The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources continues development, maintenance, and management of over 721,574 acres of land for the Alabama hunter. These areas are financed with funds derived from hunting licenses and federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition. Located below you will find a list of public hunting areas in Alabama.

Special rules and regulations apply on all Wildlife Management Areas. Individuals should check area map or with Area Biologists for specifics.

WMA Information/Updates:

  • Statewide--Gate closures are from May 1 until September 15. This has been a long-standing policy with the majority of state WMAs. Road closures permit a period of reduced disturbance for many wildlife species that are nesting, carrying young, or taking care of new offspring. Additionally, these road closures allow WMA staff necessary time to repair roads and culverts without issues of vehicular traffic and travel on newly repaired roads. Individuals or groups that enjoy hiking, nature photography or bird watching may still access the entire area on foot behind closed gates during this period. All gates will be opened to vehicular traffic September 15 through April 30. Gate closures dates may vary on some WMAs. Please contact the area manager to confirm gate closure dates for a specific WMA.

Requirements to hunt on Management Area:

  • A hunting license
  • management area permit
  • management area license 
  • A Wildlife Heritage License is valid in lieu of resident State Hunting and WMA License for small game hunting, excluding waterfowl. 

Complete list of wildlife Management Area rules and RegulationS (220-2-.55)

Legal Methods of Hunting (220-2-.02 & 220-2-.03)

Complete List of Shooting Ranges in ALabama

2017-2018 Wildlife Management Area Maps and Permits

Wildlife Management Area

Location

Size

Type Hunting Allowed

Harvest Surveys

Downloadable Map Files*

Autauga

Autauga county, north of Prattville

8,127acres

Big game and small game hunting

 

GPX file
KMZ file
TXT file

Barbour

Barbour and Bullock Counties near Clayton

28,214 acres

Big game and small game hunting 

Deer Harvest GPX file 230 KB
TXT file 67 KB

Black Warrior

Lawrence and Winston counties near Moulton

91,263 acres

Big game and small game hunting

Deer HarvestGPX file 610 KB
TXT file 177 KB

Blue Spring

Covington County near Andalusia24,783 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer HarvestGPX file 314 KB
TXT file 90 KB
 

Boggy Hollow

Covington County near Andalusia7,000 acresBig game and small game hunting 

GPX file

TXT file

KMZ file

Choccolocco

Cleburne County near Heflin56,838 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file

TXT file

Coosa

Coosa County near Rockford17,486 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file

TXT file

David K. Nelson

Sumter, Hale, Marengo and Greene Counties near Demopolis 8,308 acresWaterfowl, big game, and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file

TXT file

Freedom Hills

Colbert County near Cherokee33,539 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file

KMZ file

TXT file

Geneva State Forest

Geneva County near Florala16,093 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file

TXT file

Grand Bay Savanna

Mobile County near Grand Bay 5,151 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file

TXT file

Hollins

Clay and Talladega Counties near Hollins 28,802 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file

TXT file

Jackson County

Crow Creek:
Jackson County near Stevenson


Crow Creek Refuge:
Jackson County near Stevenson


Raccoon Creek:
Jackson County near Stevenson


Mud Creek:
Jackson County near Scottsboro


North Sauty Refuge:
Jackson County near Scottsboro

Crow Creek
2,069 acres
 


Crow Creek
Refuge
3,346 acres


Raccoon Creek
8,507 acres
 


Mud Creek
8,003 acres
 


North Sauty
Refuge Area
5,009 acres

Crow Creek
Waterfowl and small game hunting


Crow Creek
Refuge
Small game hunting


Raccoon Creek
Waterfowl and small game hunting


Mud Creek
Waterfowl and small game hunting


North Sauty
Refuge
Small game hunting

 

Crow Creek:
GPX file
TXT file

Crow Creek Refuge:
GPX file
TXT file

Mud Creek:
KMZ file 7 KB
 

North Sauty:
GPX file 45 KB
KMZ file 3 KB
TXT file 12 KB

James D. Martin-Skyline

Jackson County near Scottsboro60,732 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file

 

KMZ file


TXT file 214 KB

Lauderdale

Lauderdale County near Waterloo20,344 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file

KMZ file

TXT file

Little River

Cherokee and DeKalb Counties near Centre13,100 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer HarvestGPX file 227 KB
KMZ file 9 KB
TXT file 66 KB

Lowndes

Lowndes County near White Hall15,920 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer HarvestGPX file 528 KB
KMZ file 19 KB
TXT file 147 KB

Martin CHA

Tallapoosa County near Jacksons Gap400 acresBig game and small game hunting  

Mobile-Tensaw Delta and W.L. Holland

Baldwin and Mobile Counties, north and south of the causeway51,040 acresWaterfowl, big game, and small game huntingDeer HarvestGPX file 2.59MB
KMZ file 83 KB
TXT file 761 KB

Mulberry Fork

Tuscaloosa and Walker Counties near Tutwiler35,260 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer HarvestGPX file 940 KB
KMZ file 31 KB
TXT file 273 KB

Sam R. Murphy

Lamar and Marion Counties near Guin16,372 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer HarvestGPX file 278 KB
KMZ file 11 KB
TXT file 81 KB

Oakmulgee

Bibb, Hale, Perry and Tuscaloosa Counties 44,500 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer HarvestGPX file 489 KB
KMZ file 18 KB
TXT file 138 KB

Perdido River

Baldwin County, north of Interstate 10, near Gateswood17,337 acres Big game and small game huntingDeer HarvestGPX file 911 KB
KMZ file 31 KB 
TXT file 264 KB

Riverton

Colbert County near Cherokee5,285 acresBig game and small game hunting GPX file 89 KB
KMZ file 5 KB
TXT file 25 KB

Seven Mile Island

Lauderdale County near Florence4,685 acresWaterfowl and small game hunting GPX file 55 KB
KMZ file 4 KB
TXT file 16 KB

Swan Creek and Mallard Fox Creek

Swan Creek:
Limestone
County near Decatur


Mallard Fox Creek:
Lawrence and Morgan Counties near Decatur

Swan Creek
8,870 acres


 

Mallard Fox Creek
1,742 acres

Waterfowl and small game hunting
  


Waterfowl and small game hunting

 

Swan Creek:
GPX file 43 KB
KMZ file 3 KB
TXT file 12 KB

Mallard Fox:
GPX file 64 KB
KMZ file 4 KB
TXT file 20 KB

Upper Delta

Baldwin & Mobile Counties near Stockton42,451 acresWaterfowl, big game, and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file 2.84MB
KMZ file 90 KB
TXT file 812 KB

William R. Ireland-Cahaba River

Bibb and Shelby counties near West Blocton35,559 acresBig game and small game huntingDeer Harvest

GPX file

KMZ file

TXT file

Yates Lake

Elmore County near Tallassee5,616 acresBig game and small game hunting 

GPX file

KMZ file

TXT file

      

 

*The available files for download may require special software and hardware to open, and are intended to assist hunters in utilizing GPS units and mapping programs to enhance their WMA experience. These files by no means replace the need for the signed and dated WMA permit map to be in your possession while hunting on the WMA.

Hard Copies – printed copies of maps for individual wildlife management areas are available from District offices and vendors in the vicinity of each area. Permits for small game, archery, and some gun deer hunts are included on the maps. Permits for most gun deer hunts will be issued at check stations on the days of the hunts. Refer to the Wildlife Management Area Hunting Schedule and Information for instructions to obtain the required hunting permits.

Electronic Copies – Maps with hunting permits for individual Wildlife Management Areas are available for downloading and printing from this website. Permits for most gun deer hunts will continue to be issued at check stations on the days of the hunts and will not be available electronically.

The Adobe Acrobat Reader is used to view and print PDF files.

If you have a problem opening the PDF maps, please send an email to DCNR.Info@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

WMA Deer Harvest Reports

WMA Small Game Harvest Reports