Alabama hunters wanting to whack an exotic animal will have to do it out of state, which is sending at least one high-fence operator elsewhere.
Regulations about exotic species are pretty tight in Alabama, as in some other states. Wildlife officials believe the prohibition on importing exotic species, or whitetail deer, is beneficial to help reduce the threat of diseases that could impact native species.
At least one high-fence operator said he’s taking his business to another state to avoid Alabama’s laws and regulations so his clients can kill animals imported or native.
“I gave up,” said Dustin Mizell, who runs Mizell’s Monsters. “Alabama does not want to do exotics, so I’ll take my business elsewhere.”
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