Alabama Scoring Sessions Announced for RAWD

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The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be holding scoring sessions this spring and summer for its Records of Alabama's White-tailed Deer (RAWD) deer records and recognition program.

The RAWD program was established to recognize exceptional bucks grown and taken in Alabama. The program is open to antlers from all free-ranging bucks legally harvested or found dead in Alabama, regardless of the year the deer was harvested or found. The antler scoring system used for the RAWD program is identical to that used by the Boone & Crockett Club. The minimum scores for the program are 140 Typical (net) and 165 Non-Typical (net). All entrants meeting the minimum requirements of the program will receive an official RAWD Certificate.

If a deer has been officially scored for Boone & Crockett, Pope & Young, or Longhunter's purposes, sportsmen can bring the official score sheet with their mount to a RAWD scoring session. Participants should preregister prior to attending the scoring session by calling the appropriate telephone number listed below. Sessions are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Date: May 9th
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: District IV ADWFF Office
1820 Glynwood Drive, Suite C
Prattville, Alabama
Information and preregistration: (334) 358-0035

Date: May 9th
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Auburn University Wiregrass Research and Extension Center
167 East Alabama Highway 134
Headland, Alabama
Information and preregistration: (334) 347-1298

Date: May 16th
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: District I ADWFF Office
21453 Harris Station Road
Tanner, Alabama
Information and preregistration: (256) 353-2634

Date: May 16th
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: District III ADWFF Office
8211 McFarland Boulevard West
Northport, Alabama
Information and preregistration: (205) 339-5716

Date: May 16th
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: District V ADWFF Office
30571 Five Rivers Boulevard
Spanish Fort, Alabama
Information and preregistration: (251) 626-5474

Date: May 19th
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: District II ADWFF Office
4101 Alabama Highway 21 North
Jacksonville, Alabama
Information and preregistration: (256) 435-5422

The demand for information on quality bucks harvested in Alabama led to the development of the RAWD program. The program allows Alabama's deer hunters to have their deer scored by trained wildlife personnel. Hunters can also compare deer taken in their region to deer from other areas of Alabama, as well as other states in the Southeast. To learn more about the Records of Alabama's White-tailed Deer program, obtain score sheets, or locate the next available scoring session, visit www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/RAWD/.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama's natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.