bow hunter drawing his bow

Currently, 86 percent of land (245,000-plus acres) owned/leased by the Forever Wild Land Trust is available for hunting as part of Alabama's Wildlife Management Area system. Another 20,000-plus acres are being managed as Nature Preserve and Recreation Areas that allow hunting.

Rules regarding hunting and other activities on Forever Wild Land (pdf)

2022-2023 Hunting Season Regulations for Certain Forever Wild and State Land Division Lands (pdf)

M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area
Youth hunts take place on the field trial area by pre-registration only. Information about Lawley Field Trial Hunting

Forever Wild Tracts with Hunting Provisions on Nature Preserves and Recreation Areas
The following Forever Wild Land Trust tracts are open for hunting according to seasons set by the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board.

Open Gate Dates for Public Hunting Access on Certain Forever Wild Lands - 2022-2023

Permit Maps

Hunters must have a valid hunting license and permit map; and follow regulations, seasons, and limits for the county in which the tract is located. The permit maps are free and may be downloaded from the links below.

Coosa Wildlife Management Area (Coosa County)

Coon Creek Tract Permit Map 2023-2024 (Tallapoosa County)

Indian Mountain Complex Permit Map 2023-2024 (Cherokee County)

Lillian Swamp Complex Permit Map 2023-2024 (Baldwin County)

Pike County Pocosin Complex Permit Map 2023-2024 (Pike County)

Sipsey River Swamp North Zone Permit Map 2023-2024 (Tuscaloosa County)

Sipsey River Swamp South Zone Permit Map 2023-2024 (Tuscaloosa County)

Splinter Hill Bog Complex Permit Map 2023-2024 (Baldwin County)

Old Cahawba Prairie Tract-Permit Map 2023-2024 (Dallas County)

Shoals Creek Nature Preserve Tract-Permit Map 2023-2024 (Lauderdale County)

Blowing Springs Cave Tract-Permit Map 2023-2024  (Lauderdale County)

Forever Wild Tracts with Hunting Provisions within the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) System

The WMA-associated tracts are cooperatively managed by the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division and the State Lands Division. Hunting is allowed as a recreational activity, but is not the only recreational activity on these lands.

View Listing of Forever Wild Tracts within the WMA System (pdf)

Free permit maps are available for download on the Wildlife Management Areas webpage.