Special waterfowl hunting days for youth, veterans and active military personnel set for November 20 and February 5 | Online only

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Freshwater Fisheries and Wildlife Division (WFF) has designated Saturday, November 20, 2021 as one of the special waterfowl hunting days for young people, veterans and active military personnel for the 2021-2022 hunting season. . The second of two special waterfowl hunting days is scheduled for February 5, 2022.

On these days, active duty military personnel, veterans (as defined in Section 101 of the United States Code: Title 38), and youth under the age of 16 accompanied by a licensed adult hunter may hunt waterfowl in statewide. Regular waterfowl hunting hours, bag limits, legal weapons and ammunition apply on special days. The rules and regulations of the hunting areas 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 member. The adult supervisor must stay away from the youngster at all times and can accompany up to two young participants during the hunt. The adult is also expected to review gun safety and hunter ethics rules with each youth and ensure they are followed.

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

For more information on special waterfowl hunting days for youth, veterans and active military personnel, contact WFF Migratory Hunting Birds 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 the judicious stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, Crown Lands, National Parks and Wildlife and freshwater fishing. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

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