Rotary to welcome outdoor official

Published 12:59 am Saturday, September 28, 2013

Chuck Sykes, Director of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries for the state of Alabama, will speak at the Selma Rotary Club Monday.

Sykes will explain the new regulations for reporting deer and turkeys, as well as clarifying regulations around supplemental feed versus baiting.

Edward McCurdy Jr., who is the Rotarian who has brought Sykes to speak, thinks Sykes will provide a lot of good information at Monday’s meeting.

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“He will be talking specifically about the new regulations in regards to supplemental feeding and baiting,” McCurdy said. “He will be clarifying what the law is there and giving us some examples of what is legal under supplemental feeding and how to differentiate between supplemental feeding and baiting.”

Sykes is likely also to get questions about the new 72-hour reporting law, which was just amended from 24 hours. Basically, hunters must now report their harvest by phone, smartphone app, or online at

Sykes was named to his current job on Jan. 2. He received his B. S. degree in Wildlife Sciences from Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

The Rotary Club meeting will be at the St. James Hotel at noon.