Registration will open on Tuesday, November 18, for the two remaining youth dove hunts of 2014. The hunts will take place in Escambia County on December 6 and 13. The hunts are hosted by the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) and participating landowners. To register, visit https://youthhunts.dcnr.alabama.gov/dove.
Online registration is encouraged. However, participants without Internet access may register by calling the WFF District 5 office at 251-626-5474 or the Montgomery WFF headquarters at 334-242-3469. WFF staff will complete the electronic registration form for you over the phone.
To participate in the hunts, youth hunters must be age 15 or younger and accompanied by an adult at least 25 years old (or a parent) who holds a valid state hunting license and a Harvest Information Program (HIP) stamp. Hunters should obtain their license and HIP stamp before the hunt since they will not be available on-site. Before each hunt, a short welcome session with reminders on hunting safety will be conducted. All hunters are encouraged to wear eye protection and earplugs.
Alabama’s youth dove hunting events are staffed by WFF personnel, which encourage a safe, secure environment for both parents and participants. The program also makes use of private lands and fields opened for use by community members, thus fostering good relationships between hunters and private landowners.
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 http://www.outdooralabama.com.