hunting ducks

Hunting? Duck Hunt in Marshall County

The Tennessee River is truly a southern waterfowl fly way. Beautiful Lake Guntersville is a 69,000 acre impoundment where thousands upon thousands of ducks call home during the winter.

Mallards are the number one duck taken on Lake Guntersville with wood ducks running a close second. However hunters will also find gadwall, black ducks and even pintail. Duck season opens December 1st and runs almost two months with January being the best hunting along the lake.

Alabama has tremendous natural diversity with more than 1.3 million acres of public hunting land and some of the most liberal seasons and bag limits ( in the nation. Alabama hunters have an opportunity to hunt many species, including, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, feral hogs, waterfowl, rabbits, squirrel, mourning doves, and many other species.

To purchase a hunting license visit the online License Purchasing System of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

For more information on hunting seasons, regulations, licensing, and other information, visit the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website.

Hunting Guides and Resources

The following are hunting guides and other useful hunting resources to help you create a great hunting experience in Marshall County.

  • was founded in 2003. This site is designed for duck hunters to discuss duck hunting in Alabama and share other common interests.

  • Basswacker Guide Service
    Basswacker Guide Service is a professional duck hunting guide service with two layout boats and experienced guides. Phone: (256) 647-3532 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Dream Ranch
    Dream Ranch offers a different approach to the southern hunting experience. The company offers deer, quail, and duck hunting, with guided service, lodging, and other amenities. 6577 Warrenton Rd Guntersville, AL 35976 Phone: (256) 571-7355

  • Heritage Outfitters Guide Service
    Heritage Outfitters Guide Service
    offers guide services for duck hunting on Lake Guntersville. Phone: (256) 679-4178

  • Whistling Wings Kennels
    Whistling Wings Kennels offer boarding and dog daycare training programs. Training programs are designed for waterfowl/upland dogs, deer trailing/shed hunters, and outdoor adventure companions.


200 Gunter Avenue | P.O. Box 711 | Guntersville, AL 35976 | (256) 582-7015