Hunter = you have been selected for a limited quota permit. You must accept your hunter status to receive your limited quota permit.
Alternate = you have selected as an alternate for a blind location. Tou must accept your alternate status. You will be notified by email if your alternate status changes to hunter, should selected hunters decline their permit selection.
Not Selected = you have not been selected as a hunter or alternate.
Why have I not received an email associated with registrations?
For the random blind location drawing, you will receive an email after the draw date indicating your status if you were selected as a hunter or alternate. If you have not received an email, please log onto the registration page and click “Sign into My Hunts to Register” at the top of the page. If we do not have your email and phone number you will be prompted to click on an “Action Required” link to enter that missing information. If you are not prompted to enter your email, the email in the system move have errors. To correct this issue contact Area Manager Drew Able at Drew.Able@dcnr.alabama.gov
When will I get information about my hunt and my assigned unit?
Hunters drawing a blind location are notified via email and have 48 hours to accept the permit. Following the 48-hour acceptance period, you should get an email with some general information. As the random blind location assignments are made, you will receive an email with maps, guidelines/rules and other hunt details. If you have not received an email throughout this registration process, we do not have an email on file for you. If this is the case for you, visit the registration page click on the "Sign in to My Hunts Registration" link at the top of the page. If we do not have both your email and phone number you will be prompted to follow an "Action Required" link and enter this information.
What specifications will my blind need to be built to in order to pass the inspection process?
See the Blind Specifications link on the Swan Creek WMA Duck Blind Drawing page. If you have questions or would like pictures of blinds then contact Drew Able at Drew.Able@dcnr.alabama.gov
What are water levels like across the unit?
Water levels vary across the unit from just a few inches deep to 15 plus feet deep.
Can the unit only be hunted from a blind location?
No, the unit can be hunted by walk-in hunters, boat-in hunters, and blind hunters. Anyone is allowed to hunt the dewatering unit during open hours. We ask that as ethical and courteous hunters that you maintain a distance of 150 yards from other hunting parties.