From The Tribune staff reports
This Saturday presents an opportunity for veteran, active duty military and youth hunters in Alabama.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has designated Nov. 21, 2020, as one of the 2020-21 hunting season’s Special Youth, Veteran and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Days. The second of the two special waterfowl hunting days is scheduled for Feb. 6, 2021.
On those days, military personnel on active duty, veterans and youth under age 16 who are accompanied by a licensed adult hunter may hunt for waterfowl statewide. Regular waterfowl season shooting hours, bag limits, legal arms and ammunitions still apply. Hunting area rules and regulations also apply.
To participate in the hunt, youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult supervisor. Only one firearm will be allowed per youth and only the youth hunters will be permitted to utilize the firearm for hunting unless the adult meets the requirements of a veteran or active duty military personnel.
The adult must have a state hunting license, state and federal waterfowl stamp and a free Harvest Information Program registration.
For more information about the Special Youth, Veteran and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Days, contact WFF Migratory Gamebird Coordinator Seth Maddox at Seth.Maddox@dcnr.alabama.gov or (334) 353-2057, or visit www.outdooralabama.com/waterfowl.