September 23, 2022

Forever Wild: It’s open season for family and youth hunts

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Registration is underway for the youth deer and duck hunts dates at M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area in Hale County.

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The hunts are November through January and registration ends Nov. 1. To register for a hunt, click here.

“Youth hunts like these create great bonding experiences for families and help young hunters become responsible stewards of our natural resources,” said Chris Blankenship, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and chair of the Forever Wild Board of Trustees.

The 4,300-acre trial area is managed as a nature preserve and recreation area. In addition to developing a sporting dog test ground and a youth hunting program, the state Lands Division is restoring the area’s native prairie grasslands and managing its numerous ponds for public fishing events.

Youth deer hunt dates:

• Nov. 19, 23, 30

• Dec. 14, 17, 21, 28

• Jan. 4, 7, 11, 18, 21, 25

Youth duck hunt dates:

• Dec. 14, 17, 21, 28

• Jan. 7, 11, 21, 25

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Story courtesy of Yellowhammer News

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