Alabama Hunting News

New Hunting Area Available for Disabled
The Dozier Hunting Area for People with Physical Disabilities, located in southern Crenshaw County near Dozier, is now in operation. The 510-acre hunting area is a cooperative, joint effort of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Alabama Department of Transportation.
Hunters Help the Hungry
Alabama hunters again have the opportunity to help others while they enjoy their outdoor pursuits. The Hunters Helping the Hungry program provides a way that Alabama hunters can give thousands of pounds of ground venison to needy families and individuals in the state.
Special Youth Deer Hunts Scheduled for November 13
Youth deer hunts are scheduled statewide on the Saturday before the opening of gun deer season. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries allows youth who have not yet reached their 16th birthday to participate in these special hunts.
Regulation Amended Concerning Physically Disabled Hunting Areas
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces an amendment to Rule 220-2-.109-.133ER titled “Physically Disabled Hunting Areas” regarding the rules of conduct at hunting areas throughout the state specifically designated for physically disabled hunters.
Nine Deer Harvested at Oak Mountain State Park
The first day of the special regulated archery hunt at Oak Mountain State Park began early Tuesday with hunters waiting as the gates opened at 4:30 a.m. for check-in and an orientation meeting. The check-in process ran smoothly with the hunters expressing their enthusiasm for the hunt and for what it means to the future of the deer herd at Oak Mountain.
Hunters Urged to Use Caution in the Woods
The damage from Hurricane Ivan extends from the Gulf Coast into much of Alabama’s forestland. With hunting season underway, many will be spending time in the woods and exposed to danger from downed and weakened trees.
Montgomery to Host 2005 Governor’s Turkey Hunt
Governor Bob Riley and Conservation Commissioner Barnett Lawley announce that the Fourth Annual Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt is moving to Montgomery on March 14-16, 2005. The Embassy Suites Hotel will serve as hunt headquarters, while the actual hunting activities will occur throughout central Alabama.
Archery Hunts at Oak Mountain State Park
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces that it will hold an archery deer hunt at Oak Mountain State Park on October 26-27, 2004, and another on December 15-16, 2004. A computer-generated selection process will choose 70 hunters for each of the regulated hunts.
Crossbows & Turkey Decoys Now Legal
The Alabama Legislative Council today approved changes to the state’s hunting laws that legalize the use of crossbows, turkey decoys and the use of scopes on muzzleloaders. The three proposals were recommended by the Conservation Advisory Board in May.
Hunters Cautioned to Avoid Bees
The recent discovery of Africanized honeybees in Mobile County has the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources asking hunters to be more cautious when outdoors. Dove season will open in many counties in mid September, followed by the openings of squirrel, rabbit and other small game as well as deer seasons.