Special Waterfowl Hunting Day for Youth, Veterans and Active Military Personnel | News

The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has designated Saturday, February 5, 2022 as the second of the Special Waterfowl Hunting Days for youth, veterans, and active military personnel in the Alabama hunting season 2021-2022. The first of two special waterfowl hunting days took place on November 20, 2021.

On February 5, youth under the age of 16 accompanied by a licensed adult hunter, active duty military personnel, and veterans (as defined in U.S. Code Section 101: Title 38) may hunt waterfowl in the whole state. Regular waterfowl season shooting times, bag limits, legal weapons and ammunition apply on special days. Hunting area rules and regulations also apply.

To participate in the hunt, young people must be accompanied by a licensed adult supervisor. Only one firearm will be permitted per youth and only youth hunters will be permitted to use the firearm for hunting unless the adult meets the requirements of a veteran or active duty military member. The adult supervisor must remain a distance away from the youth at all times and may accompany up to two youth participants during the hunt. The adult must also review the firearms safety and hunter’s ethics rules with each young person and ensure that they are respected.

A youth is defined as an individual aged 15 and under. An adult is defined as a person aged 21 and over, or as the parent of the young person. The adult must have a state hunting license, state and federal waterfowl stamps, and free enrollment in the Harvest Information Program. Veterans and active duty military personnel must be in possession of valid proof of service such as a military ID card, Veterans Administration ID card, veteran, a veteran’s validation on their driver’s license or a copy of their DD 214 form. Possession of mandatory hunting licenses and stamps are also required.

For more information on special waterfowl hunting days for youth, veterans, and active military personnel, contact WFF Migratory Bird Coordinator Seth Maddox at [email protected] or (334) 353-2057, or visit //www.outdooralabama. com/waterfowl.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management, and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, National Parks, and Wildlife and Fisheries. pure water. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

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