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Westervelt Traditions: A Look Back at 1958 Deer Season Closing

Reflecting on our history as leaders in wildlife management and outdoor recreation in Alabama reminds us that we can't look to the future without considering the past. Here's what was going on at Westervelt Lodge when the 1958 Deer Season closed.

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Wildrose Retrieves at Westervelt's Continental Pheasant Shoot

Wildrose Kennels has formed working relationships with a number of fine shooting estates and hunting lodges across the continent, the most recent of which is with Westervelt Lodge, near Aliceville, Alabama. This blog has carried a number of posts on our sporting adventures elsewhere and I am delighted to begin reporting on our activities with Westervelt Recreation. Recently, Wildrose associate trainers and dogs picked up pheasants at an Eagles' Wings Pheasant Shoot, the proceeds from which benefited Eagles' Wings, a non-profit organization that provides day habilitation services for adults with mild, moderate, and severe intellectual and physical disabilities, including those who are medically fragile.

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2013 Catch-A-Dream Foundation Continental Pheasant Shoot

Monday, February 18, 2013 @ Westervelt Lodge

This event will consist of two 20-gun shoots: one morning session and one afternoon. Refreshments are provided during the shoot, and Westervelt Lodge's famous fried chicken lunch will be served between the morning and afternoon sessions.

Participation is limited to 40 shooters. Early registration is recommended. Registration is $350 and includes participation in one 300-bird shoot, refreshments, lunch, door prizes, and cleaned and packaged birds to take home for the grill.

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2013 Turkey School

To be the best, you have to learn from the best.That's why our annual turkey school - 3 of the most fun, intense days you can spend learning and refining skills as a hunter - features renowned turkey expert, author and storyteller Tom Kelly and Eddie Salter, where students enjoy one-on-one time with this living legend.

April 5-7, 2013

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Quail in the South

Westervelt Lodge returns tradition to the pine woods

Unless there is a post-apocalytic return to small-scale, dirty agriculture bereft of herbicides, pesticides and exacting farm machinery, there will never again be large-scale quail hunting in the South. [...] One famous hunting lodge tucked just inside the edge of Alabama's Black Belt has vowed to put the hunt back into quail hunting.
[The article appeared in the August 2011 edition of Gun Dog magazine]

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Quail in the Rough

Adventures in Tombigbee Country
by Terry Wieland

"The instructions were explicit. Too much so, perhaps.

Knowing that finding their lodge in the woods is a bit of a challenge, the people from Westervelt covered every base, and every possible route—west from Tuscaloosa, north from Mobile, even east from Jackson, Mississippi..."

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Alabama Hunting Season Gives Boost to Economy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Just about everyone knows Alabama's football season began Saturday. But the state has another season that also started Sept. 4.

The sound of shotguns thundered across the Alabama countryside as dove season opened up throughout most of the state. Even though it's officially still summer, it was the opening salvo of an autumn rite that consumes many Alabama sportsmen for the next six to eight months. But its also an economic engine that provides a welcome influx of cash to much of West Alabama.

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My Westervelt Youth Hunt of 2009 by William Dylan Puckett

Westervelt Lodge is on YouTube

Clips from our DVD are now available for viewing on YouTube.

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School Educates on Safe and Correct Deer Hunting

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – As the countdown to deer hunting season begins, many find themselves struggling to mesh a desire to hunt with access to proper knowledge and equipment.

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