Youth Deer Hunts on Fred T. Stimpson CHA
ATTENTION: Carefully read the regulations described below before submitting applications. Please consider the special requirements 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.
The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is sponsoring four youth deer hunts this hunting season. 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. 70 youth will be selected for each hunt.
Four youth deer hunts on Fred T. Stimpson CHA are scheduled this hunting season. Fred T. Stimpson CHA is located in Clarke County south of Jackson. You can view and print the map here.
The hunt dates are November 10, 2012, December 8, 2012, December 22, 2012, and January 21, 2013.
Registration for the four youth hunts on Fred T. Stimpson CHA will begin on October 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM on the www.outdooralabama.com website. Each youth may register one time only, but will be eligible for all four drawings.
70 youth will be selected for each hunt. The drawings for each hunt will be held as follows:
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.
Hunters, selected for that hunt, will have until 5:00 PM the following day to accept the invitation.
A list of alternates will be selected after the primary list is drawn. If the invitation is accepted, that youth’s name will be removed from the selection process for the remaining hunts. If, for some reason, the youth cannot attend the hunt and declines the invitation, their name will remain in the selection process for the remaining hunts and an alternate will be contacted to fill the slot. If the youth accepts the hunt and does not show up for the hunt, their name will not be added back to the selection process.
Mandatory Check Station
All youth must report to the checking station prior to hunting. The checking station is located on Clarke County Road 15, 11 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, 11 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. A copy of the youth's birth certificate and social security card will be required at check in.
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 35 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.