Updates to Alabama 2012-2013 Dove Hunting

I received this from the Alabama Dept of Conservation today and thought I’d pass it along to you guys.

August 19, 201

Dear Alabama Hunter,

Thank you for supporting hunting and wildlife management in Alabama by your purchase of a hunting license. We hope you plan to continue hunting this fall. There have been major changes concerning the upcoming hunting season we want to tell you about.

Dove Hunting Changes:

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has made changes concerning practices involving mourning dove management which should enhance your hunting experience.

1: There are no longer three planting zones for fall or winter plantings for wheat.

2: Fall and winter wheat may now be top sown statewide from August 1 to November 30. A well prepared seed bed is still required.

3: Approved agricultural planting practices have been expanded.

For a complete review of all of the changes, a copy of the new mourning dove management brochure is available from the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service at www.aces.edu or linked to from www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/. Federal information concerning dove hunting may be obtained at www.fws.gov/le/huntfish/whatislegal.htm. Dove hunting provides a great opportunity for family and friends to enjoy a positive outdoor experience. Dove hunting is an ideal activity for youth.

The new hunting and fishing licenses go on sale August 26th online at www.outdooralabama.com/licenses or any place license are sold.

Don’t forget to register (starting August 26th) for the Outdoor Alabama Sweepstakes. Go online for complete information on how you can win.

This email is the first of several you’ll be receiving concerning changes to the upcoming hunting season. If you think some of your hunting friends would like to receive these and future emails, ask them to go online to www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/ and sign up to be included. Again, thank you for your support and hunt safely.


Chuck Sykes


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