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                                                            Alabama River Lakes


GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Corps of Engineers, Mobile District welcomes you to the Alabama River Lakes Project. Located in south-central Alabama, Alabama River Lakes consists of 3 lakes: R.E. “Bob” Woodruff Lake, William “Bill” Dannelly Reservoir, and Claiborne Lake. Bob Woodruff Lake is located between Montgomery and Selma, Dannelly Reservoir is located between Selma and Camden, and Claiborne Lake is located between Camden and Monroeville. Project lands consists of approximately 9,465 acres developed for campgrounds, day use, operational areas for locks and dams, boat ramps, and other recreational uses including hunting. Approximately 5600 acres are open to hunting in 25 locations. They range in size from 40 to 500 acres.

Only crossbow, bow and arrow and shotguns are allowed to harvest game animals. RIFLES ARE NOT ALLOWED. Many areas have food plots annually planted to winter wheat, oats, and crimson clover. Please refer to the project brochure for the hunting area locations.

All hunters, regardless of age, must have a valid Alabama River Lakes wildlife use permit. The wildlife use permit is free of charge and issued online expiring September 1st. The permit is valid on all 3 lakes. Wildlife use permits may be obtained by printing a copy from the Alabama River Lakes website or in person. The Alabama River Lakes Site office is located 20 miles east of Selma on Highway 80 (7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday). The Millers Ferry Resource Office is located 9 miles northwest of Camden on Highway 28, near the Millers Ferry Lock and Dam (7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday). Campgrounds are seasonal so check the closing dates on the Alabama River Lakes camping webpage. Visit our website to view maps online. There will not be any maps sent by mail.

To obtain a wildlife use permit in person, a valid drivers license with your current address is required. If you do not possess a drivers license you may substitute a valid Alabama hunting license.

You must have a valid Alabama hunting license to hunt on Corps property. By signing your wildlife use permit you are agreeing to obey all regulations listed in this brochure. All applicable state laws are enforced on Corps of Engineers property. Special hunting regulations listed in this brochure further restrict hunting season dates or methods of harvest. Unless stated in the brochure, hunting season dates and limits follow state hunting regulations.

It is your responsibility to know the hunting regulations and game animals for the area you wish to hunt. Refer to the HUNTING AREAS section for details. Be aware of your location while hunting, and remember: you must get landowner permission to enter private land. It is your responsibility prior to hunting to study maps and scout out Government property authorized for hunting to insure that you know the exact boundaries. Your failure to stay within authorized hunting boundaries could void your permit for this year, and prohibit you from obtaining permits in the future. Watch for the Corps boundary line: 2 red stripes painted on trees. The red stripes face away from Corps property towards private land. Also, notice that Corps and state hunting regulations may change annually. Ask a Corps official for any new changes or updates.

HUNTING AREAS:

Woodruff Lake:

Damsite East Bank: 110 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting for rabbit, dove, and squirrel. Dogs allowed for small game hunting before and after state deer season. Hunters are al­lowed to hunt only from the base or bottom of berm (mound) to property lines. This gives a 1000 foot + safety zone from lock and dam and all buildings. Hunters must stay at least 300 feet away from ac­cess road and water quality building as depicted on map.

Damsite West Bank: 350 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting for rabbit, squir­rel, dove, and duck. Dogs allowed for small game hunting before and after state deer season. Hunters must stay at least 1,000 feet away from Pow­erhouse and a minimum of 300 feet from bank fishing parking areas and access road as depicted on map.

Tallawassee Creek: 41 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer. Hunters must stay at least 300 feet away from access road and hunter parking area as depicted on map.

Jackson Lake: 75 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer. Hunters must stay 300 feet away from access road as depicted on map.

Jones Bluff: 500 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting for rabbit and squirrel. Dogs allowed for rabbit and squirrel before and after state deer season. No hunting permitted within 300 feet of picnic and parking areas. Hunt­ers must stay at least 300 feet away from access road as depicted on map.

Swift Creek: 225 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer and wild turkey. Small game hunting for rabbit and squirrel. Hunters must remain at least 300 feet away from access road and parking area.

Huffman Bar: 120 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, coyote, bobcat and fox. Entire area open.

Dannelly Reservoir:

Bridgeport: 175 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer. No hunting allowed within 300 feet of picnic and parking areas. Hunters must remain at least 300 feet from the south side of the access road to beach and stay at least 300 feet from the parking lot to beach. Hunters must also stay 300 feet from the park host campers. No hunting is allowed north of the access road to the beach.

Damsite East Bank: 320 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting for rabbit, squir­rel, and dove. Dogs allowed for small game hunting before and after state deer season. Hunting open with a 1,000 foot + safety zone from buildings on the damsite. Hunters should use the hunter parking area south of the radio tower. No hunting allowed on damsite waterfowl impoundments.

Damsite West Bank: 375 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting for rabbit, squir­rel, and dove; rabbit and squirrel hunting using dogs after state deer season. Duck hunting on Wednesday only, from 30 minutes before sunrise until 12:00 noon. Duck and dove hunting using dogs is allowed. Hunters must stay at least 300 feet away from access road and at least 300 feet west of bank fishing parking area as depicted on map.

Shell Creek: 50 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer. Hunters must remain at least 300 feet to the left of access road as depicted on map.

Chilatchee Creek: 450 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting for ducks is allowed for the entire duck season. Small game hunting for squirrel is allowed before and after state deer season. Dogs are allowed for duck and squirrel hunting. Hunters must remain at least 300 feet to the left or right of access road beginning at park entrance.

Six Mile Creek: 200 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Shotgun hunting for squirrel and rabbit. Hunters must stay at least 300 feet from access road as depicted on map.O GE A HUNTING PERMIT:

Portland: 75 acres
Bowhunting for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wildhog. Hunters must remain at least 300 feet from access road and parking lot.

Claiborne Lake:


Damsite East Bank: 500 acres
Bowhunting is allowed only south of the access road entering Damsite East Bank. Small game hunting is allowed only north of the access road entering Damsite East Bank. Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game for rabbits, squirrel, and duck. Dogs are allowed for rabbit and squirrel hunting. Hunters must remain 300 feet east of Isaac Creek and 300 feet east of developed areas located south of access road as depicted on map. This provides a 1,000 foot + safety zone from buildings on the damsite. Bow­hunting for wild turkey will be allowed in the small game hunting area during spring turkey season and bowhunting for wild hog will be allowed in the small game hunting area after small game season.

Damsite West Bank: 200 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting for rabbit and squirrel. Hunting allowed 300 feet north and south of access road and 300 feet from parking lots as depicted on map.

Silver Creek: 325 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting for rabbit and squir­rel . Small game hunting for rabbit and squirrel using dogs before and after state deer season. Hunting allowed 300 feet north and south of access road and 300 feet from parking and camping areas as depicted on map.

Davis Ferry: 70 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Hunters must stay at least 300 feet from ferry landing and access road.

Black Creek: 115 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting for squirrel, rabbit, and duck. Hunting allowed 300 feet to the right or left of access road. Hunters must stay at least 300 feet south and east of parking area as depicted on map.

Gulletts Bluff: 40 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Hunters must stay at least 300 feet to right or left of the access road. No hunting permit­ted within 300 feet of picnic and parking areas as depicted on map.

Holleys Ferry: 80 acres
Hunting allowed on the north and south side of Hwy. 10. Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Hunters must stay at least 300 feet south and west of parking area as depicted on map.

Bells Landing: 320 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting allowed after state deer season. . Dogs are al­lowed for squirrel and rabbit hunting. Hunters must remain at least 300 feet from access road, parking lots, and camping area as depicted on map.

Haines Island: 480 acres
Bowhunting only from Friday – Monday for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Small game hunting only Tuesday through Thursday for squirrel and rabbit during state deer season, then daily before and after state deer season. Hunting allowed at least 300 feet south of access road and 300 feet east of riverside road as depicted on map. Bowhunting for wild turkey will be allowed daily during spring turkey season and bowhunting for wild hog will be allowed daily after small game season. Dogs can be used on small game hunting days.

Lower Peachtree: 119 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild hog, and wild turkey. Small game hunting for squirrel and rabbit. Entire area open.

McDuffie Landing: 116 acres
Bowhunting only for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and wild hog. Entire area open.



REMEMBER TO FILE A HUNT PLAN. LET SOMEONE KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING HUNTING AND AN EXPECTED RETURN TIME.

1. Hunting is not allowed within 300 feet of a developed campground, picnic area, trail, road, or other facility.

2. Hunting is allowed only in the areas listed. Please observe the “NO HUNTING SIGNS” around developed parks.

3. You must have a valid Alabama hunting license and a Corps hunting permit.

4. State hunting regulations and Corps hunting regulations are enforced.

5. Hunt only animals listed for each hunting area. Hog hunting allowed year round with bow or crossbow.

6. Deer, wild or feral hogs, and wild turkey hunting by archery only.

7. Only shotguns using shot sizes of #6 or smaller for all other animals. Larger size shells (slugs, buckshot, #4 shot, etc.) are not allowed in your possession. RIFLES OF ANY CALIBER ARE NOT ALLOWED.

8. No bowhunting on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Haines Island. These days are reserved for shotgun hunting small game only.

9. Unless specified, follow state seasons and bag limits for all listed game animals.

10. Crossbows are allowed for deer and wild hogs only.

11. Dogs are allowed for small game hunting in areas or on days that are designated for small game hunting only. Dogs are not allowed for rabbit and squirrel in bow hunting areas until February 1, with the exception of Haines Island.

12. Follow AL state requirements for wearing Hunter Orange.

13. Permanent tree stands or blinds of any type are not allowed.

14. Portable tree or ladder stands cannot be left unattended. Unattended stands will be removed.

15. The Resource Manager does not permit ATV’s without approval.

16. An adult with a valid hunting permit must ac­company persons under 16.

17. Waterfowl hunting allowed only at Dannelly Reservoir: Damsite West Bank and Chilatchee, Claiborne Lake: Damsite East Bank and Black Creek, Woodruff Lake: Damsite West Bank. Dogs are allowed for duck and dove hunting.

18. Violation of any state or Corps hunting regula­tion voids the permit and may result in fines.

19. Camping allowed only in designated areas.

20. Any type of bait, feed, or food attractant, in­cluding any type salt or mineral block is not allowed on Corps property.

21. Hunting at Alabama River Lakes is a permitted privilege for law abiding citizens. It is your responsibility prior to hunting to study maps and scout out Government property that is authorized for hunting to insure that you know the exact boundaries. Your failure to stay within authorized hunting boundaries could void your permit for this year, and prohibit you from obtaining permits in the future.