Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days to be Held February 12-13
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources'
(ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) has
designated February 12-13, 2011, as Special Youth Waterfowl Hunting
Days. On those two days, youth age 15 years and younger may hunt
when accompanied by a licensed adult hunter age 25 years and
older, or the parent of the youth. Regular waterfowl season shooting
hours, bag limits, legal arms and ammunitions apply to the special
To participate in the hunt, youth must be accompanied by an adult
supervisor. The adult supervisor, who may not hunt, must remain
within arm's length of the youth at all times. The adult supervisor
may accompany up to two youth participants during the hunt, and
must have a state hunting license, state and federal waterfowl
stamp, and a free harvest information program stamp.
Only one firearm will be allowed per youth, and only the youth
hunters will be permitted to utilize the firearm for hunting.
The adult is expected to review the rules of firearm safety and
hunter ethics with each youth and ensure they are followed. The
firearm safety rules can be found in the hunter education section
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,
Registration for Late-Season Youth Dove Hunt
Registration is currently underway for a late-season Youth Dove
Hunt in Baldwin County on March 8, 2011. The hunt will take
place at a sunflower and corn field near Summerdale, Ala. To
register for this event call the Alabama Division of Wildlife
and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) district five office at 251-626-5474.
Pre-registration is necessary for all youth dove hunts. Hunt
schedules and registration information is available in the hunting
section of www.outdooralabama.com.
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. 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.
This year a small number of youth dove
hunt participants will be surveyed by phone, both before and
after the hunts, to help the WFF gather information to help ensure
the future of our hunting heritage. Hunter cooperation in the
survey will be greatly appreciated and helps to improve the event.
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 Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater
Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.
Artists Sought to Enter 2011 California State Duck Stamp Contest
Artists from around the country are invited to submit their original
work to the 2011 California Duck Stamp contest. The California
Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will be accepting submissions
from March 1 through April 30 at 4 p.m. The winning artwork will
be reproduced on the 2011 California Duck Stamp, which all waterfowl
hunters much purchase, and will be available as collectible limited
edition prints. The top contest submissions will also be showcased
at the Pacific Flyway Feboy Association's art show in July.
The contest is open to any artist who is 18 years of age or older
as of March 1, 2011. The picture must depict a pair (male and
female) of the species selected by the Califor