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Press Release

Scoring Sessions Announced for Record White-tailed Deer Program

April 28, 2010

The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries will be holding sessions to score deer antlers this spring and summer for its Records of Alabama’s White-tailed Deer (RAWD) 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 8, 2010          Time:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
            Location:             Holiday Inn Express
                                         5001 Academy Lane
                                         Bessemer, Alabama
            Information and
            Pre-registration:   (205) 339-3939
                                                                                                                                                           
 
            Date:                     May 22, 2010        Time:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
            Location:              USDA Service Center
                                          23952 AL Highway 55
                                          Andalusia, Alabama
            Information and
            Pre-registration:   (334) 347-1298
                                                                                                                                                           
  
            Date:                     June 2, 2010          Time:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
            Location:              Pat’s Archery & Outdoors
                                          306 Highway 118 (Old Highway 78) West
                                          Jasper, Alabama
            Information and
            Pre-registration:   (256) 353-2634
                                                                                                                                                           
            Date:                     June 2, 2010          Time:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
            Location:              Sheffield Recreation Center
                                          2901 19th Avenue
                                          Sheffield, Alabama
            Information and
            Pre-registration:   (256) 353-2634
                                                                                                                                                           
 
            Date:                     June 26, 2010        Time:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
            Location:              Academy Sports
                                          8610 Eastchase Parkway
                                          Montgomery, Alabama
            Information and
            Pre-registration:   (334) 347-1298
                                                                                                                                                           
            Date:                     July 31, 2010         Time:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
            Location:              Swindall RV Pavilion Building
                                          162 County Road 5516
                                          Troy, Alabama
            Information and
            Pre-registration:   (334) 347-1298
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            Date:                     August 14, 2010     Time:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
            Location:              WFF District I Office
                                          21453 Harris Station Road
                                          Tanner, Alabama
            Information and
            Pre-registration:   (256) 353-2634
                                                                                                                                                           
 
            Date:                     October 3, 2010    Time:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
            Location:              WFF District I Office
                                          21453 Harris Station Road
                                          Tanner, Alabama
            Information and
            Pre-registration:   (256) 353-2634                                               
 
 
 
The interest in 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.
 
 
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