Minor Receives Lifetime Fishing License

Barry Minor, 11, of Sulligent, is the recipient of a lifetime fishing license courtesy of the Alabama Department of Conservation, Alabama Power and the Alabama B.A.S.S. Federation. Brandon was entered into a drawing for the license after participating in a fishing event at Oak Mountain State Park. He is among 12 youth who won lifetime fishing licenses. The license is worth $150 and is valid for a lifetime of fishing in Alabama.

The money for the purchase of the license was provided by Alabama Power and the Alabama B.A.S.S. Federation. Each organization actively promotes fishing events to expose children to new skills and encourage participation in the activity.

Barry and other license winners were honored recently at a reception at Oak Mountain State Park. Each child was congratulated by Barnett Lawley, commissioner of the Department of Conservation, Willard Bowers, Alabama Power’s vice president for environmental affairs, and Al Redding, president of the Alabama B.A.S.S. Federation. In addition to their lifetime fishing license, each child was presented with a one-year subscription to Outdoor Alabama magazine, published by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Barry is the son of Steve and Paulette Minor and is a sixth grader at Sulligent Elementary School.