1. CLUB MEMBERSHIP – Continued membership in the Southeastern Hunting
Club for the forthcoming season is by invitation only. Significant dates
involving SEHC membership are as follows:
April 1st – Deposit due to hold membership for upcoming
May 15th – All membership dues and fees must be paid for
May 31st – Previous year’s memberships expire. All personal
property of any kind including campers, tree stands, etc., must be removed from
WHO CAN HUNT UNDER A MEMBERSHIP
Permitted to Hunt - Members, their spouses, children and grandchildren who are still in
high school or a full time college student (22 years old and under) and guests.
Parents 70 years or older may hunt with a member free of charge.
Children Age 12 and Under – Must hunt with adult supervision and in sight.
Children 13 to 15 - Must have passed the Alabama Hunters Education Course, have a copy
of their certificate on file with SEHC, and have parent’s permission in order
to hunt alone.
Number and Cost - Members are allowed three (3) guests per year at a cost of $40 per
guest whether it is a full day or half day.
Payment of Guest Fees - The guest fee can be paid to any Board member or
mailed to the club president within seven (7) days after the hunting date or
the fee shall be raised to $50.00 upon the necessity of billing.
Guests Not Allowed - Not allowed to hunt the first 9 days of opening
deer gun season or in the month of January.
Guests for Turkey Season – No limit on # of guests for turkey season. Turkey
season guests do not apply against deer season guest. Turkey season guest fee
is $40 per day.
Each member will be issued two (2) tags to be used for the tag board to show
their location while hunting and both tags will have the same assigned number.
The guest tag should be used for the other immediate family members and guests.
- Each member is responsible for tagging himself, family member or guest on the
map located in the pin-in house before hunting, scouting, installing stands,
etc. and removing it at the end of each hunt.
DO NOT ENTER OR DEPART THE
PROPERTY WITHOUT TAGGING-IN AND OUT DURING DEER OR TURKEY HUNTING SEASON.
Tag-in Time – No tagging in before 4:30 a.m.
5. TURKEY SEASON
– Each member is responsible for tagging himself, family member or guest on the
map located in the pin-in house before turkey hunting.
- No jakes will be harvested, only gobblers. There shall be a $100.00 fine for
harvesting a jake.
Fall Turkey Season - There is NO fall turkey season at the club.
6. PERMITTED DEER HARVEST
Doe – Thirty
(30) doe will be taken on the club (by gun and bow combined). The gun doe shall only be taken during State
Legal Doe Days. No killing of does on
or within close proximity to food plots (200 yards) in the month of January.
– Each Membership can harvest a total of three (3) bucks with a minimum of 4 or more points on one side (gun and bow combined). Members will
be allowed to kill only one (1) 6-point buck as their first deer (only 1
per life of membership), and then they must go back to bucks with 4-points or
more on one side. When a member harvests a buck, he/she must take a doe before
harvesting another buck except during January.
- Are allowed to kill one (1) doe or one (1) buck with a minimum of 4 or more points
on one side.
Children Deer Harvest - Children harvesting doe shall be under adult
supervision to insure safety and non-elimination of button bucks. Children 12
and under can harvest one 3-point buck which will count toward the member’s
three (3) bucks and only 1 per life of membership.
Penalties (gun or bow) - Any fines or penalties incurred by any member shall
be paid BEFORE the member or any
member of his/her family hunts again following the incident that resulted in
the fine or penalty. This rule will be
strictly enforced and failure to pay fines or penalties will result in
immediate termination of membership.
-Button Bucks - $200 fine
-Deer Less Than 75# -$200.00 fine
-Deer Less Than 4 Points - $100 per point fine. A point must be at least 1”
Deer Harvest – When a buck, doe or turkey has been killed it must be taken to the
pin-in house. DO NOT leave the property
before you have weighed the deer or turkey and filled out the proper information
in the pin-in house. If the deer was
harvested on the Choctaw property, it must be marked as such on the harvest
record board – THIS IS MANDATORY. Members shall provide pictures of deer or
turkey taken on the club property and put them on the bulletin board in the
pin-in house. These pictures will verify
that the game meets harvest requirements.
7. CLUB GATES – Gate locks are re-keyed in June
of each year and members will be notified and issued new keys via US Mail. Gates
are to be kept locked at all times when entering and departing the club with
the exception of the pin-in board gate.
It can be left open if you are in the process of entering to pin-in or
out and will immediately return to exit and lock the gate. Southeastern’s lock should be left on the
bottom side of the gate. No one shall
drive around gates with vehicles or ATV’s.
- The following roads will be closed to ALL vehicle access during hunting
season, including ATV’s, except when necessary to retrieve game in the area of
the closed roads:
that goes by #7 & #7A
Mountain Ridge Road
that runs from Bobcat Road from access to #23 to 19 road
Please see the club wall map on which the closed roads are marked
9. LITTERING – There shall be no littering on
club property and the camping area should be kept clean. (It would be appreciated if you would pick up
any litter seen.)
STANDS – Only portable non-tree damaging
stands are permitted when tree stand hunting.
No permanent stands are allowed.
PETS – Pets are allowed at the camping
12. ALCOHOL OR DRUGS – Anyone hunting under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be removed
from the club and their membership terminated immediately with no refund of
WORKDAYS – Each member is required to work
two (2) mandatory days and two (2) volunteer days per year. Failure to complete
the required workdays will result in a fine of $100 for each workday missed in
order to obtain the new pin-out tags.
The Board members will set aside one workday in December for members to
re-fertilize the food plots.
work days for planting of food plots - September
20-21, 2014; in the event of rain, make-up days will be September 27-28,
of food plots will be December 13, 2014
days will be on a call-as-needed basis
member will be assigned a field for all required maintenance to be completed
prior to September work days.
14. TRAVELING THROUGH CLUB PROPERTY – No road riding is allowed any
time on Club Property. Travel is
restricted to and from selected stands. Do
not drive past parking markers to food plots unless you need to retrieve a
harvested deer. You must stay on the
perimeter of the food plot. No riding on
club property at night with the exception of the permitted and established hog
15. BAITING – Baiting deer or turkey by members
with any food and/or mineral type supplements is prohibited. The Board reserves the right to implement a
supplemental food and/or mineral program in accordance with state law.
16. BUILDINGS OR CAMPERS – Members must receive permission
from the Board before constructing any building or placing any camper or
material on club property. A clean-up
fee will be charged for any materials, trash, etc. left on SEHC property.
Members may camp at the river from February 1st to September 15th.
There will be no camping at the river from September 15th to
17. EXPULSION – All persons, (members, family,
guests, etc.) which hunt on club property shall abide by all Club Rules, State
and Federal laws and the SEHC Code of Ethics and conditions of the Cahaba
Forest Management, Inc. and Choctaw lease agreements. Payment of dues is the member’s agreement to
abide by all the aforementioned Rules, laws and conditions and be personally
responsible to ensure that any person hunting under the conditions of his/her
membership abide by the same. Disregard
of the aforementioned Rules, laws and/or conditions shall result in a fine
and/or expulsion at the sole discretion of a simple majority of the Board of
Directors. No paid dues will be refunded
with expulsion from SEHC.
18. VIOLATION OF GAME LAWS – Any violation of game laws by
any club member or other person will be immediately reported to the proper
FOOD PLOTS – Over the years, SEHC has strategically
located food plots for the safety of its members and in the best locations for
deer harvests; therefore, there will be NO privately planted food
plots. In the event any member has a
special food plot blend or seeds they would like to plant, they may choose a
desired field from the ones mandated by SEHC, furnish the blend, and it will be
planted during our September work days.
20. GAME CAMERAS - No game
cameras are allowed on food plots or in close proximity (200 yards) to any food
plot after planting (Fall Work Days) thru the end of deer season.
21. INDEMNIFICATION – By payment of membership dues,
each member agrees to indemnify and save harmless the club’s Board of
Directors, officers and its agents, representatives, successors and assigns
from against all claims, demands, loss, damages, expenses, including without
limitation attorney fees and costs, litigation, injuries, deaths and
liabilities resulting from or in any way arising out of the member’s use of the
property and rights provided by the lease.
As a part of this indemnification, the member agrees, upon request of
the Board of Directors, to assume, without expense to the Board and with
counsel approved by the Board, the defense of any such claim, demand, action or
cause of action.
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