Schedule Released for 2003 STEP OUTSIDE Youth Dove Hunts

Do you know a young person who would like to be introduced to hunting? Dove hunters throughout the state have a special opportunity to introduce a young person to hunting through STEP OUTSIDE youth dove hunts sponsored by the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In cooperation with landowners, local volunteers, businesses and organizations, these dove hunts are scheduled at 37 sites in 31 counties throughout the state. Young hunters must be less than 16 years old and accompanied by an adult at least 25 years old, with a valid state hunting license and a Harvest Information Program (H.I.P.) stamp. All are encouraged to wear eye protection and ear plugs.

Last year’s STEP OUTSIDE youth dove hunts were met with enthusiastic success. Overall, the youth dove hunts hosted 1,936 young hunters and the adults who brought them. Five hundred and fifty nine – almost 29 percent – of the youngsters were hunting for the first time. Average age of the young hunters was just under 11 years.

Pre-registration is necessary for all hunts. Consult the list of hunt dates and sites for contact information. When you pre-register you will receive directions to the field and other pertinent information. Before each hunt there will be a short welcome session with reminders of hunting safety precautions. Dove hunting will begin immediately afterwards.

For additional information, contact the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries District Office in your area or call 1-800-262-3151.

County

District

Date

Contact

Phone

Autauga

IV

September 6

Autauga Co. Extension Office

(334) 361-7273

Baldwin

V

October 18

October 25

District V Office - Sonia Rundle or Donna Robinson

(251) 626-5153

(251) 626-5474

Barbour

VI

October 18

Barbour Co. Extension Office

(334) 775-3284

Bibb

III

September 6

September 13

Bibb County Extension Office -

Helen Jones

(205) 926-3117

Calhoun - site 1

II

September 6

September 13

District II Office - Beth Matzura

 

(256) 435-5422

 

Calhoun - site 2

II

September 6

District II Office - Beth Matzura

(256) 435-5422

Calhoun - site 3

II

September 6

September 13

District II Office - Beth Matzura

(256)-435-5422

Chilton

III

September 6

September 13

Chilton County Extension Office -

Gay West

(205) 280-6268

Choctaw

V

September 6

September 13

Choctaw County Extension Office -

John Ollison

(205) 459-2133

Cleburne

II

September 6

Cleburne Co. Extension Office

(256) 463-2620

Colbert

I

September 6

September 13

Voice Mail Registration -

Mitchell Marks

(256) 360-3003

Covington -

     site 1

VI

October 18

October 25

District VI Office - John Powers

(334) 222-5415

Covington -

     site 2

VI

October 18

October 25

District VI Office - Thagard Colvin

(334) 222-5415

Cullman

I

September 6

September 13

Answering Machine (Local CEO)

(256) 734-3931

Dallas

III

September 6

September 13

Dallas County Extension Service -

Rudy Yates

(334) 875-3200

Dekalb

II

September 6

September 13

District II Office - Beth Matzura

 

(256) 435-5422

Elmore

IV

September 13

Draper Correctional Center

(334) 567-1588

Escambia

V

October 18

October 25

Escambia County Extension Office -

Ora Lett or Sue Cooper

(251) 867-7760

 

Etowah - site 1

II

September 6

Etowah Co. Extension Office

(256) 547-7936

Etowah - site 2

II

September 6

September 13

Leon McCamy

 

(256) 593-5011

Henry

VI

October 18

October 25

Henry County Extension Office

(334) 585-6416

Houston - site 1

VI

October 25

November 29

Houston County Extension Office -

Wanda Carpenter

(334) 794-4108

Houston - site 2

VI

November 1

Houston County Extension Office -

Wanda Carpenter

(334) 794-4108


 

County

District

Date

Contact

Phone Number

Jackson

II

September 6

September 13

Jackson County Extension Office

(256) 574-2143

Lawrence

I

September 6

Wal-Mart Sporting Goods, Moulton

Mike's Pawn Shop, Moulton

In Person

(256) 905-0033

Limestone

I

September 6

Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries -

District I

(256) 353-2637

Lowndes

IV

September 6

September 13

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

(334) 872-9554

Macon

IV

September 6

September 13

Macon Co. Extension Office

(334) 727-0340

Marengo

III

September 6

September 13

Demopolis Wildlife Office -

Dave Nelson

(334) 289-8030

Marion

I

September 6

September 13

Sam R. Murphy WMA -

Jeremy Lowery

(205) 468-3172

Monroe

V

September 6

Monroe Co. Extension Service -

Mr. Ethel Stanley

(251) 575-3477

Montgomery -

site 1

IV

September 13

Red Eagle Honor Farm

(334) 242-2510

Montgomery -

site 2

IV

September 6

September 13

Montgomery Co. Extension Office

(334) 265-0233

Pickens

III

September 6

September 13

Pickens Co. Extension Service -

Sam Wiggins

(205) 357-8148

Talladega

II

September 13

Talladega Co. Extension Office -

Wanda Jurriaans

(256) 362-6187

Tallapoosa

IV

September 6

September 13

Tallapoosa Co. Extension Office

(256) 825-1050

Wilcox

V

September 6

September 13

Wilcox Co. Extension System -

Delaine Cooper

(334) 682-4289

(334) 682-5028