Season Begins October 1, 2016
There is nothing like watching a covey of quail bursting into the air over steady bird dogs. At Westervelt Lodge we offer plantation style quail hunting with our experienced guides and dogs. Hunts can be half or full day packages and combined with business meetings or other hunts. We have hunting areas in towering pine stands or open field. Birds are cleaned and packed for all of guests.
Charity Tower Shoots
February – 2017
During February we host several tower shoots that benefit charities. Our tower shoots are modeled after the finest European driven-style pheasant shoots, with barrel melting action. Hunters are stationed in 10 blinds surrounding a hidden tower. Three hundred birds are flighted as singles or doubles and blinds are rotated every 15 shots. Well trained Labrador Retrievers collect every downed bird. Refreshments are provided during the shoot, and Westervelt Lodge’s famous fried chicken lunch is always served. Space is limited, please contact the lodge for more information.
Wild Turkey Hunting School, With Eddie Salter
March 31st-April 2nd, 2017
Includes hands on instruction from Eddie Salter, noted turkey hunting expert with an impressive list of accolades, including seven Southeastern Open Turkey Calling Championships, six Alabama State Championships and two World Open Championships. Named one of the top-10 sportsmen in the U.S. in 1986 and 1989 and with almost four decades of turkey-hunting experience, Salter is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on turkey hunting. This is a 3 day package with a bag limit of one longbeard per day. Package also includes private bedroom and bath, meals and three days of hunting.
Of the many choices for deer, dove, quail and turkey hunting in Alabama, Westervelt Lodge’s reputation for quality experiences has served as a benchmark since our first hunt in 1951. Guests pursue free range white-tailed deer and wild turkeys roaming our 12,000 contiguous acres in West Alabama – private property that rates as some of the finest in the country. Westervelt Lodge has been the benchmark to measure the best in free range hunting and exceptional customer service.
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage.
The mission of the National Wild Turkey Federation is no less urgent today than when it was founded in 1973. What we do in the coming decades will be instrumental in not only enhancing wild turkey populations but also in the continuation of hunting and quality wildlife habitat for countless species.
The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) is the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in Alabama. The AWF was established by sportsmen in 1935 to promote the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources and to ensure a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians.
"Westervelt Lodge is one of the true hidden treasures of the deep south. Sporting history and traditions still exist along the lazy current of the Tombigbee River in west Alabama. Every time I return to Westervelt Lodge, I am greeted by the warmth of the roaring fireplaces and the scents of old time southern cooking. No doubt this is one if the south's last great hunting properties."
"One of the things I like hunting at Westervelt Lodge is that I know the deer are there. It’s still up to my skill and a bit of luck to bag one." Rebel Bucks Galore Petersons Hunting, 1977
"Folks don’t hold their pinkies aloft when shooting at Westervelt, but they do approach the hunt with grace and treat the birds with dignity." Quail in the South Gunn Dog Magazine, 2011
"Westervel Lodge, as run by the present proprietors, exhibits the best example of multiple use on a tract of land by any corporate landowner in the United States to my knowledge. It has experienced the same thing that happened to game during the period from 1700 to 1800 in North America, except that it is on a far smaller scale and rather than being done by accident, in Westervelt’s case it was done with deliberate intent." Chapter 4 Payback 2010 Copyright Tom Kelly Inc.
Westervelt may be the only place in America where you can hunt 18 hours a day and still gain weight. Turkey Wars Sporting Classics (January/February 1989)