Alabama Hunting News

Open-gate Weekends Improve Hunting Access on Four Forever Wild Properties

The Alabama State Lands Division announces a series of “open-gate weekends” on four Forever Wild properties designed to increase access to hunting on public lands. During the weekends the internal woods-roads gates will be opened to allow for easier access to hunting on the properties.

Registration for Baldwin County, Alabama Youth Dove Hunt Now Open

Taking a youth hunting is a positive way to help ensure the future of Alabama’s rich hunting heritage.  The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) encourages all adult hunters to share quality time with a youth in the great outdoors.  One way to share quality time with a child is to participate in Alabama’s youth dove hunts.  

Black Bears Are a Protected Species in Alabama

Black bear sightings in Alabama outside of their primary range of Mobile and Washington counties have increased in 2011. While hunted in other parts of the country, black bears are a protected species in Alabama and no hunting season is established for them through a regulatory process by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF).

Spike on One Side (SOOS) Bucks Requested in Alabama

Alabama’s gun deer season opens Saturday, November 19, 2011. Hunters are encouraged to participate in a research project being conducted by the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) is cooperating with Gabe Karns, a graduate student at Auburn University, to encourage hunters to harvest and provide antlers and skull plates from bucks with a spike on one side (SOOS) for inclusion in the study. SOOS bucks have one normally formed antler on one side, and a spike, or a forked prong, on the other side.

Alabama State Parks to Honor Veterans by Offering Free Admission

On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2011, Alabama State Parks will waive park entrance fees for veterans as a way of honoring all living Americans who have served their country in a branch of the U.S. Military. Anyone who indicates they are a veteran will be admitted into the park day-use areas without charge on Friday only. No identification will be required.

Alabama Conservation Department to Answer Wildlife Questions Through Live Chat

Do you have questions about birds, deer, feral hogs or hunting regulations? Join the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) for an hour-long web chat on Friday, November 18, 2011, at noon.

Alabama Barbour County Public Fishing Lake Closed Until 2012

Barbour County Public Fishing Lake was closed on Sunday, October 16, 2011, due to the resignation of Lake Manager Phillip Duke. The lake is expected to reopen for public fishing in 2012.

Get a Jump on Deer Season with Outdoor Alabama Live!

With bow season underway and gun season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to talk about white-tail deer biology and management, which is the next topic on Outdoor Alabama Live, a live webcast series hosted by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR).

Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs Program Comes to Jackson Middle School, Alabama

Jackson Middle School Physical Education Teacher Cindy Garrett wanted to teach her Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade girls another sport that would keep them active now and in the future.

Alabama Hunters Recognized for Largest Gators

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) recently recognized four hunters for harvesting the largest alligators during the recent hunting season. The recognition is based on the weight and length of the harvested alligators as well as the hunting zones. A total of 250 tags were issued in three hunting zones this year and 158 were filled.