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‘Tis the season: Youth dove hunts registration opening

With dove hunting season fast approaching, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced that registration for the annual fall youth dove hunts opens 8 a.m., Aug. 21.

To participate, youth hunters must be 15 or younger and accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old (or a parent) who has a valid state hunting license, a Harvest Information Program stamp, and a Conservation ID number.

The hunts will take in place in open fields with Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries personnel on hand. A short welcome session will emphasize hunting safety.

The first hunts of the season are Sept. 2. Although they are free, online registration is required. For more information, visit www.outdooralabama.com/youth-hunting/youth-dove-hunts.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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