochee River; south on the Chattahoochee River to US Hwy. 82; west on US Hwy. 82 ending at intersection with US Hwy. 431; and those areas of Calhoun, Cherokee, and Cleburne Counties with the following boundaries: beginning at the intersection of I-20 and AL Hwy. 21: north on AL Hwy. 21 to AL Hwy. 9 in Piedmont (Calhoun County); north on AL Hwy. 9 to US Hwy. 278; east on US Hwy. 278 to the Alabama/Georgia state line; south along the Alabama/Georgia state line to I-20; west on I-20 ending at intersection with AL Hwy. 21. 


ANTLERED BUCKS

Male deer with bare antlers visible above natural hairline – Statewide – one a day; three per hunter during all combined seasons. One of the three must have at least 4 antler points 1 inch or longer on one antler (except for Barbour County). A point is defined as an antler projection of at least 1 inch in length from base to tip. Main beam tip shall be counted as a point regardless of length.

EXCEPTIONS:

1. Barbour County Antler Restriction – white-tailed deer bucks must have a minimum of 3 points on one side (except on the statewide special youth deer hunting dates during which any antlered buck may be taken).

2. Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Bonus Buck – One per hunter during all combined seasons will be allowed to be harvested from a select collection of WMAs on specific hunt dates depicted on the WMA map permits that will not count towards the hunter’s state 3-buck limit. Must be validated at the WMA check station by WFF personnel.

WHITE-TAILED UNANTLERED DEER LIMIT – During the Unantlered Deer Gun, Special Muzzleloader, Bow and Arrow, and Special Youth (under 16) Seasons, one unantlered deer may be taken each day in addition to one antlered buck each day. See Special Exception #3 for selected areas with one deer each day limit on U.S. Forest Service Lands.

SPECIAL YOUTH (under 16) DEER HUNTING Statewide, (includes all Privately Owned, Leased Lands and Open Permit – Public Lands (except Wildlife Management Areas). The same legal arms and ammunition apply as in Deer season, in accordance with Rule 220-2-.119.

  • Zones A, B & C  — November 12-15

    Zones D & E  — October 29 – November 1

  • Dog hunting in those counties or parts of counties where and how it is allowed during the regular dog deer hunting season.

  • See the 2021-2022 Wildlife Management Area Map Permits for youth deer hunting dates and other information.

ADDITIONAL ZONE MAPS

Detailed area of Zone C and D in Winston, Walker, and Cullman Counties.

Zone B Eastern Boarder Detailed Map.

Alabama New Deer Zone E located in two locations in East Alabama.

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