MONTGOMERY, ALA. (March 13, 2014) – The annual Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt is back after a six-year hiatus.
The Governor’s Hunt, an invitation-only event which will open some of Alabama’s best hunting habitats to guests, is scheduled for March 17-19. Approximately 75 to 80 individuals including representatives from industry, commerce, entertainment, sports celebrities and the news media are expected to participate in the hunt.
Combining the efforts of the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Governor’s Office and the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation, the Governor’s Hunt focuses on potential economic partners for bringing jobs to the state and is designed to showcase Alabama as the preferred destination for business, industry and nature-based tourism.
Hosted by Gov. Bentley, the Governor’s Hunt will pair the participants with host landowners, who will provide hunting property and guides to chase one of Alabama’s premier big-game species.
As of today, funds generated from the Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt have allowed the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation to fully endow the Lynn Boykin Youth Wildlife Scholarship at Auburn University at $500,000. That money has provided more than 87 college scholarships since its inception.
This year, money raised from this event will fund scholarships at both Auburn University and the University of Alabama — a scholarship for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn honoring Dan Moultrie and a scholarship for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama honoring Larry Drummond.
The Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created in 1999 to further enhance the enjoyment of the outdoors. The ACNRF sponsors projects that promote wise use and stewardship of our natural resources. In addition to the Governor’s Hunt, other projects include Alabama’s Youth Dove and Deer Hunts, Hunters Helping the Hungry, National Archery in Public Schools program, the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program and the North Alabama Birding Trail, just to name a few.