The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has announced dates for the first limited quota dog deer hunt at the Geneva State Forest Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The hunt will be December 2-3, 2016, and is limited to 275 permits. Each successful, registered permit holder can participate in each day of the two-day hunt.
Registration for permits will be available beginning November 8 at 8 a.m. Registration will be first come, first served through the Outdoor Alabama website. To register, visit the hunting page of www.outdooralabama.com to find the “Limited Quota Dog Deer Hunt on Geneva State Forest WMA” link.
Each registered permit holder is allowed to bring one youth 15 years old or younger as a guest. The youth must remain on the assigned stand with the permit holder. Only one gun is allowed per assigned stand location. All dogs must be pre-approved in writing by WFF Wildlife Section personnel prior to participating in the hunt.
Prior to registering for a permit, hunters need to create a registration account and receive a verification email. To create an account, click the “Create New Parent/Guardian Registration” button on the registration page. Hunters are encouraged to create an account prior to November 8 at 8 a.m. After creating an account and receiving the verification email, you will be ready to login and register for the hunt. The actual physical hunting permits will be issued to successfully registered individuals on the day of each hunt. The physical permits will be available at the checking station located in the Geneva State Forest WMA.
Dog Hunting Antlered Bucks Only: December 2-3, 2016. One antlered buck per day. By limited quota permit only. Dogs must be approved by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources personnel. Antlered buck restrictions apply. To be legal for harvest, antlered bucks must have at least three (3) antler points (one inch or longer) on at least one main antler beam.
A valid state hunting license, WMA license and a WMA permit are required for all dog deer hunt permit holders. Administrators of the hunt shall have the right to distribute the hunters and to inspect all vehicles or other equipment while on the areas.