Events & Programs

ACEOA supports a variety of conservation events and programs, including many through other organizations whose missions are similar.
 
 

DCNR Youth Dove Hunts
ACEOA assists with DCNR sponsored youth dove hunts by providing various items to make the event enjoyable such as door prizes for the kids.
 
http://www.outdooralabama.com/youth-dove-hunts

 

DCNR Youth Fishing Events
ACEOA assists with DCNR sponsored youth fishing events by providing additional funding.            
 
http://www.outdooralabama.com/community-kids-fishing-program

 

National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)
Archery is one sport that provides opportunities for youth to compete where size or individual athletic ability doesn’t give unfair advantage. ACEOA supports DCNR in hosting the NASP championship competitions.
 
http://www.outdooralabama.com/archery-schools-program

 

Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW)
Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) is a DCNR sponsored workshop designed specifically for women who want to learn new skills such as hunting, fishing, ATV operation, and many other outdoor activities. The instruction may start in the classroom but certainly doesn’t stay inside for long. ACEOA gladly provides scholarships for deserving women to attend these classes.
 
http://www.outdooralabama.com/becoming-outdoors-woman-bow

 

Kidz Outdoors
ACEOA donates annually to Central Alabama Chapter of Kidz Outdoors whose mission is “Forming bonds by linking family and friends to pass on our passion for the outdoors to a new generation. Raising funds for hospitals and research centers in hopes to find cures for cancer and other childhood diseases.”
 

 

Buckmasters American Deer Foundation Life Hunt
Life Hunts is a wish-granting service for children and young adults with critical illnesses and diseases. The program was officially founded in 1998 to grant hunting wishes and has served 148 children and young adults to date.
 
A very generous landowner, and numerous corporate sponsors, come together to host this annual event which has been described by many guides as “the highpoint of their hunting careers”. ACEOA gladly supports this worthy cause.
 
http://buckmasters.com/Resources/BADF

 

Iron Men Outdoor Ministries
ACEOA supports Iron Men Outdoor Ministries, which is a faith based organization that ministers to those in need through outdoor activities that might not otherwise be available . Part of their mission statement reads: “… we commit ourselves to compassionately reach out and bless those who are in need; particularly those who are handicapped, children in need, the impoverished, and the abandoned.”
 
https://ironmenoutdoorministries.org

 

South Alabama Chapter of Heroes On the Water (HOW)
ACEOA donates to the South Alabama Chapter of Heroes On the Water (HOW), a national non-profit with over 80 chapters. They serve military veterans in Mobile and Baldwin Counties and their families. Their mission is: “To help warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors.”
 
http://www.heroesonthewater.org

 

ACEOA Educational Scholarships
ACEOA grants up to five $1,000 educational scholarships each year which are awarded to members or their dependent at the discretion of the board. Associate member applicants are limited to wildlife or fishery science related fields of study. Applicants should submit a letter of need with description of degree goals, email and phone contact information, proof of enrollment from the school registrar’s office and a student photo by July 15 for consideration. Executive Director will notify applicants upon receipt . Applications must be sent to :
 
ACEOA Scholarship
PO Box 681784
Prattville, AL. 36068

 
 

ACEOA supports numerous other local events and programs and is always open to funding new ventures that meet our conservation mission goals. If you have a proposal that you wish for the ACEOA to consider, please contact us by submitting a request describing your event or program , your organization’s goals in hosting the event, the location, date, time, and the expected number and ages of participants. Please fully explain your needs as they will be reviewed by the ACEOA Board of Directors. If approved, the ACEOA requests that you provide a few photos and a brief description of your activities so that we might publish in our magazine or social media. Requests can be submitted:

  via email here

or

  at the address below:

    ACEOA
    PO Box 681748
    Prattville, AL 36068