Alabama Hunting News

Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officer Awarded Medal of Honor

Joe Lindsey, a Conservation Enforcement Officer with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF), has been awarded the 2012 Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor. He received the award during a joint session of the Alabama Legislature held to honor the state's law enforcement officers on Thursday, April 12, 2012.

Outdoor Alabama Announces its 2013 Photo Contest

From its wildlife to its landscape, there is no more photographic a state than Alabama. Are you a photographer with an eye for its natural beauty? If so, then show us your work. Outdoor Alabama magazine is pleased to announce its 2013 Photo Contest, with winning entries to be published in the February 2013 issue. 

Alabama's Blue Catfish State Record Shattered

John Nichols shattered the Alabama blue catfish record with a 120-pound, 4-ounce fish. Nichols, who lives in Tuscaloosa, caught the behemoth from Holt Reservoir on March 9, 2012. He used a chicken gizzard on a large circle hook and managed to land the beast using 40-pound fishing line. 

Pond Owner Mentoring Kids Program Provides Needed Fishing Opportunities in Alabama

On Friday March 23, 2012, the Boys and Girls Club of Pike County will take part in a Pond Owner Mentoring Kids Program fishing event at Camp Butter and Egg, an outdoor adventure facility owned by Susan and Ron Pierce located in Troy, Ala.

Find the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater on Facebook
The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) invites you to “like” its Facebook page at www.facebook.com.  The page was created to provide the public with information related to WFF activities, such as youth hunts, fishing events, regulation information, research studies, Wildlife Management Areas, state lakes, education workshops, and other wildlife and fisheries information.
Steven Burney’s Art Selected for Alabama Waterfowl Stamp

A pair of Ross’s geese painted by Steven Burney of Town Creek, Ala., is the winner of the 2012 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. The winning artwork will adorn the 2013-2014 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp. 

Support Alabama Wildlife: Tax Check-off Provides Citizens Easy Way to Donate
You might not associate wildlife with doing your state income taxes, but there is a connection. The “Alabama Nongame Wildlife Fund” check-off box on the state income tax form provides citizens a way to donate all or a portion of their state tax refunds for the benefit of nongame wildlife.
 
Alabama is home to more than 1,000 species of animals that are categorized as “nongame,” species that are not hunted, fished or trapped.
NWTF Partners with Quail Forever on Habitat Projects at Wind Creek State Park, Alabama

As part of a $1 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Southern Company, the National Wild Turkey Foundation (NWTF) will help restore native longleaf pine to 160 acres in Wind Creek State Park.  

In a collaborative effort, the Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever also will conduct a longleaf habitat improvement project on an adjacent 40 acres in the park. The chapter will focus on thinning and enhancing existing longleaf pine in this area. 

Alabama Continues Monitoring for Chronic Wasting Disease

State wildlife officials want hunters and landowners to know Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer has not occurred in Alabama and they hope to keep it that way. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) is taking several measures to help prevent the disease from reaching the state.

Walleye Protected in Select Alabama Waters
Effective November 17, 2011 it is illegal to take or attempt to take walleye from certain Alabama waters including: Sweetwater Lake in the Talladega National Forest in Cleburne County, White Plains Lake (also known as Whitesides Mill Lake) in Calhoun County, the reach of Shoal Creek upstream from White Plains Lake in Calhoun and Cleburne counties, Lake Mitchell on the Coosa River between Mitchell and Lay dams, Walnut Creek in Chilton County, and Hatchet and Weogufka Creeks in Coosa County.