Adults new to hunting or returning to hunting after an absence are invited to participate in Alabama’s new Adult Mentored Hunting (AMH) program. Applications for AMH program events are now available, and the first random draw will be held Oct. 18.
The first AMH event will take place on Nov. 18 in Mobile County.
Those applying for an AMH event should be at least 19 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and be new or have limited hunting experience. The AMH application is available for download.
After completing the application, email it to Justin Grider, WFF Mentored Hunt Coordinator, at Justin.Grider@dcnr.alabama.gov.
The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries created the AMH program to provide new adult hunters with a one-on-one hunt under the guidance of a veteran mentor. AMH events are for individuals interested in learning how to hunt, be it to revive a family tradition, to learn more about consumptive outdoor recreation, or simply to put wild game on the dinner table.
All applications will be reviewed and placed into one of four priority categories. Participants for AMH program events will be selected randomly from the pool of eligible applicants, with the first random drawing Oct. 18.
Mentored hunts will be conducted in a safe, constructive environment and provide participants with the opportunity to learn from skilled hunting mentors. Participants will be exposed to all elements of hunting including firearms safety, equipment needs, scouting, hunting, game cleaning and cooking.
For most of the mentored hunts, the equipment needed will be provided or offered at no cost to the participant. Mentored hunts are currently available for deer, turkey, squirrel and rabbit.
Find more information about the new AMH program including hunt dates and locations and complete instructions on how to apply here.