US Sen. Marco Rubio to endorse Will Ainsworth for Lieutenant Governor

November 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, will be in Birmingham on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Sen. Rubio reportedly will endorse state Rep. Will Ainsworth for Alabama Lieutenant Governor.

“Come hear Senator Marco Rubio’s endorsement of our campaign on Thursday. The campaign is sponsoring the first 50 people to get in for free to the Reception. It starts at 6:00 PM and goes until 6:45 PM. It is located at the East Hall on the 3rd Floor in Meeting Room 3. Let us know if you would like to come,” Rep. Ainsworth said on social media.

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Registration open for youth and adult trapping workshops

October 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced that registration is now open for trapping workshops administered by the department. Workshops are scheduled for both youth and adults and are offered as a cooperative project between ADCNR, the Alabama Trappers and Predator Control Association, USDA Wildlife Services and Safari Club International.

ADCNR says that the educational workshops will provide instruction on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information about furbearers and furbearer management and proper techniques of using trapping as a sound wildlife management tool.

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Deer Archery Season opens Saturday, Oct. 14

October 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Deer Archery Season opens across Alabama on Oct. 14.  Alabama allows archers to use traditional archery methods, compound bows, and crossbows.

In Zone B of the state only antlered bucks can only be taken for the first 10 days of bow season.  Check the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) website or a 2018 game regulations book for more details go to:

http://www.eregulations.com/alabama/guide/deer-hunting-season-bag-limits/

ASCNR reminds hunters to be safe while hunting this fall and always wear a safety harness from an elevated position.  Numerous accidents occur when hunters fall out of their tree stands.  Remember that hunters are required to report all deer and turkeys harvested through Alabama’s Game Check system. Hunters will have 48 hours to report their harvest through the OA mobile app or online at:
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Moore camp: Son’s arrest has “nothing to do with the campaign”

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Roy Moore for Senate campaign responded to the arrest of his son, Caleb Moore on Monday for trespassing.

Bill Armistead, the Chairman for the Roy Moore for U. S. Senate Campaign made the following statement on Caleb Moore’s arrest for trespassing: “This is a personal matter involving an alleged hunting violation by Judge Moore’s son Caleb over eleven months ago which has nothing to do with the campaign.”

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Department of Conservation announces new adult mentored hunting program

October 5, 2017

By Staff 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced the creation of the Adult Mentored Hunting Program to help first-time hunters get into the sport.

“Are you new to hunting and interested in learning how to hunt, or has it been a while since you’ve been hunting?” ACDNR wrote in a release. “If so, Alabama’s new Adult Mentored Hunting (AMH) program was designed with you in mind. Applications for AMH program events are now being accepted. The first AMH event will take place on November 18, 2017, in Mobile County.”
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Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day: Alabama businesses, parks, lakes and others offering discounts in recognition

September 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Wildlife Federation, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and others came together to promote National Hunting and Fishing Day, which will be observed this year on Saturday, Sept. 23. They also announced that a number of Alabama businesses, lakes and parks (both public and private), shooting ranges and others are offering discounts or waiving fees this Saturday.

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Participants in National Hunting and Fishing Day can win prizes

July 28, 2017

By Staff Report
Alabama Political Report

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced that hunters and fishermen who participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) can win a vacation package.  NHF Day Challenge participants are eligible for a NASCAR or Ultimate Outdoor experience

National Hunting and Fishing Day.  NHF day is an annual celebration of hunters and anglers.  Richard Childress, NASCAR legend and honorary chair for NHF Day, is asking hunters and anglers to participate in the new NHF Day Challenge by taking someone hunting, fishing or target shooting.
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Alligator Hunt registration opens Friday

May 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announced that the State will open online registration for its 12th Annual Regulated Alligator Hunts, June 2 at 8 a.m.

Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. July 11. 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be distributed among four hunting zones. The administrative fee to apply for a tag is $22.00 and individuals may register one-time per zone. While the tag is free, the selected hunters and their assistants are required to have valid hunting licenses in their possession while hunting.
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Turkey Season closes Sunday

April 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, April 30 is the end of spring turkey season. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) would like to remind Alabama hunters that they are required to report their turkey harvest via Game Check.

DCNR would also like to remind Alabama turkey hunters that mechanically-manipulated decoys are illegal in Alabama under hunting regulation 220-2-.11, which prohibits the use of any turkey decoy that has mechanical or electronic moving parts or is capable of producing movement and/or sound. DCNR said that examples of these range from decoys mounted to radio-controlled cars to those which are mounted directly to the barrel of a shotgun and mechanically-manipulated by the hunter.
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Alabama Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus promotes hunting and fishing in state economy

March 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley

Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 8, 2017 the Alabama Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held its annual luncheon on the state Capital grounds.

State Representative Randy Davis (R from Daphne) and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R from Anniston) chair the caucus. Chairman Davis said that that the Alabama Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus was started in April of 2009. It is one of 48 Legislative Sports Caucuses across the country.
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