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Swan Creek WMA

Located in Limestone County near Decatur. 8,870 acres; waterfowl and small game. MAP

PERMITS:  A season permit required for all hunting. Permits for trapping must be obtained from area biologist. Waterfowl and small game permits obtained by writing Area Biologist Steve Bryant, 21438 Harris Station Rd., Tanner, AL 35671 Phone [256] 353-2634 or [256] 232-8266)

Permits issued locally by :

  • J C's Gun and Tackle, 1112 6th Ave S.E., Decatur;
  • University Dr. NW, Huntsville;
  • Wiley Outdoor Sports, 1808 Sportsman Lane, Huntsville;
  • Gateway Shopping Center, Decatur;
  • West End Chevron 17171 Hwy 72, West Athens;
  • Self-service issuing station located at the Swan Creek equipment shed.

FEDERAL DUCK STAMP AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AT U S. POST OFFICE ALABAMA DUCK STAMP OBTAINED AT PROBATE JUDGE'S OFFICE.

WATERFOWL (except Goose and Canvasback): Nov. 23-25, Dec. 15 – Jan. 31.

CANVASBACK Jan. 12-31 (1 per day)

GOOSE (Canada) - Dec. 28 – Jan. 31.

GOOSE (Other) - Sept. 29 – Oct. 20. Dec. 15 – Jan. 31.

SPECIAL TEAL SEASON - Sept. 8 - Sept. 23, ½ hr. before sunrise until sunset.

SPECIAL CANADA GOOSE SEASON - Sept. 8 - Sept. 15, ½ hr. before sunrise until sunset.

YOUTH WATERFOWL DAY - State Season.

DOVE - Sept. 15 – Oct. 28, & Dec. 22 – Jan. 6, Noon until sunset.

SQUIRREL - Oct. 1-Feb. 28.

SNIPE - Nov. 14-Feb. 28.

RABBIT - Oct. 1-Feb.28.

RACCOON & OPOSSUM - Oct. 1-Feb. 28.

BLACKBIRD, CROW & STARLING - Sept. 15-Feb. 28.

QUAIL - Nov. 17-Feb. 28.

WOODCOCK - Dec. 18-Jan. 31.

RAIL - Sept. 8 – Sept. 23 and Nov. 28 – Jan. 20.

TRAPPING - Nov. 17-Feb. 20.

BOW-FISHING - During other scheduled hunts and Mar. 1-Aug. 31 - nongame fish only.

BEAVER - Open during any other legal season using weapons and ammunition approved for those hunts.

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

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