Currently, 86 percent of land (214,000-plus acres) owned/leased by the Forever Wild Land Trust is available for hunting as part of Alabama's Wildlife Management Area system. Another 22,000-plus acres are being managed as Nature Preserve and Recreation Areas that allow hunting.
M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area
Youth hunts take place on the field trial area by pre-registration only. Click here for details on the 2017 youth deer, duck and physically disabled deer hunts.
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.
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.
Blowing Springs Cave Tract Permit Map 2016-2017 (Lauderdale County)
Coon Creek tract Permit Map 2016-2017 (Tallapoosa County)
Indian Mountain Complex Permit Map 2016-2017 (Cherokee County)
Lillian Swamp Complex Permit Map 2016-2017 (Baldwin County)
Old Cahawba Prairie Tract Permit Map 2016-2017 (Dallas County)
Pike County Pocosin Complex Permit Map 2016-2017 (Pike County)
Red Hills Complex Permit Map 2016-2017 (Monroe County)
Shoal Creek Nature Preserve Tract Permit Map 2016-2017 (Lauderdale County)
Sipsey River Swamp North Zone Permit Map 2016-2017 (Tuscaloosa County)
Sipsey River Swamp South Zone Permit Map 2016-2017 Tuscaloosa County)
Splinter Hill Bog Complex Permit Map 2016-2017 (Baldwin County)
Forever Wild Tracts with Hunting Provisions within the 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.
Free permit maps are available for download on the Wildlife Management Areas webpage.