State permit policies & procedures
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See below for application page:
Mark S. Sasser
Certified Wildlife Biologist
Nongame Wildlife Coordinator
Alabama Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
64 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Is a permit required for banding?
Yes. The regulation (below) applies to “take, capture, kill, or attempt to take, capture or kill.”
Permit Application Form
- Application Form
CREATING A PERSONAL LOG-ON
Each applicant must initially:
• go to https://heritage.dcnr.alabama.gov/
• create a login which will be used for applications and reports by:
o Clicking on ‘Create New User’.
o Filling out New User Page (Required: User Name and
Password (must be at least 8 characters long and contain at least one
number and one symbol), confirm Password, Email, Security Question,
Security Answer, First Name, Last Name, City and State).
o Clicking ‘Create User’.
o Sending email to DCNR.NHSDB@dcnr.alabama.gov requesting role assignment.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Each applicant applying for an Alabama Scientific Collecting Permit, whether new or renewal should:
• click on ‘Scientific Collecting Permit’ using the menus across the upper portion of the screen.
• click on ‘create application’ using the drop down list from ‘Scientific Collecting Permit’.
• enter the information as required such as personal info, business
info, and information on species type, collection method, collections,
- Same form
- Threatened and Endangered
- Same form, but you will have to submit twice
- Select from drop-down list on electronic permit
Yes, if requested with permit application
Holders of General Scientific Collection Permits must advise the local District
Conservation Enforcement Supervisor prior to making any collections
(page 9). If collection activities for a given day occur in different
counties where more than one district is involved, then each respective
district must be notified. You can also notify the radio operator at
(334) 242-3923 in the Montgomery Office, Division of Wildlife and
Freshwater Fisheries, Enforcement Section. Notification should be made
at least two days in advance of collection activities if possible. The
radio operator will require the following information: when and where
collections will be conducted, species/taxa to be collected, and
collections methods. Such notification must be made during normal
working hours (M-F, 8am-5pm). When collections are to be carried out
over a given period of time or on a scheduled basis, a copy of the
schedule, including locations of collections and methods to be used in
collecting will be acceptable in lieu of notification of each
Nongame Species Protected by Alabama Regulations
220-2-.92 Nongame Species Regulation
(1) It shall be unlawful to take, capture, kill, or attempt to
take, capture or kill; possess, sell, trade for anything of monetary
value, or offer to sell or trade for anything of monetary value, the
following nongame wildlife species (or any parts or reproductive
products of such species) without a scientific collection permit or
written permit from the Commissioner, Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources, which shall specifically state what the permittee
may do with regard to said species:
|Crane, Mississippi Sandhill
||Grus canadensis pulla
|Dove, Common Ground
|Pelican, American White
In addition any required federal permits for federally protected species must be obtained.