For the first time in 80 years, Little River State Park in Atmore, Ala., is offering a three-day controlled archery hunt Jan. 26-28, 2012 for just $500 per hunter. Proceeds from the hunt benefit Ironmen Outdoor Ministries, which manages the state park. Ironmen Outdoor Ministries is a not for profit organization that commits itself to compassionately reach out and bless those who are in need; particularly those who are handicapped, children in need, the impoverished and the abandoned.
Click http://www.littleriverstatepark.com/Archery_Hunt_Registratio.html for a chance to take part in this hunt package, which includes food and lodging. Each hunter and one non-hunting guest will stay in a modern (2BR, CHA, full kitchen) handicap-accessible mobile home with a beautiful view of the lake and spillway.
A hot breakfast and dinner will be provided each day with a sandwich lunch. Southern cuisine will be featured including southern fried chicken, fried catfish, T-Bone steaks and baby back ribs along with all the trimmings.
The hunting terrain includes more than 900 acres of prime long-leaf pine plantation and hardwood bottoms surrounding a pristine 25-acre lake. Food plots are scattered throughout the property.
Hunters can arrive as early as noon, Jan. 25. Orientation to the park and staff will be scheduled at 2 p.m. the same day. Hunters will be made familiar with the property boundaries, food plot locations and non-hunting areas. Hunters will then be free to scout the property at 3 p.m. Hunting will not start until the morning of January 26 and will conclude at the end of legal hunting times on January 28. Hunters and guests will be required to check out by 10 a.m. on January 29.
Each hunter will need to bring his/her own climbing stand, ladder stand or ground blind (no stands or blinds will be furnished by LRSP). Four wheelers, side-by-side ATVs and golf carts are welcome for the hunt
LRSP personnel will be more than glad to assist the hunter in the processing of the harvested deer (bring coolers for meat). Hunters can donate any unwanted meat for distribution through local charities to those in need.
ALL hunters will be required to meet all regulations stipulated by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. These regulations can be found in the Alabama Hunting and Fishing Digest 2011-2012.