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specialcounselSpecial Counsel to the District Representative

►Stan Bates, Special Counsel, District 1

Limestone County 

StanBatesMy name is Stan Bates and I live in the town of Elkmont, in Limestone County.  I am employed by Steelcase Inc. as a tooling engineer. I started hunting squirrels and quail with my dad at a young age and eventually graduated to deer. My wife, Anita, and I have been married for 28 years. We have two sons, Jacob-23 and Will-21, and I have taught them to appreciate the “Great Outdoors” as much as I do. We never miss an opportunity to spend time together, either in the woods, or on the river fishing. I have been teaching Hunter’s Education for seven years and enjoy the opportunity to teach hunting safety, as well as a few hunting tips along the way.  I currently serve on the board of directors for the North Alabama – South Tennessee Conservation Foundation, Inc.




►Norman Morrison, Special Counsel, District 2

Calhoun County

NormSpecialCounselNorman Morrison is one of the best hunters you ever met. Unfortunately he has never been much of a finder. Even so, he has been teaching hunting and firearms safety with the program since 1984. Prior to that he served as the local chairman and organizer for a reinvigorated annual state BB gun match for the Alabama Jaycees. He is a past president of that organization.

Norm has forever been a champion of the traditional hands on education concept and has taught hundreds over the years working alongside some of the best people in the industry. He describes himself as the luckiest guy you ever met. Married to the same good woman since 1974 he has done a variety of work including his lifelong dream of working in a TV station for many years. He’s also been a self starting entrepreneur selling travel and an Internet marketer. And a journeyman electrician working alongside his father in the family business. Currently, he writes books under the pen name “Buck Hunter”, which was another life goal and has all the fun hunting the elusive whitetail. Teaching kids hunting and firearm safety remains one of his favorite things in life.