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Oak Mountain State Park Archery Deer Hunt

In an effort to allow bowhunters to harvest more deer within Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham, continuous hunt dates will be scheduled November 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012. One weekend hunt will be allowed January 28-29, 2012. The program was designed by the Alabama State Parks Division, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (Wildlife Section) and Bowhunters of Alabama (BHA) in an effort to maximize hunter opportunity and streamline the deer management process.
 
The Oak Mountain hunting format is modeled on other urban deer control programs across the United States and has proven beneficial in total number of deer harvested during the 2010-11 season. Last year 59 deer were harvested during the hunts (42 does and 17 Bucks). The hunts have averaged a total of 28 deer harvested per hunting period since the hunts began six years ago. Harvest numbers are expected to go up during the 2011-12 season due to the expanded time frame, weather permitting.
 
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