Spring Turkey Season is Almost Here

By  | March 11, 2019 | Filed under: News
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MONTGOMERY-Spring turkey season opens March 16 for most Alabama counties. However, the start of turkey season will be delayed for research purposes on these WMAs: Barbour, J.D. Martin-Skyline, Hollins, Oakmulgee, Lowndes, Choccolocco, and Perdido River.

The delayed season will run March 23 to April 30, 2019.

Hunters are required to report all turkey harvests via Game Check.

For more information about the delayed season, call 334-242-3469.

SPRING SEASON (DECOYS PERMITTED)

Zone 1: March 16 – April 30

Counties: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman (except north of Lewis Smith Lake and north of Cullman County Road 437 and west of I-65), Dale, Dallas, Dekalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Geneva (except south of AL Hwy 52, east of AL Hwy 167, west of Houston County line, and north of the Florida line), Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson,  Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, and Wilcox.

Zone 2: March 30 – April 30

  • Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale (west of US Hwy 43), Lawrence (south of AL Hwy 24), Limestone (north of US Hwy 72), Madison, and Winston.

Zone 3: April 20- April 24

  • Cullman (north of Lewis Smith Lake and north of Cullman County Road 437 and west of I-65), Lawrence (north of AL Hwy 24), Lauderdale (east of US Hwy 43), and Morgan

Zone 4: This zone has both a fall and spring season.

  • Counties: Clarke, Clay, Covington, Monroe, Randolph and Talladega.

FALL SEASON (DECOYS NOT PERMITTED

  • November 17 – November 29
  • December 15 – January 1, 2019

SPRING SEASON (DECOYS PERMITTED

  •      March 16 – April 30

Zone 5: No Season

  • Limestone (south of US Hwy 72)

Media Release/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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