Posted by: Jed Smart

Are you looking to have an awesome deer season? Join Alabama Extension this September and October for The Best Deer Season Ever webinar series. This online educational series provides helpful information for all deer hunters – beginner to veteran – to ensure that this season is the one you will talk about for years to come.

Tune in on Tuesdays

Cost: Free

When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. CT

Where: The webinars are presented through Zoom, an online video presentation format. They are also available through Facebook Live on the Pickens County – Alabama Extension Facebook page.


Registration is required to attend this webinar series. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration. Register for this webinar series online at

New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend.

Dates and Topics

  • September 1
    • Session 1 – Food Plot Preparation and Planting 
  • September 15
    • Session 2 – Stands, Houses, Safety, and Ethical Decisions 
  • September 29
    • Session 3 – Habitat and Deer Management 
  • October 13
    • Session 4 – Rules, Regulations, and Chronic Wasting Disease
  • October 27
    • Session 5 – Processing and Preparation 


Jed Smart – Alabama Extension Pickens County coordinator

Neal Hargle – Alabama Extension home grounds regional agent and professional deer processor

Douglas Fulghum – Alabama Extension forestry regional agent

Alice Moore – Alabama Extension food safety and quality agent

Bridgette Brannon – Alabama Extension food safety and quality agent

Jeff Makemson – wildlife biologist, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)

Chris Cook – deer program coordinator, ADCNR

Justin Grider – hunter education, ADCNR

Matthew Brock – wildlife biologist, ADCNR

Todd Draper – wildlife law enforcement officer, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division

Amber Baker – wildlife biologist, ADCNR

Drew Tincher – wildlife biologist, ADCNR

More Information

For more information about The Best Deer Season Ever webinar series, contact Smart at or (205) 367-8148.

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As the Bibb County Coordinator for Alabama Extension, Matthew D. Hartzell coordinates the implementation of all Extension programs in Bibb County in many program areas. These program areas include 4-H and Youth Development, Animal Sciences, Food Safety and Quality, Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, Family and Child Development, Family Resource Management and Workforce Development, Commercial Horticulture, Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests, Farm and Agribusiness Management, and Community and Economic Development. Hartzell has served in his current position for 12 years and held primary program assignments in Community and Economic Development, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, and Forestry Wildlife and Natural Resources.