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Fort McClellan Game Management Office


Game Management Office number: 256-847-4438
Game Management Office Location:
Gate #3 Road, Building #8416,
Pelham Range​, Alabama
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Law Enforcement: 256-847-4433
COVID - 19 UPDATE

Due to COVID-19, all hunters who purchased a Turkey Hunting License during the 2019-2020 hunting season will receive a credit for a Turkey Hunting License for the 2020-2021 season. Please contact Ethan Rose, Wildlife Biologist at (256) 676-4302 or by email at ethan.l.rose2.nfg@mail.mil.

March 2021 Calendar

Spring Hunter Safety Course is March 18th, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

All hunter safety classes will be held in the Fire Station located directly across from the AFRC building 8315 on Pelham Range. Hunters should enter through Gate #3, stop at the Guard Station then proceed to the Fire Station located on the left .3 miles past the GMO. Parking is available in the AFRC parking lot across the street or the gravel parking lot adjacent to the fire station.

The Fort McClellan Army National Guard Training Center will be conducting annual Hunters Safety Classes at Pelham Range. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only first time Pelham Range hunters may attend the hunters safety classes. Seating is limited. All other hunters that have previously attended the hunters safety class but have not attended a hunters safety class since 2018, will be required to review the Hunters Safety Presentation see below. These hunters will sign a statement when obtaining their Pelham Range Hunting license that they have reviewed and understand the (200-3-1 FM-ARNGTC) Pelham Range Hunting and Fishing Regulations, FY21 Policy Update and the Hunters Safety Class Presentation. ​

Hunter Safety Course 2020
2020-2021 Hunters Handouts
2020-2021 Policy Letter

Hunting Regulations

2020 GMO License Sales Information 
Licenses must be purchased through pay.gov

Should the link above not work properly, follow the instructions below.

Instructions: Once logged onto https://pay.gov, navigate to the Fort McClellan Pay.gov page by entering "Fort McClellan" or "Pelham Range" in the Search Box located on the top left of the web page and select search. Select the Continue to Form link. This link will navigate the user to the license purchase page. Enter the required information in each blank. Select the form of payment and enter an email address to complete the transaction.
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Hunting License Fees are as follows:​

Deer   $90​
Turkey   $50​
Upland   $30​
Combination (deer and turkey only)   $120​
Senior License, 65 years or older, Combination includes all game and fishing   $10​​​

Everyone hunting or fishing on Pelham Range must pay a fee regardless of status.

Outdoor Alabama 2020, Watchable Wildlife-Third Place-Carolyn Cavender Alexander, Fawn at Monte Sano State Park

2020 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest
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Our nation's symbol since 1782, this Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was seen on FM-ARNGTC's Pelham Range on Friday, 5 February, 2021.  Although no longer listed as an Endangered Species, it is still afforded special protection under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. This species takes 4-5 years to mature and develop its white head and tail. Wingspan is up to 7.5 feet. Mainly observed around water eating fish and carrion, Bald Eagles are monogamous meaning they mate for life. Bald eagle nests are generally 4-5 feet wide and 2-4 feet deep, although the nesting pair will add nesting material to the nest every year. Some can reach 10 feet across and weigh a thousand pounds.  This is the 181st documented bird species on the training center, a testament to the high quality habitat available on the range to a wide diversity of avian species.