Hunting

At Alabama Power we know hunting is an important tradition in our state. To help families passing on that tradition – teaching the next generation to respect and preserve our state’s natural resources – we work with state and community groups to provide hunting access on some of our properties.

Disability Hunting Access

We are proud to partner with Alabama’s Hunting and Fishing Trail for People with Disabilities to provide expanded access for outdoor recreation. Partnering with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, we help manage handicap-accessible hunting sites near lakes Harris, Jordan and Smith in Randolph, Elmore and Walker Counties.

For more information for hunting and fishing for the disabled, visit OutDoorAlabama.com.

Hunting License Program

Each year, we license hunting rights for more than 80,000 acres of our property to hunting clubs across the state. While many of these licenses for exclusive access to the tract are held by clubs for years, properties become available each year and new ones are occasionally added. If you don’t see an available tract of land (below) you are interested in today, please check back in the future.

More information on the program is available in the forms and FAQs below.

Hunting License Bid Form (PDF)
Release of Agreement Form (PDF)
Sample Hunting License (PDF)

Available Properties

Frequently Asked Questions

The hunting license program announces bid opportunities in February of each year – listing properties that have become available to the public for hunting. Persons wanting a license have from the first day of February through the last day of the month to submit a bid for properties from the list of available tracts. The properties are listed by county and indicate the acreage plus the minimum bid per acre. A bid can be for the minimum amount listed or for any amount over the minimum. If more than one bidder submits the same bid, those bidders will be notified and allowed to submit a new bid. We ask bidders to submit their best bid initially. The bidding process closes at midnight on the last day of the month. Once the bidding process closes, Alabama Power representatives review the bids and notify successful bidders. Should a successful bid be disqualified by Alabama Power or relinquished by the bidder, the remaining bids for that tract will be reviewed for the possibility of awarding the tract. This process will be closed by the last day of March. The hunting license is a 5-year license which is billed annually. At the end of the 5-year term, Alabama Power will review the tract of land for continuation in the program and consideration of renewal of the license by request. Should the property remain in the program and the current licensee (as well as Alabama Power) decides to renew the license, the rate will increase ten percent (10%) from the prior period’s rate. No properties will be licensed outside of the bid process.
Parties wanting to view a listed property need to request access before entering Alabama-Power owned property. A release agreement must be signed and submitted to Alabama Power before access can be granted. Possession of a property map or signed release of agreement does not grant access to properties. Access will be granted by way of notification on official Alabama Power letterhead or via an email from a Leasing Representative in the Corporate Real Estate Department. For some tracts to be viewed, an Alabama Power representative may accompany a party to open gates or cross adjacent property. If multiple parties want to view the same tract, Alabama Power reserves the right to schedule group visits within a specified period of time. GPS coordinates are identified at property entry points on the location maps. For some tracts to be viewed, an Alabama Power representative may accompany a party to open gates or cross adjacent property. If multiple parties want to view the same tract, Alabama Power reserves the right to schedule group visits within a specified period of time. GPS coordinates are identified at property entry points on the location maps.
Yes, we ask that each club provide a list of each member along with their mailing and email address. We also ask that updates be periodically provided if there is a substantial change in the membership.
No. Hunting camps are strictly prohibited.
Use of all-terrain vehicles on licensed property is prohibited, except as a means of transportation for the Licensee, provided this does not cause material damage or injury to the property as determined by Alabama Power.
Alabama Power has recently changed this process. Alabama Power now purchases a comprehensive general liability insurance policy to cover all active hunting clubs operating on company owned land. Alabama Power will issue a separate bill to each club, independent of and in addition to the clubs’ license rate, to cover each club’s respective share of the cost of the insurance policy.
Restrictions, if any, should be indicated on the map of the property and more explicitly spelled out in the license agreement.
No. In the few instances in which there is not public access to the properties listed for bid, Alabama Power cannot obtain access for the Licensee. A Licensee has to gain access rights for its own needs from the adjacent land owners themselves. If access can’t be obtained, then Alabama Power will allow the Licensee to terminate the agreement and refund the license fee.

For More Information, Contact:

Matt Fields
Email MTFIELDS@southernco.com
Phone 205-257-0771

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