Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division

  • Agency: Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
  • Address: 64 N Union Street, Suite 584, Montgomery, 36130-1457 AL
  • Chief:
Phone: 334-242-3469
Fax: 334-242-3032
Email:

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is located at 64 N Union Street, Suite 584, Montgomery, 36130-1457 AL. The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division phone number is 334-242-3469.

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division News

Join Joshua Dean as he hunts one of our SOAs. Prepare for some ups and downs - and an incredible tracking job...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XbY6Iug6Vk&fbclid=IwAR2YQV9wS_EaR_3vCnj8I9Kw1M3zKXTuGPHK1EKpqo36jTQbMAAH1Hx__b8

If you’re interested in learning about quality habitat management, our Technical Assistance Biologists can help! Our biologists can visit your property and provide quality information about proven methods to increase the quality of the habitats, food plots, and timber stands. These 2 photos show a loblolly pine plantation with two management treatments. On the left of the fire break, the stand was chemically treated prior to planting and has been burned on a 2 to 3 year rotation since being thinned. The stand on the right of the fire break was chemically treated prior to planting but has not been burned since being thinned. Both stands were planted on the same day and are the same genetic variety of loblolly pine. Our staff can assist you in creating quality wildlife habitat as pictured on the left. If you would like to learn more contact your District’s Technical Assistance biologist! πŸ€œπŸΌπŸ€›πŸΌ

ONE WEEK FROM NOW! πŸ”› NOV 14th 6:30pm! We will be here LIVE to answer your questions about deer season! Selections from our fine Biologist and Conservation Enforcement Officer staff will be in the hot seat ready to help you with any questions you have about this deer season. Mark your calendar, get your questions ready, and join us!

Last reminder! πŸ•ΊπŸΌ

It was a fun and interesting weekend at our TRAPPING WORKSHOP! The workshops introduce people to trapping as an effective wildlife management tool and include info on ethics, laws, trap preparation, and the art of trapping. Participants are given one-on-one instruction in the field on how and where to place traps for a variety of wildlife species. Then they learn how to prepare their catch! Sign up for the next one: https://www.outdooralabama.com/trapping-alabama/alabama-adult-and-youth-trapping-education-workshops

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY! What species of bird is this - visiting Joshua Heape in his bow stand THIS SEASON AND LAST SEASON!? EDIT: https://www.outdooralabama.com/flycatchers-shrikes-and-vireos/eastern-phoebe

Rainbow trout season at Madison County Public Fishing Lake begins Friday, November 23rd! Anglers will need a $5 daily trout permit in addition to a valid fishing license. https://www.outdooralabama.com/node/2470

EGADS! This Gadwall was banded and outfitted with a backpack transmitter in December 2017 (at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge) as part of ongoing wintering waterfowl research in the Tennessee Valley being conducted by us and Auburn University. This one left Alabama, migrated to prairie Canada for the summer, and was recently harvested northwest of St. Louis, MO, during his return migration. The data from this research will help inform management decisions for wintering waterfowl in north Alabama. Remember to report any BANDS on harvested waterfowl!

Did a Bald Eagle visit your office on Election Day? One came to ours in Spanish Fort! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ¦… Once scarce, these birds can now be seen anywhere in our state. Did you know we worked to reintroduce them? Read more here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.montgomeryadvertiser.com/amp/99410380

TUESDAY TIP! πŸ’₯ Go ahead and get those kids their CONSERVATION ID # because they're going to need it THIS WEEKEND! The 6-digit CID is theirs forever, and they'll need it to GAME CHECK their deer online. If you haven't in years past, click here NOW to get their CID: https://www.outdooralabama.com/hunter-resources/how-obtain-conservation-id-number. Remember to help them fill out a PAPER HARVEST RECORD before moving the deer, and then help them complete GAME CHECK online here: https://game.dcnr.alabama.gov/. Youth can hunt this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the opening of regular gun season (Nov 9-12th). Each youth (or group of 2 youths) must be with a non-hunting, properly licensed adult age 21 or over, or the parent of the youth. EVERYONE must wear hunter orange. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Photo by Jeremy Freeman

MANAGEMENT AREA MONDAY! Road upkeep is a big part of WMA maintenance and we do strive to keep on top of needed roadwork. Right now, Mr. Robert Simmons from Oakmulgee WMA is out there repairing a road on Autauga WMA. There will be youth hunters here on Saturday. Click here for more info: https://www.outdooralabama.com/sites/default/files/Wildlife/wildlife-management-areas/2018-2019%20WMA%20Maps/2018-2019%20Autauga%20Final.pdf

On Saturday, Frazer Church held a Conservation & Natural Resources FIELD DAY! The event consisted of 5 stations: firearm safety, tree stand safety, shotgun, rifle, and archery. The Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association was a partner and also gifted a lifetime hunting license to winner Milledge Carmichael. The National Wild Turkey Federation also joined our Hunter Education Instructors and Conservation Enforcement Officers in making this a successful event for about 80 participants.

TRUTH! πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Click here and sign up for a class: https://www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/hunter-education-alabama

It might be hunting season, but it was a great day to fish at Bibb County Lake! #fishing #alabama #bibbcountylake #wff

POP QUIZ!! What is this critter that Junior Jones saw at Skyline WMA today?!! EDIT: a black COYOTE! This was in interesting exercise in how differently we perceive things. Only one truth though! 🐺 Video in comments.

This is a season full of wildlife-watching opportunities. Click here to learn more about what they’re doing out there this time of year: https://medium.com/usfws/fall-wildlife-spectacles-482f854435a5

No need to trash it!

HEY GROWNUPS! Looking for some last-minute weekend plans? JOIN US SAT & SUN for a TRAPPING WORKSHOP! Hurry up and REGISTER NOW for this weekend, OR - check out our future dates available for adults and kiddos: https://www.outdooralabama.com/trapping-alabama/alabama-adult-and-youth-trapping-education-workshops

A nice string of cats from Lee County Lake! 🐟

We’re WAITINGGGG!! πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Show us your bow hunting pics!

Cold rain in November ➑️ Time to remember! It’s time to get your license! Do so easily here: https://www.alabamainteractive.org/dcnr_hf_license/welcome.action?apk=hf

To further minimize the risk of introducing CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE into our state, hunters may ❗️NOT❗️bring whole deer carcasses into Alabama from ANY OTHER STATE or country. Importation of the following is ALLOWED: πŸ₯© Meat from the family Cervidae (white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose, fallow deer, red deer, sika deer, caribou, reindeer, etc.) that has been completely deboned. πŸ’€ Cleaned skull plates with bare attached antlers, if no visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present. πŸ‚ Unattached bare antlers or sheds. πŸ§›πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Raw capes, if no visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present. 😬 Upper canine teeth, if no root structure or other soft tissue is present. πŸ–Ό Finished taxidermy products or tanned hides. 🚫 Velvet-covered antlers are prohibited unless part of a finished taxidermy product.

ICYMI!

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY - after dark! πŸŽƒπŸ‘» πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‡ Happy Halloween! Did you know bats provide the equivalent of $4 billion in pest control services to US agriculture every year? Yesterday the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced $1.1 million in grants to help stop white-nose syndrome, an insidious disease that has killed over 6 million bats in North America. We are helping with this research in partnership with Bat Conservation International and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. We’re proud to be a part of this effort! Read more: https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2018/10/ruffner-mountain-fighting-to-save-bats-from-deadly-white-nose-syndrome.html https://www.nfwf.org/whoweare/mediacenter/pr/Pages/nfwf-announces-more-than-1-1-million-in-grants-to-help-bats-2018-1030.aspx

Officers McHenry and Wood, accompanied by K-9 Poundcake, greeted the crowd and handed out treats at the recent Prattville Public Library's Fall Festival. Smokey the Bear even stopped by and said hello! Thanks for inviting us to visit Prattville!