In the box below you will find all the governing state statutes, mountain lion legal status, state laws, information about the state legislature, initiative and referendum processes, and the state wildlife agency, mountain lion management plans, mountain lion hunting laws, depredation laws, and other regulations as appropriate.
Generally, treatment of wildlife in the State of Alabama is governed by the Code of Alabama 1975 - the state’s collection of all current laws passed by its legislature. Since our summary below may not be completely up to date, you should be sure to review the most current law for the State of Alabama.
You can check the statutes directly at a state-managed website
These statutes are not searchable.
You may also use Findlaw for Legal Professionals at this website
Alabama’s wildlife regulations can be found in Title 220 – Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources of the Alabama Administrative Code - the state’s collection of all its agencies’ policies. The regulations are set by the Alabama Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources, who heads the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
The Alabama Legislature is the state’s bicameral law-making body. The lower chamber – the House of Representatives - consists of 105 members who serve 4-year terms. The upper chamber – the Senate - is made up of 35 members who also serve 4-year terms. You may contact your member of the Alabama House of Representatives here and your Alabama state senator here.
State law requires the legislature to convene an organizational session on the second Tuesday in January after its election. Organizational sessions may last no longer than 10 calendar days. During the first year of the legislators’ terms, regular sessions begin on the first Tuesday in March. Regular sessions convene on the first Tuesday in February during the legislators’ second and third years in office. During the legislators’ fourth year in office, regular sessions convene on the second Tuesday in January. Regular sessions are limited to 30 legislative days over a period of 105 calendar days. The Alabama Constitution allows the governor to call special sessions of the legislature. State law limits special sessions to 12 legislative days over 30 calendar days.