Hunter Exempt License Privilege (H.E.L.P)
The State of Alabama provides hunters with the option of obtaining a Hunter Exempt License Privilege or “H.E.L.P” license. This license type is available to hunters who are exempt from purchasing a hunting license, including:
- Hunters who are 15 years of age or less (residents and non-residents)
- Alabama residents who are 65 years of age or older who possess an AL driver’s license
- Alabama residents who hunt on their own property, and possess an AL driver’s license
The license provides eligible hunters with a unique identifying number which is used to enter deer and turkey harvest information into Alabama’s Game Check Database system.
Hunters who are eligible for the H.E.L.P license should keep in mind that while they may be exempt from certain license privileges they may still be required to obtain various licenses to participate in certain types of hunter (ex. Baiting, or federal duck stamp requirements). For more information on the HE.L.P license, and how to obtain one visit the Alabama DCNR website.
Baiting Privilege License
Hunters must obtain a baiting privilege license to legally bait white-tailed deer and feral swine within the state of Alabama. Baiting privileges cost $15 and, once purchased, allow Alabama residents to bait white-tailed deer and feral swine on private land, or leased land. Boating is prohibited in public hunting areas, including Wildlife Management Areas.