Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries’ Adult Mentored Hunt (AMH) Program is designed to provide a new hunter or a hunter with limited experience a one-on-one hunt under the guidance of a veteran mentor. AMH’s are for individuals interested in learning how to hunt, be it to revive a family tradition, to learn more about consumptive outdoor recreation, or simply wanting to put wild game on the dinner table.

AMH Program events are conducted in a safe and constructive environment and provide participants with the opportunity to learn from well-skilled hunting mentors. Participants will be exposed to the many facets of hunting including:

  • Firearms safety
  • Equipment needs
  • Scouting
  • Hunting
  • Game cleaning
  • Cooking

For most mentored hunts, the equipment needed will be provided or offered at no cost to the participant. Mentored hunt programs are currently available for deer, turkey, squirrel, and rabbit.


Eligible participants should:

  • Be at least 19 years of age.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Be new to hunting, have "limited lifetime" hunting experience, or have "limited previous" hunting experience. Limited lifetime hunting experience is considered as hunting less than five occasions in your lifetime. Limited previous hunting experience is considered as hunting less than five occasions in the last five years.

View a Sample Mentored Hunt Schedule

How to Apply for a Mentored Hunt

Interested in becoming a mentor? Just fill out the Mentor Application and the Background Check Waiver and send to justin.grider@dcnr.alabama.gov.  You will be contacted when there are mentoring opportunities near you.

To find a hunting opportunity near you, use the map below.
Click on the icons for hunt type, date and mentor hunt registration information.