Deer season may end in January, but hunters can enjoy a different outdoor sport in February – and help conserve more of Alabama’s precious lands at the same time.On Feb. 15 and Feb. 22, Westervelt Ecological Services will offer a series of continental pheasant shoots at its Westervelt Lodge in Aliceville, with all proceeds benefiting the Freshwater Land Trust.
Registration for a half-day session is $425, and it covers participation in a 300-bird pheasant shoot, refreshments, lunch and door prizes – not to mention cleaned and packaged birds to take home. The morning shoot will be 8-11 a.m. The afternoon shoot will be 1-4 p.m. In between, hunters will be treated to Westervelt Lodge’s famous fried chicken. The lodge’s 10,000 acres are in Pickens County, about two hours from Birmingham. For more information, visit www.westerveltlodge.com or call 800.281.7991.