The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is sponsoring four youth deer hunts this hunting season. Each youth must be under 16 years of age on the day of the hunt and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult 25 years of age or older, a parent or legal guardian. Only one youth per adult is allowed to hunt. One-hundred youth will be selected for each hunt.
Attention: Carefully read the regulations described below before submitting applications. Please consider the special requrements that must be met in order to participate in the Youth Deer Hunts on Fred T. Stimpson CHA. please do not submit an application if you cannot meet these requirements.
- November 15, 2014
- November 29, 2014
- December 20, 2014
- January 19, 2015
Registration for the four youth hunts on Fred T. Stimpson CHA will begin on October 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM on the https://youthhunts.dcnr.alabama.gov/Deer/ website. Each youth may register for any or all hunt dates they prefer. However, once selected for a hunt, the youth will not be eligible for future hunts until all registrants have been selected for a hunt.
100 youth will be selected for each hunt. The drawings for each hunt will be held as follows:
|Hunt Dates||Draw Dates|
|November 15, 2014 (Saturday)||October 20, 2014 (Monday)|
|November 29, 2014 (Saturday)||November 7, 2014 (Friday)|
|December 20, 2014 (Saturday)||December 1, 2014 (Monday)|
|January 19, 2015 (Monday)||January 2, 2015 (Friday)|
Registrations must be received by 8:00 AM on the draw date to be considered for that hunt. After 10:00 AM on the draw date, all applicants will be able to check for their results on the same website that they registered on. Applicants must have the information printed on their confirmation email to view their status.
Mandatory Check Station
All youth must report to the checking station prior to hunting. The checking station is located on Clarke County Road 15, 12 miles south of Jackson, AL. Check-in begins at 5:00 AM. Only the youth selected for that hunt is allowed.
All harvested deer must be checked at the checking station.
The gun deer permits will be issued on the day of the hunt, starting at 5:00 AM from the checking station located on Clarke County Road 15, 12 miles south of Jackson, AL. Only the youth will be allowed to carry a weapon and only one weapon is allowed. Only the youth selected for that hunt is allowed.
Maps and Scouting
To print a map click here, or obtain a map by writing District V office at 30571 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL 36527; Phone: 251-626-5474. Include a large, self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Scouting is allowed the Saturday and Sunday (from 5:00 AM 6:00 PM) prior to the day of the hunt. The youth must be present during scouting.
A portion of the area is located in the Tombigbee River floodplain and periodically floods throughout the year. In order to ensure fair chase as well as provide for the safety and well-being of the participants, a hunt will be restricted to the first 35 hunters drawn if the Tombigbee River gauge is forecast to be at or above 18 feet on the Leroy gauge (LRYA1) for 7:00 AM on the day of the hunt. The remaining 65 will be moved to the hunter list for the next hunt and only 35 additional hunters will be selected for that hunt.
For the convenience of the participants, the cancellation will be based on the forecast provided on the following websites: HAMweather River Center or NOAA-National Weather Service. Cancellation notice will be posted on www.outdooralabama.com 48 hours prior to the day of the hunt.