Emergency Rule Filed To Define Special State Park Hunting Season

An emergency rule has been filed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to provide for the rules of conduct for a special state park hunting season. Rule 220-2.134-.124ER “Special State Park Hunting Regulation” was enacted to address an immediate danger to the public welfare regarding the overpopulation of white-tailed deer at Oak Mountain State Park.

The rule sets out the regulations for hunting at the state park areas authorized by the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources. Included in the rule are specifications for hunting with bow and arrow only; proper permitting of hunters; location of hunting areas; process of transporting deer through designated checking station for scientific data; hunter orange requirements; use of elevated stands; and limits on use of motor-driven vehicles.

The emergency rule became effective when signed January 6, 2004, by Conservation Commissioner M. Barnett Lawley.