History

Westervelt Wildlife Services is part of The Westervelt Company, founded by Herbert Westervelt in 1884. The Westervelt Company manages nearly 500,000 acres of timberland and natural resources.

In the early 1950’s, Westervelt started managing its land for quality wildlife and hunting, including our own Westervelt Preserve along the Tombigbee river in western Alabama. A few years later we were one of the first private timber companies in the Southeast to hire a full time wildlife biologist (Ray Redmond).

During the 1960’s, Westervelt was also among the first landowners to initiate the harvest of doe’s and protect young bucks to enhance the health and quality of our deer herd. Through sound wildlife management strategies, the Westervelt lands became some of the finest hunting lands in Alabama, and still are today. In the early 1970’s, we were one of the first companies in Alabama to institute a hunting lease program on over 400,000 acres of company-owned lands and we opened Alabama’s first public hunting lodge (Westervelt Lodge).

As our customers and hunting club members noticed how well we managed our properties for wildlife, many began asking us to help supervise their land as well.

Today we provide the best in private timberland hunting leases, deer management plan, habitat management for deer, wildlife property management guidance and we also manage hunting leases for other landowners across the Southeast

Staff

Testimonials

  • "Over the past fifteen years, I have had the privilege of working with Westervelt Wildlife Services on many different projects in the wildlife/land management arena. Westervelt's staff is the friendliest and most knowledgeable in the business. They have the reputation of being the best of the best in the wildlife business. Whatever your wildlife/property management goals are, Westervelt Wildlife Services will get you there. When you want the best, call Westervelt Wildlife Services."

    Jason Hart
    Jason Hart Rated "Westervelt Wildlife Services" 5 out of 5 Co-founder, Vice President, Business Development Marolina Outdoor, Inc. HUK Performance Fishing NOMAD
  • "For nearly a decade, the Quality Deer Management Association has worked closely with numerous wildlife consultants and consulting companies throughout the United States. During this time, Westervelt Wildlife Services has consistently met or exceeded the expectations of the QDMA members they have served. Their professionalism, follow-through and customer service are exemplary and have positioned them as an industry leader. Given this, I am pleased to recommend Westervelt Wildlife Services to anyone seeking wildlife and forestry consulting services."

    Brian Murphy
    Brian Murphy Rated "Westervelt Wildlife Services" 5 out of 5 Executive Director / Wildlife Biologist Quality Deer Management Association
  • "I am proud to endorse Westervelt Wildlife Services and recommend them to anyone who is serious about managing their property for wildlife. From large plantations to small recreational landowners, I've referred dozens of my subscribers to Westervelt because I trust them. Their staff is knowledgeable, professional, efficient and easy to work with. They are hunters and land stewards and I can tell you from the comments from my subscribers, Westervelt will exceed your expectations and is worth every penny you pay them."

    Andy Whitaker
    Andy Whitaker Rated "Westervelt Wildlife Services" 5 out of 5 Publisher, Wildlife Trends Magazine
  • "Some updates from our Box Creek Hunting club/Westervelt lease located in Pickens County, Alabama. This just goes to show that all of our past efforts participating in the Pioneer QDM cooperative over the years are really paying off.   We are having a good season this year and still have two more weekends left to go! Thanks for recently starting the controlled burning program back up on the Westervelt lands. That really does wonders for improving the habitat for all wildlife and we love hunting the burned areas with all of the fresh new growth."

    Nic Plenge
    Nic Plenge Rated "Westervelt Wildlife Services" 5 out of 5 Box Creek Hunting Club

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