Have you ever wanted to play a role in ensuring ALabama's hunting heritage continues? The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) offers the perfect opportunity to do just that thru a program called STEP OUTSIDE. In cooperation with landowners, local volunteers, businesses and other organizations, ADCNR provides youth dove hunt opportunities across the state. You, as a mentor or supervisor will be allowed to register up to two youth hunters to participate in the hunts. The requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Youth must be 15 or younger
  • Youth must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old or their parent 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.

Register For Youth Dove Hunt

Check back for registration dates, which usually begin in August each year. 

Instructions for Registration

The registration process is done in 3 steps:

  • Step 1 involves entering the adult mentor information, i.e. name, date of birth, drivers license number, and last 4 digits of your SSN. 
  • Step 2 involves entering the name and date of birth for the youth participants, two per mentor/supervisor. 
  • Step 3 involves choosing the hunts you want to attend. 

After you register:

  • Four days prior to the hunt, the licensed supervisor/mentor will recieve an email containing directions and a google map to the hunt location. Additional information such as directions to each field, start time, and other pertinent information will be emailed to the registrants approximately 3 days prior to each hunt. 
  • Participants of license buying age (mentors, supervisors) will need to visit our website at www.outdooralabama.com, a probate office, or other license agents to obtain a free HIP sticker prior to arriving at the youth hunt. Before each hunt there will be a short welcome session with reminders of hunting safety precautions. Dove hunting will begin immediately afterwards. 

Step Outside Youth Dove Hunt Schedule

County

Dates

#  of Participants

District Office Contact

DISTRICT I

 

 

 

Colbert

September 10

60

Tanner 256-353-2634

Lawrence

September 10

35

 

Limestone

September 10

50

 

Madison

September 17

20

 

MadisonSeptember 2440 

DISTRICT II

 

 

 

Calhoun

September 10

50

Jacksonville 256-435-5422

CalhounSeptember 1750 

Jackson

September 17

30

 

Marshall

September 17

25

 

Talladega

September 10

60

 

Talladega

September 10

30

 

DISTRICT III   

Dallas

September 10

20

Northport 205-339-5716

Dallas

September 17

20

 

Greene

September 10

12

 

Hale

September 10

25

 

HaleSeptember 1725 

Lowndes

September 10

25

 

LowndesSeptember 1725 

Sumter

September 17

12

 

DISTRICT IV

 

 

 

Barbour

September 17

20

Enterprise 334-347-1298

Covington

October 8*

35

 

Crenshaw

September 10

25

 

CrenshawSeptember 1725 

Dale

October 8*40

 

Elmore- NWTF

September 10

30

 

Elmore- NWTFSeptember 2440 

Henry

September 17

60

 

HenryOctober 860 
LeeOctober 120 

Macon - AU

September 24

90

 

DISTRICT V

 

 

 

Baldwin

October 15

9

Spanish Fort 251-626-5474

Baldwin

October 22

9

 

Mobile

September 17

30

 

Mobile

September 24

30

 

EscambiaSeptember 1770 
EscambiaSeptember 2470 

* Hunts are subject to change and/or cancellation

South Zone counties include Baldwin, Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Mobile.

North Zone includes all other counties.