Why is Alabama hunting such a popular pastime? Quite simply, this is one of the hunting hotbeds in the country, and as you are about to find out, for good reason.
It is a haven for deer and birds, such as duck and geese, and while you won’t find a lot of exotic, larger game to hunt here, if you are content with the more traditional animals, such as deer, duck, squirrel, etc, then Alabama offers what you need.
First off, let’s start with duck hunting. Alabama is always considered a tremendous place for duck, and there are a lot of them in the state. The only negative about the sport is that you generally have to have inclement weather in order to succeed with this, something that deters many.
When the sunny weather comes there will not be as many duck, and when the bad weather arises, the ducks are out in force. Therefore, if you can handle the elements, then you will be successful with Alabama duck hunting.
Also, the longer stretch of bad weather there is, the better your chances of getting a duck. One rainy day might not be enough to bring them in, but a period of several days to a week or more of bad weather can often do the trick.
In other words, if you look out your window and see the sun shining, don’t bother going out that day. This is a sport that truly rewards the committed hunter.
As I stated earlier, ducks certainly aren’t the only popular hunting game in the area. Deer are out in force as well, as there are almost 2,000,000 whitetail in the state. I
n other words, Alabama deer hunting is another thing you need to try if you are an avid hunter, and if you are a beginner, this is a tremendous place to learn the sport.
In fact, the state currently has the highest density of deer in the whole southern tier, as it contains roughly forty five deer for each square mile in the areas that you can hunt for these animal.
However, should you be looking to go after male deer, as many more experienced hunters prefer, you will probably not find the pickings to your satisfaction, as Alabama hunting is notorious for having few bucks.
If you want to enjoy the best possible chance of getting a deer in Alabama, here are a few tips that will serve you well. First off, just like any other state, make sure you are familiar with where the deer will be before the actual day of the hunt, so that you don’t waste your whole day or trip trying to find a good place to hunt.
I would recommend you go check out the hunting grounds the day before you actually start, figure out where the deer are most likely to be (i.e. where their watering hole is, where they are likely to go for food, etc) and of course, try and determine wither they live as well.
This will enable you to get in between their living area and where they need to get to for food and drink, and intercept them. This is a critical element for success.
All too many hunters just set up shop anywhere in the woods, and go the whole day without seeing a single deer within striking distance. Don’t make this same mistake when going on an Alabama Hunting trip.