Wilcox Academy led the way in 1985 in establishing one of the finest hunts of its kind found anywhere.  Held each January, the GUN DEER HUNT coincides with the rut in this area.  There is no better time to hunt south Alabama than January.  

     You will be guided on private lands.  These lands are typically managed by landowners and their clubs for their own hunting.  

     The county has a deer limit of either a buck and a doe per day or two does per day.  (3 buck per season limit).  There is no reason to leave Wilcox County without venison!     




    In recent years more and more landowners have begun some sort of quality deer management.  Because these are private lands and most are intensively managed by the landowners or club members, some properties have a size limit on bucks that can be taken.  Most strive to take only the older class bucks, the 3 1/2 year old or older bucks that are mostly 8 points or better.  By allowing the younger bucks to mature these properties contain a sizeable number of quality bucks and are generally the most productive for our guests in taking quality bucks.

       As an added bonus, many of the properties also have wild hogs providing another opportunity for action.  There is no bag limit on the number of wild hogs that can be taken daily and most landowners are happy for you to help reduce the numbers as much as possible.  
      Guided by a member, you will hunt from a tree stand, shooting house, or if you prefer, from your own climbing tree stand.  You will hunt on wheat/oat fields, hardwood bottoms, pine plantations, or clear-cuts.  


  • Guide service & lands

  • Cleaning & storage of your rack & venison

  • Old Southern Fish Fry - Friday night

  • Souvenir W.A. Deer Hunt Cap

The hunt does NOT include lodging.  Lodging is available two local motels, the Southern Inn Motel and American Inn, plus the Roland Cooper State Park.


Regular hunt:  $900 (Fri. afternoon through Sunday morning)

Bonus hunt (Early Hunt):  $1350 (Thurs. afternoon through Sunday morning) 


     The hunt includes a Friday afternoon hunt, a Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon hunt, and a Sunday morning hunt.    

     A limited number of spaces are available for the "EARLY HUNT," which includes Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.  The additional cost is $450.  


     An Alabama Hunting License is required!  The approximate out-of-state fee is $135 for the three day hunt.  You may purchase your license in advance by calling 1-888-848-6887.  


Please see the bookings page for more information on how to book your hunt or to request more information.


Turkey Hunt:  To be announced
Gun Deer Hunt:  2nd weekend of January each year.