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Alvah Borah State Habitat Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 87
  • Habitat: primarily bottomland woods with a creek running from north to south through the property. Site is only accessible from Wayne County Road 050N and has very limited parking.
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Site Specific Info

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Site requires use of windshield card displayed on vehicle dashboard to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations
    • Only one tree stand or ground blind per hunter. Tree stands and ground blinds must be removed at the end of each day.
  • Firearm
    • Must possess a Wayne county permit
    • Only one tree stand or ground blind per hunter. Tree stands may be left unattended. Stands must be legibly labeled with hunter’s name, address and telephone number.
    • No hunter shall place a tree stand or ground blind prior to two weeks before the opening of the season and all hunters must remove their deer stands no later than two weeks after the final day of legal deer hunting.
  • Muzzleloader
    • Must possess a Wayne county permit
    • Only one tree stand or ground blind per hunter. Tree stands may be left unattended. Stands must be legibly labeled with hunter’s name, address and telephone number.
    • No hunter shall place a tree stand or ground blind prior to two weeks before the opening of the season and all hunters must remove their deer stands no later than two weeks after the final day of legal deer hunting.

Turkey

  • Spring
    • Statewide regulations.
  • Fall Archery
    • Statewide regulations.
  • Fall Firearm
    • No fall firearm turkey hunting permitted.

Waterfowl

  • Snipe & Rail
    • Statewide regulations.
  • No other waterfowl hunting offered.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Statewide regulations, except shotgun only.
  • Rabbits
    • Statewide regulations.

Upland Birds

  • Quail
    • Statewide regulations.
  • Crow
    • Season is from Oct 28 – Feb 28.
    • Hours are ½ hour before sunrise to sunset.
  • Woodcock
    • Statewide regulations.

Furbearers

  • Trapping
    • Statewide regulations
  • Hunting
    • Statewide regulations
    • Rimfire rifles .22 caliber and smaller may be used from sunset to sunrise.
    • Furbearer hunting closed during Firearm Deer Season
      • Hunters with a valid, unfilled firearm deer permit for the hunt area may take coyotes during legal hours of the firearm deer season. Otherwise, the use of shotgun slugs to take furbearing mammals is prohibited on state sites.
    • Coyote and striped skunk season coincides with the statewide fox season.
    • Windshield Card required

Amenities

  • None