Hunting in Spanish Fort

Duck Hunting

Duck Hunting in Spanish Fort, AlThe Mobile-Tensaw Delta offers exceptional conditions for duck hunters who anticipate opening weekend of Alabama’s duck season. Conservation officials most often report the dominant species as gadwalls, followed by buffleheads, wood ducks for the timber hunters up north and teal, along with mottled ducks for the Causeway hunters.

Conditions in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta offer hunters an ideal environment for setting blinds and decoys. Large numbers of creeks, bayous, gum ponds and clear cuts invite wood ducks to congregate and are great locations for hunting.

The season runs from September through January. Dates vary each season. See the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for dates.

Alligator Hunting

The American Alligator may be found throughout the southeastern seaboard and westward along the Gulf of Mexico, where they find freshwater swamps, marshes, rivers, lakes and streams to call home. The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is home to a number of alligators, ranging in size up to 14 feet in length and weighing as much as 1,000 pounds.

Alabama was the first state to protect alligators, which led to the placement of the American Alligator on the Endangered Species list by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Today, the alligator population continues to grow and regulated hunting season is enforced to protect the population.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources. To learn more about the Alabama Alligator Season, visit the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.