Season Begins October 1, 2017
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.
Youth Deer Hunt
November – 2017
Share your whitetail hunting experience with a well-deserving youth at historic Westervelt Lodge in Aliceville, Alabama. Known for its trophy bucks and rich river bottoms, Westervelt Lodge’s 12,000 acres are anchored by a top-notch lodge with a friendly and experienced staff. Youth hunters will get the opportunity to sight their rifles and target practice prior to their hunt. All meals and lodging are provided, but each youth must be accompanied by an adult
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.
Just wanted to take a minute and let you both know how much my dad, John, and I enjoyed our visit to Westervelt last weekend. It was our second trip and a delayed father's day gift...we could not have had a better time...Jay, Benny, and Jeff were excellent hosts and guides. They are always working to make sure you have a wonderful time at the lodge and during your hunt...my father especially enjoyed the ride down to the river and around the different parts of the property. I know that was a lot to ask but it meant the world to him. The cabin we stayed in was absolutely perfect....I think my dad will want to see if we can stay there again in the future...it was just right for our hunt and time together. We are planning to return every year, Lord willing, and I think I have at least a group of 4 or 5 that are very interested in booking a deer hunt, gunhunt, next season....and I bet I could get a small group together for archery as well....bottomline....I'll touch base with ya'll soon about future bookings. Thanks again...truly can't say enough good things...
Being the Least “Avid” Turkey hunter pays off sometimes. I had a Great Hunt with Tim, the Guide.. He was as excited as I was and tackled the bird before I could quit crying from holding my gun up for what seemed like 30 minutes and was actually only 5… Anyway, we appreciate all that you do for us!! Looking forward to more business in the future. Be sure that all the guys at the Lodge know how much I appreciate them. Food was Great!! Lodge is great!! I had a blast!! Thanks again!!
"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)