A State Senator Looks to Reverse Alabama Hunting Law


By Kristen Fisher

A north Alabama senator is looking to reverse legislation requiring hunters to report their kills to state officials.

Republican Senator Paul Sanford of Huntsville says a new law requiring hunters to report deer and turkey kills to state officials within in 24 hours is unnecesary.

Hunters are now required to report by telephone, a smartphone app, or online.

Failure to do that could cost you a fine of up to $500.

State officials say the game check rule helps them monitor populations of deer and turkeys in the state and keep track of how many  animals are killed every year.

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