BUCKS & BEARDS
(hard to say...easy to remember)
Bucks & Beards
Membership Hunting Club
Millport, Lamar County, AL 35576
Information About Our Club:
Luxapallila Bucks & Beards is a pair of deer and turkey
hunting clubs managed by Dale and Carolyn Robinson. We are located in Lamar
and Pickens Counties in an area that Alabama Game & Fish Magazine rated
as one of the state’s top whitetail hunting locations for 2006. Our aim is
to provide our members with a quality outdoor experience that includes
taking trophy bucks and big gobblers. We promote a family atmosphere and
strongly encourage involving our youth in the hunting experience. They are
the future of our sport!! After looking the clubs over, you can decide which
one suits you best….or join both as some have done.
The Clubs’ acreage is comprised of
Robinson-family land with additional land leased from timber companies and
individuals. The timber coverage is a varying age mix of pine plantations
from fresh clear-cut to mature trees, hardwood bottoms and swamp. We have
food plots with shooting houses; but members may use their own climbers,
ground blinds, etc. We are still/stalk hunting only. Dog hunting is banned
in Lamar County.
Deer management principals are in
place. We have the genetics. We plant summer and winter crops and provide
mineral supplements to enhance nutrition. Our harvest rule is eight-point or
better; but the intent is to let the young deer walk and only harvest mature
bucks. We strongly encourage harvesting mature does to better the buck/doe
ratio. If members and guests don’t, we will have to!
Both clubs are near Millport, AL. Millport
is an hour west of Tuscaloosa, north of Highway 82 and near the Mississippi
line. Birmingham members take around two hours getting to camp. Each club
has a good road system and is easy to access from paved highways. Both clubs
have camp sites with water and power hookups for campers and RV’s. We have
cleaning sheds; but deer processors are nearby.
There are no required work days;
however, at member request, we do schedule a couple prior to the season.
North Club Facts:
4,200 acres in Lamar County, northwest of Millport
Club started in 2003 season
Maximum membership is 25 people
40+ food plots, most with two-man shooting houses
2006-2007 harvest of 24 does and 10 bucks by 15 members
Bucks taken scoring 134 and 147 5/8 B&C
Members mostly from Birmingham, St. Clair County area
South Club Facts:
2,200 acres in Lamar and Pickens County, southwest of Millport
Club started in 2004 season (with 2 members)
Maximum membership is 16 people
15+ food plots, most with two-man shooting houses
2006-2007 harvest of 41 does and 14 bucks by 15 members
No scored bucks yet; but they’re there…club less than five
miles from North Club
Members mostly from Birmingham, Shelby and St. Clair County
Annual dues are $1,500 for deer, $500 for turkey;
but we discount to $1,750 for someone wanting both memberships. There is no
discount for joining both clubs. There are no other costs of membership.
Electricity and water are currently free.
If your spouse is an avid hunter, she/he will require a
full membership. No discount for this situation either. Your children can
hunt under your membership until they are “out of your nest”.
gun and bow safety practices must be followed
Vehicle/ATV speed limit on club roads – 20 mph
No irresponsible driving that endangers members or damages roads
If road conditions warrant, only ATV’s can be used
Consumption of alcohol is limited to the camp area. Returning to the
hunting area for any reason after drinking is prohibited until the following
day. Unsafe or offensive behavior will not be tolerated.
No use of illegal drugs
If taking Rx drugs that impair faculties, don’t hunt!
the season, hunter orange will be worn at all times by anyone moving around
club land outside the camping area.
will check in and out of stands and areas. This means placing/removing your
tag on/from the board and logging in/out of the Sign-In/Out Book.
will hunt as follows:
15 years and under must hunt in the company of a supervising adult
16 – 18 years may hunt alone with a supervising adult on club land
Over 18 years may hunt without adult supervision with parent’s written
Requests for variances from this policy will be considered by Club
Hunter Ethics –
will follow ethical hunting practices
will abide by all State and Federal game laws. Failure to do so may result
in loss of membership and forfeiture of dues. Illegal baiting is a cardinal
sin! No Second Chances!
Deer Management –
harvested must have a total of at least 8 points; but the Club objective is
to take mature bucks only…3 ½ years or better.
and all deer harvested must be brought back to camp for weighing, ageing,
member is allowed one reasonable “mistake” per season. The next will
cost you $150 and the third will take your membership with loss of
membership dues. Guest goofs count against the hosting member.
attempting to avoid penalties by leaving the deer, taking it away from the
club, etc. will immediately forfeit their membership.
will be expected to harvest does in line with club needs
Hunting Stands –
for club stands cannot begin before 4:30 AM. Tags must be removed when the
stand is vacated. If necessary, Club stands will be assigned by drawing for
them each morning and afternoon
may use their own climbing stands, tripods, ladder stands, ground blinds,
etc. as long as their placement does not interfere with existing Club
stands must be at least 20 yards from land lines of adjoining property.
Managers reserve the right to place Club stands at their discretion.
may bring guests except during the first week of bow season and the first
two and last two weeks of gun season.
number of guests will be limited so that there are no more than 35 hunters
on the North Club and 22 on the South Club at any given time.
may take only does. Guests taking bucks will pay a $300 trophy fee.
guests limited to five (5) days per season
fee is $25/day
will not preempt members in stand selection
are bound by the same rules as members
– take your camping trash home with you. Cans and bottles do not
burn…bag them and take them.
all wrappers, bottles, cigarette butts, shell casings, etc. from shooting
houses as you leave them. Do not litter our roads and woods.
sure all windows are down and doors latched when leaving shooting houses.
club gates locked after entering/exiting. The camp gate is an exception.
off all non-essential electrical items when you leave camp. If power usage
continues to rise, we may have to consider a billing process.
Club Dues –
A deposit, currently $250,
to reserve your membership for the following season is due by April 1, each
year. It is refundable until May 31.
The balance is due by July
31. If not paid or arrangements made, you will not be allowed to rejoin the
club for the upcoming season.
Guest fees and fines are due
when imposed and delinquent after two weeks. Delinquent members lose their
hunting privileges until fees and fines are paid.
Bucks & Beards
Membership Hunting Club
Millport, Lamar County, AL 35576