Alabama Hunting News

Alabama Expands Oak Mtn Deer Management Program
In an effort to allow bowhunters to harvest more deer within Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham, continuous hunt dates will be scheduled mid-November 2010 through January 2011.
Alabama Considers State Parks Entrance Fee Reduction
A bill introduced by state Senators Ted Little and Zeb Little has Alabama State Parks officials concerned about the future of the parks system. SB532 proposes a 50 percent reduction in lodging rates and entrance fees for Alabama residents between May 15 and August 15, 2010.
Smokers Butts are Littering Beaches
Is a beach an ashtray? It may be surprising, but cigarette butts were the most common item found on the world's beaches at the 2009 International Coastal Cleanup.
Alabama Realigning Wildlife and Fisheries Districts
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFFD) will complete its district realignment on March 1 in a move expected to save $650,000 annually.
Alabama's Forever Wild Land Trust Secures 3,500 Acres
The State of Alabama's Forever Wild Land Trust has recently completed a significant land purchase in east-central Alabama. The week of January 4, Forever Wild concluded a lengthy negotiation for the purchase of 3,518-acres on the western side of Yates Reservoir, located south of Lake Martin.
Alabama Opens 3rd Public Archery Range
Alabama's third community archery park officially opened on Friday, December 4 in Dothan. The Dothan facility joins archery parks in Athens, and Cullman, Ala., that opened in February 2008 and April 2009, respectively. A fourth park will open in Demopolis in 2010.
Alabama DCNR to Reduce Districts to Save Money
In a move expected to save $650,000 annually, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFFD) will restructure and reduce the number of districts statewide.
Alabama Deer Hunts Planned in Oak Mtn State Park
Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham, Alabama, will be closed during the four regulated archery hunts that are scheduled to control the Oak Mountain deer population and improve the herd health.
Alabama Offers Youth Hunts in Clarke County
Beginning in October, online registration will be available for the four youth deer hunts on the Fred T. Stimpson Community Hunting Area in Clarke Co., Ala.
Alabama DCNR Urges Caution When Handling Feral Hog
The feral hog (Sus scrofa) in Alabama is a non-native species that was brought to the Southeast centuries ago by Spanish explorers.