Hunting license packages available starting Monday

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

Beginning Monday, Aug. 30, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division will offer an even easier solution for anyone who wants a license to hunt feral swine at night.

The new law allowing nighttime hunting of feral swine and coyotes went into effect on July 1, 2021. Licenses for the 2021-22 season are available now and hunters can choose from a variety of packages, including the “Hog Wild” package. The license costs $49.30 for anyone out of state and $15 for Alabama residents.

“When the nighttime feral swine and coyote hunting license was passed, it seemed like a good idea to create a new license package,” said WFF Assistant Director Fred Harders. “In that package, residents and non-residents will be able to click one button and purchase a small-game license, a bait privilege license, which would allow folks to use bait while hunting feral swine at night, and the nighttime license. We felt that those three licenses would be what most people would like to purchase.”

Harders said hunters who wish to purchase the all-game hunting license will need to go through the regular procedure of buying separate licenses to be able to hunt feral swine and coyotes at night. All of the current year’s licenses expire on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Licenses for the 2021-22 seasons will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 30.

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