New Bowhunting Option in Alabama’s Black Belt

Starting this fall, the 1,500-acre East Zone addition to the Forever Wild Land Trust’s Old Cahawba Prairie Tract in Dallas County will be available for bowhunting each Thursday through Sunday from November 17, 2017, until February 10, 2018.

Deer hunting in the East Zone is limited to bow and arrow, crossbow, or spear. No gun deer hunting will be allowed within the tract’s East Zone.

Gun deer hunting is permitted on the tract’s West Zone, but is limited to shotgun with slugs or muzzleloader. Bow and arrow, crossbow, or spear hunting is also allowed within the West Zone.

When in season, other hunting opportunities on the Old Cahawba Prairie Tract include feral swine, waterfowl and Eastern wild turkey.

Directions to Old Cahawba Prairie Tract – East Zone: From Selma, take AL-22 West approximately 4.2 miles to Dallas Co. Rd. 46. Turn left on Co. Rd. 46 and travel approximately 1 mile, Continue on Dallas Co. Rd 155 for 1.7 miles to the property on the right.

Hunters must have a valid hunting license and permit map; and follow all regulations, seasons, and bag limits for the county in which the tract is located. Permit maps are free and may be downloaded at

For complete seasons and bag limits, visit