Alabama hunting gives outdoor enthusiasts a wide range of different opportunities.
From the northern border with Tennessee to the southern notch that provides access to the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama has a diverse range of outdoor opportunities.
To organize the wide variety of habitats, Alabama conservation officials divide the state into three separate zones. While the zones don’t follow a specific grid, and tend to jut into each other, they generally divide the state into northern, central, and southern regions (see a featured listing on FoggyTrail for hunting land for lease in Alabama).
To fully understand the outdoor fishing and hunting opportunities in Alabama, you need to understand these specific zones.
Zone A: Central Alabama
This is the hunting zone that covers a large part of central Alabama. Deer are the top game animal in Alabama, and Zone A offers excellent deer hunting. The three bordering counties on the western border, Marion, Lamar, and Fayette, create world-class deer hunting.
Zone A also has excellent fishing on rivers like the Tombigbee, Black Warrior, and Coosa rivers, as well as Lake Martin, an impoundment of the Tallapoosa River. Interested in hunting Zone A? Here's a How-To Book Hunting Land for Lease in Alabama.
Zone B: Southern Alabama and the Gulf Coast
This is the southern end of Alabama, a region that provides excellent deer hunting and some of the finest waterfowl hunting in the country. While you can find deer all over the region, the counties of Monroe, Escambia, and Baldwin are particularly active with deer.
Zone B also harbors Alabama’s relatively-short access to the Gulf of Mexico, which is dominated by Mobile Bay, an area with over 400 square miles of saltwater fishing. This gives Alabama outdoor enthusiasts the chance to enjoy saltwater fishing that can compete with any region in the world.
Zone C: Northern Alabama
Zone C largely takes up the northeast corner of the state, with a little notch on the far northeast that is part of Zone A. This section has plenty of wooded areas that create world-class deer hunting, although the region has experienced higher pressure and many hunters are reporting fewer deer opportunities.
Fishing in Zone C is highlighted by Lake Guntersville, one of the finest bass-fishing lakes in the country. In fact, Lake Guntersville was the #5 bass lake for the southeast section of the country in 2016, according to Bassmaster.
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