Lifetime Freshwater Fishing Licenses Awarded to 18 Alabama Youth

CONTACT: Doug Darr, 334-242-3471


At a special ceremony today at Oak Mountain State Park, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) awarded lifetime freshwater fishing licenses to 18 randomly selected youth who participated in the 2006 Oak Mountain State Park Expo Youth Fishing Event held in September 2006. The lifetime freshwater fishing license ($150 value) allows anglers to fish in Alabama for the remainder of their lives even if they move out of state.  

During the ceremony, Assistant Commissioner Hobbie Sealy, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division Chief of Fisheries Stan Cook, Alabama Bass Federation, Inc. President Al Redding, and Alabama Power General Manager of Environmental Affairs Willard Bowers presented the following young anglers their licenses:

Sydney Acker                         Alabaster

Andrew Jackson Allison        Birmingham

Benjamin Barton                    Helena

Bryan Beebe                          Calera

Anthony Boyd                        Birmingham

James Gardner                      Calera

Kelsey Gardner                     Calera

Christian Hayes                     McCalla

Will Hersey                            Birmingham

Jordan Huffaker                    Talladega

Madalyn Long                        Montgomery

Zachary Richardson               Saraland

Morgan Sellers                      Alpine

John Shaffet                           Hayden

Brianna Thompson                 McCalla

Ian Underwood                       Montevallo           

Alexander Waller                   Midfield

Brittany Weeks                      Gulf Shores 


The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources offers several different Lifetime Licenses including hunting, freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, a combination of all three, or combinations of any two. The Lifetime License fees are held in the interest bearing Alabama Game and Fish Endowment Fund where only the interest earned can be used to help fund the Department. All ADCNR licenses can be purchased on the Department’s Web site at

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR visit



    Seven of the 2006 winners of Lifetime Freshwater Fishing Licenses include:

   (l-r) Andrew Jackson Allison, Birmingham; James Gardner, Calera; Sydney

   Acker, Alabaster; Ian Underwood, Montevallo; Brianna Thompson, McCalla;

   Christian Hayes, McCalla; and Jordan Huffaker, Talladega.