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Alabama Conservation Department Requests Deer Hunters Report Harvests

From Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

-- Now that the 2007-08 deer season is closed, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) wants hunters to report their deer harvests.

When Alabama's three-buck limit was implemented this past hunting season, all hunters were required to have a harvest record form in their possession. If they harvested a buck, the details were to be recorded on the form.

To gather that harvest information, ADCNR is asking hunters to transfer it to an online form at www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/harvestdata.

"Collecting this information will give us more management tools to protect the quality of the deer herd in the state," said M. Barnett Lawley, Alabama conservation commissioner.

"If a hunter was not successful, we need that data, too," Lawley said. "We would also like to know the number of does harvested and the number of days hunters were in the field. Any factual data that we can get will help us."

The online form asks for the following information: date of harvest, number of antler points, county where harvested, total number of does harvested and estimated number of days spent hunting in the 2007-08 season.

The form will accept turkey harvest information after turkey season closes in April.

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