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Black Warrior WMA

Located in Lawrence and Winston counties near Moulton. 98,000 acres; Big game and small game hunting. MAP

PERMITS: Permits for gun and primitive weapons deer hunts will be issued from the Black Warrior Headquarters Checking Station, 200 yards off of Hwy 33 on the Northwest Road (Forest Service Rd. 208), on the dates of the hunts and from 3:00 to 5:00 p m the day before the hunt Permits for the Youth Turkey Hunt will be issued from the checking station on the day of the hunt.

Season permits for small game, archery and turkey may be obtained by writing Area Biologist Ron Eakes, PO Box 775 Moulton, AL 35650 (enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and current hunting license numbers) or locally from

  • Western Auto, Moulton; Dependable Service Center, Russellville;
  • Wren Grocery, Intersection of Hwy. 33 and 36 South, 3 miles south of Moulton;
  • T's Service Center, Chevron, Hwy 33, South Moulton;
  • Bankhead Grocery, County Road 63;
  • J.D.'s Quick Shop, Hwy. 24, Mt Hope;
  • Wal-Mart, Hwy. 195 East, Haleyville;
  • Lawrence County Probate Judge's Office, Lawrence County Courthouses Moulton;
  • Winston County Probate Judge's Office, Winston County Courthouse, Double Springs;
  • U S. Forest Service Office, Hwy 33 North, Double Springs; and from the self-service issuing station located at the management area headquarters, 200 yards off of AL Hwy. 33 on the Northwest Road (Forest Service Road 20B).

All deer and turkey killed during the gun or primitive weapons and or archery hunts shall be reported to the administrators of the hunt at the management area headquarters on the Northwest Road (Forest Service Road 208). Trapping permit must be obtained from area biologist. Archery killed deer must be recorded on report sheet at self-service permit box.

ZONE A: Note - On days of Gun Deer and/or Primitive Weapon Deer Hunts in Zone - B, Zone -A will be closed to ALL hunting, except as otherwise provided.

DEER

(Gun) Stalk Hunting Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 23 -24, Dec. 7 - 8*, and Dec. 27 – Jan. 2. *On Dec. 8, a predetermined percentage of permits will be Hunter's Choice (except spotted fawns – one deer per day).

(Archery) Stalk Hunting Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 1-30 (Hunter must obtain hunt permit on days of gun deer hunts). Stalk Hunting Hunter's Choice (except spotted fawns – one deer per day): Dec. 2- Jan. 12 (Must harvest bucks only on days of bucks only gun and deer hunts). (Hunter must obtain hunt permit on days of gun deer and/or primitive weapons deer hunts).

(Primitive Weapons) Stalk Hunting Hunter's Choice (except spotted fawns): Jan. 4 – 5.

TURKEY

(Youth) March 23 (daylight until 12:00 noon CST). March 30 – April 30 (daylight until 12:00 noon CST).

SQUIRREL - Oct. 1 - Feb. 28; (except on days of Gun Deer and/ or Primitive Weapons Deer Hunts).

QUAIL - Nov. 17 - Feb. 28 (except on days of Gun Deer and/or Primitive Weapons Deer Hunts).

RABBIT - Nov. 17 - Feb. 28 (except on days of Gun Deer and/or Primitive Weapons Deer Hunts).

CROW - Oct. 1-Feb. 28 (except on days of gun deer and/or primitive weapons deer hunts).

RACCOON & OPOSSUM - Feb. 1-28 (Nighttime hours only).

WOODCOCK - Dec. 18 - Jan. 31 (except on days of Gun Deer and/or Primitive Weapons Deer Hunts).

TRAPPING - Nov. 17 - Jan. 31.

FERAL HOGS, BOBCAT, COYOTE & FOX -  Open during any other legal season using weapons and ammunition approved for those hunts (No Dogs Allowed). (Daylight Hours Only). Only one (1) fox per day may be harvested.

ZONE B : Note - On days of Gun Deer and/or Primitive Weapon Deer Hunts in Zone - A, Zone -B will be closed to ALL hunting, except on Dec. 27-Jan. 2, when a Bucks Only Gun Deer Hunt will also be open on Zone B.

DEER

(Gun) Stalk Hunting Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 and Dec. 14-15* and Dec. 27 – Jan. 2. *On Dec. 15, a predetermined percentage of permits will be Hunter’s Choice (except spotted fawns – one per day).

(Archery) Stalk Hunting Antlered Bucks Only: Nov. 1 - 30. (Hunter must obtain hunt permit on days of gun deer hunts). Stalk Hunting Hunter's Choice (except spotted fawns – one deer per day): Dec. 2- Jan. 12. (Must harvest bucks only on days of bucks only gun deer hunts) (Hunter must obtain hunt permit on days of gun deer and/or primitive weapons deer hunts).

(Primitive Weapons) Stalk Hunting Hunter's Choice (except spotted fawns): Jan. 11-12.

TURKEY

(Youth) March 23 (daylight until 12:00 noon CST). March 30 – April 30 (daylight until 12:00 noon CST).

SQUIRREL - Oct. 1 - Feb. 28 (except on days of Gun Deer and/or Primitive Weapons Deer Hunts).

QUAIL - Nov. 17 - Feb. 28 (except on days of Gun Deer and/or Primitive Weapons Deer Hunts).

RABBIT - Nov. 17 - Feb. 28 (except on days of Gun Deer and/or Primitive Weapons Deer Hunts).

RACCOON & OPOSSUM - Feb. 1-28 (Nighttime hours only).

WOODCOCK - Dec. 18 - Jan. 31 (except on days of Gun Deer and/or Primitive Weapons Deer Hunts). TRAPPING Nov. 17 - Jan. 31.

FERAL HOGS, BOBCAT, COYOTE & FOX -  Open during any other legal season using weapons and ammunition approved for those hunts (No Dogs Allowed). (Daylight Hours Only). Only one (1) fox per day may be harvested.

CROW - Oct.1 – Feb. 28 (except on days of Gun Deer and/or Primitive Weapons deer hunts).

Source:  Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries of the Alabama Department of Conservation

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