you will find information on Alabama hunting laws
as well as tips to help make sure you pack everything
you need to be prepared for a safe and fun trip at
Black Creek Plantation of Alabama!
If you plan to hunt in Alabama, you need
a hunting license. You can go to several places to
obtain your license but the easiest place to get your
license is online. Click
here for more information on how to obtain your
Alabama hunting license. You can also call Outdoor
Alabama at 888.848.6887 to purchase a hunting license.
You will also need to have a valid form of identification
with your hunting license at all times while you are
What to Wear Hunting
• Only 3 antlered bucks per season, with one being
at least 4 points of 1" or longer on one antler.
(Black Creek requires your buck harvest to be
at least 8 pts or better with a 15" spread.)
• Only 1 buck per day.
• You can harvest one doe per day, all season.
• You must have your hunting license and pen in your
possession while hunting.
• Youth hunters
must have a harvest record and pen in their possession
• You must be wearing 144" of hunters
orange on; hat, vest, or cap.
Depending on the time of year you are planning
your trip to Black
Creek Plantation, you will have a good
idea of what type of clothing to wear. It can drop
as lows as the 20's in the winter, so pack accordingly.
Gloves, hats, and face masks are definitely recommended.
Thermal, fleece and under armor are great under garments
to help keep the cold out. Wool socks are a must for
those cold mornings and afternoons. Remember, it's
better to have more than less.
You must have an orange
vest or cap while hunting or walking though Black
Creek Plantation. Remember, safety first.
Hunting Weapons for Alabama
During most hunts, there is a certain amount of walking
to be done to get to and from your hunting location.
You do not want to skimp on your boots. Not only do
you want your feet to be warm, but you want them to
be comfortable too. We recommend a nice pair of Muck
Boots or Bogs...and definately plan to wear wool socks.
Cotton socks are not recommended for cold mornings
Depending on what you want to hunt will determine whether
you need a rifle, shot gun or both. You will need to
make sure you have plenty of ammunition with you as
we do not supply this for you. If
you have any questions on what type of gun to bring,
please feel free to give us a call and we will be glad
to offer some advice to help you plan.
Bow & Bow Equipment
you are planning to hunt with your bow, make sure you
bring all of the extra equipment you need as we do not
have additional supply. It would be wise to bring extra
string, tuning tools and broadheads with you in case
you need them. Union Springs has a store that carries
a limited amount of hunting supplies but it is best
to be sure you have everything with you ahead of time
just in case they do not have what you may need or they
are not open when you need it.
Pack a good hunting knife with you, you may not ever
need to use it but you never know when it might come
in handy during your hunt.
What to Bring in Your
Hunting Back Pack
We recommend you prepare a hunting back pack
that includes all of the hunting gear needed to make
your trip at Black Creek a breeze. It is the easiest,
most organized way to have all of your hunting essentials
together in one place. The items below in addition to
your hunting license, identification and pen will help
get you started!
We recommend a quality pair of binoculars.
Of course this is optional but there is a lot to look
for out there and having a great pair of binoculars
to spot the sneaky ones is always a plus. Our favorite
is the Nikon Action series and they are available for
purchase at WalMart. They are on the
higher end, but the quality cannot be compared for under
Pack a good flashlight and be sure you have new batteries.
You will need your flashlight in the early morning walking
to your hunting location and again when the sun sets
on your way out of the woods.
Make sure you bring your camera! Black Creek Plantation
is a beautiful place and there of lots of great places
to capture gorgeous photos of the property and hopefully
your harvested wildlife for your memory books.
You will need to bring Turkey calls if you plan to turkey
If you prefer to use scents or calls while doing other
types of hunts, take them along with you as we do not
supply these items. We have provided a few websites
on the right side of this page that offers additional
information on scents & calls.
Depending on what type of hunt you are doing, it can
be a long time before you have a chance to eat so we
recommend bringing bottled water and snacks such as
granola bars to tide you over until lunch or dinner.
Here are some other helpful items you may like
to have in your pack. They are not necessities but never
hurt to have on hand.