Scoring Sessions Announced for the Records of Alabama’s White-tailed Deer Program (RAWD)

The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be holding scoring sessions this spring and summer for its Records of Alabama’s White-tailed Deer (RAWD) deer records and recognition program.
 
The RAWD program was established to recognize exceptional bucks grown and taken in Alabama. The program is open to antlers from all free-ranging bucks legally harvested or found dead in Alabama, regardless of the year the deer was harvested or found. The antler scoring system used for the RAWD program is identical to that used by the Boone & Crockett Club. The minimum scores for the program are 140 Typical (net) and 165 Non-Typical (net). All entrants meeting the minimum requirements of the program will receive an official RAWD Certificate.
 
If a deer has been officially scored for Boone & Crockett, Pope & Young, or Longhunter’s purposes, sportsmen can bring the official score sheet with their mount to a RAWD scoring session.  Participants should preregister prior to attending the scoring session by calling the appropriate telephone number listed below. Sessions are scheduled for the following dates and locations:
 
            Date:                     May 9th      Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
            Location:              District IV ADWFF Office
                                          1820 Glynwood Drive, Suite C
                                          Prattville, Alabama
            Information and
            preregistration:    (334) 358-0035
 
            Date:                     May 9th      Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
            Location:              Auburn University Wiregrass Research and Extension Center
                                          167 East Alabama Highway 134
                                          Headland, Alabama
            Information and
            preregistration:    (334) 347-1298
 
 
            Date:                     May 16th    Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
            Location:              District I ADWFF Office
                                          21453 Harris Station Road
                                          Tanner, Alabama
            Information and
            preregistration:    (256) 353-2634
 
 
            Date:                     May 16th    Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
            Location:             District III ADWFF Office
                                          8211 McFarland Boulevard West
                                          Northport, Alabama 
            Information and
            preregistration:    (205) 339-5716
 
            Date:                     May 16th    Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
            Location:              District V ADWFF Office
                                          30571 Five Rivers Boulevard
                                          Spanish Fort, Alabama
            Information and
            preregistration:    (251) 626-5474
 
            Date:                     May 19th    Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
            Location:              District II ADWFF Office
                                          4101 Alabama Highway 21 North
                                          Jacksonville, Alabama
            Information and
            preregistration:    (256) 435-5422
 
The demand for information on quality bucks harvested in Alabama led to the development of the RAWD program. The program allows Alabama’s deer hunters to have their deer scored by trained wildlife personnel. Hunters can also compare deer taken in their region to deer from other areas of Alabama, as well as other states in the Southeast. To learn more about the Records of Alabama’s White-tailed Deer program, obtain score sheets, or locate the next available scoring session, visit http://www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/RAWD/.
 
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 Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.