By Faye Gaston
The last day of deer-hunting season was February 10, 2020. On this day, Mona Padgett, Administrator of Conecuh Springs Christian School (CSCS), said the single most important fundraiser for Conecuh Springs Christian School every year is the deer-hunt.
This year's deer-hunt was held on January 23, 24 and 25, 2020.
It raised over $25,000. Sixty-five deer and one hog were killed.
Thirty-one hunters, five children and two guests participated.
Each hunter pays $1,100 to hunt on designated property where landowners close down all hunting for that week-end to give these CSCS hunters the sole access to hunting on their land.
A volunteer guide goes with each group of two to four hunters.
Most of the hunters came from Louisiana, and some from Florida and South Alabama.
So the funds were raised from other states and out of our area in Alabama. Most of the hunters are "repeat hunters" or came with the hunters.
Ten are on the waiting list and 24 have already registered for next year's hunt.
CSCS does not advertise the hunt anymore because the hunters spread the word. Local volunteers serve lunches, suppers and continental breakfasts.
To volunteer, phone the School Administrator, Mona Padgett at 334-738-4800.