Bladon Springs
Blue Springs
Buck's Pocket
Cathedral Caverns
Cheaha
Chewacla
Chickasaw
DeSoto
Florala
Frank Jackson
Gulf
Joe Wheeler
Lake Guntersville
Lake Lurleen
Lakepoint
Meaher
Monte Sano
Oak Mountain
Paul M. Grist
Rickwood Caverns
Roland Cooper
Wind Creek
Biking
Camping
Fishing
Golf
Hiking
Dining
Geocaching
Horseback Riding   
Events
Camping
Lodges
Resorts
Equestrian Campground 
Weddings
Business Meetings
Brochures
Reservations
Parks Directory
Dog Friendly
Events
Dining
Specials & Packages
Weekday Rewards
  Call 1-800-ALAPARK (1-800-252-7275)
  Find A Park What to Do Where to Stay Meeting Facilities Plan Your Visit
View print version

Press Release

Mechanical, Electronic Turkey Decoys Illegal in Alabama

April 08, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          CONTACT: Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries

April 8, 2013                                                                                                              334-242-3465
 
Mechanical, Electronic Turkey Decoys Illegal
 
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes reminds all turkey hunters in the state that certain decoys are illegal to use or possess while hunting in Alabama.
 
“I’ve had several people contact me about the use of the latest technology in decoys, which are mechanical,” Sykes said. “Alabama’s game laws strictly prohibit those type decoys while you’re hunting.”

Regulation 220-2-.11 states that “it shall be unlawful for any person while engaged in hunting turkey in this state to use or have in his possession a decoy which has mechanical or electronic parts, which makes the decoy capable of movement or producing sound or which can be manipulated to produce movement or sound.”

Sykes also said several hunters in Alabama have run afoul of the regulation that requires the harvest of the state’s big-game species of white-tailed deer and wild turkeys be written on the appropriate harvest record before the animal is moved.

“That regulation has been in effect since 2007,” Sykes said. “Hunters are required to have the harvest record with you so you can ‘note it before you tote it.’”

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 www.outdooralabama.com.

 

###