The President's
Outdoor Scholars

University of Montevallo

Outdoor Scholars Podcasts

Listen to our new podcasts that are coming out weekly to bi-weekly. These podcasts are student recorded and edited. They include interviews with our students that are discussing their trips they have just taken and more. Tune in for a good laugh, you'll never know what you're going to hear next!


The podcasts are available on Spotify and Apple Music.


Click on the link to get to the podcasts:


Outdoor Scholar of Year Standings

Outdoor Scholars Top 10 2019-2020

  1. JT Russell

  2. Hunter Ward

    2019-2020 Outdoor Scholar of the year J.T. Russell

  3. Weston Hollar

  4. Grayson Morris

  5. Porter James

  6. Justin Barnes

  7. Miller Spivey

  8. Elliot Torode

  9. Drew Traffanstedt

  10. Tyler Harless













Enjoying the great outdoors

If you enjoy outdoor pursuits, the President’s Outdoor Scholars is for you. Simplify your life, unplug and enjoy the great outdoors with like-minded students who love experiencing Mother Nature as much as you.

Program includes:

  • Conservation and game management
  • Monthly on-campus meetings, lectures and activities related to hunting and fishing techniques and strategies
  • Exploration of careers in outdoor sports and related fields
  • Coursework on outdoors and the environment
  • Preparation of fish and wild game for the table
  • Academic lectures related to sporting and outdoor life

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Exciting Trips

One of the highlights of the program is our trips. We take one to two trips per semester, plus participants are guaranteed 1 trip per year at no cost to the student.

Recipients may choose from any of the following sample trips:

  • Bass fishing on legendary Lake Fork in Texas (includes professional guide)
  • Quail hunting at an exclusive private club
  • Bass fishing at private lakes and ponds
  • Deep-sea and big-game fishing off the Gulf Coast or in the Florida Keys
  • Duck hunting in the Mississippi Delta, Arkansas or Louisiana
  • Guided big-game hunts
  • Trout fishing in Venice, La.

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Our guest speaker series and hands-on activities is what makes the President's Outdoor Scholars Program so unique.

2019-2020 Schedule:

  • 8/16-18 Buckmaster Expo & Buckmaster Scholar Event (Montgomery,AL)
  • 8/29 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Human Resources (Lodge)
  • 9/5 7:00 P.M. Meeting with Kyle Barefield from "All Things Hunting" (Lodge)
  • 9/10 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Kevin Orthman from "Professional Outdoor Media Association" (Lodge)
  • 9/12 6:00 P.M. QDMA Shrimp Boil (Student Retreat Center)
  • 9/19 2:30 P.M. Alabama Wildlife Federation Wild Game Cook-off Birmingham Zoo (Birmingham, AL)
  • 10/1 3:30 P.M. Meeting with JT Kenny from "Major League Fishing" (Lodge)
  • 10/3-10/7  Wyoming Antelope Hunt 
  • 10/5   Pheasant Shoot Fundraiser at Great Southern Outdoors Plantation (Union Springs, AL)
  • 10/8 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Congressman Palmer (Lodge)
  • 10/12  Bow Fishing Trip with Nightshift Charters (Gulf Shores, AL)
  • 10/15 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Matt Kelly from Equip Ministries (Lodge)
  • 10/18-10/20  Louisiana Redfishing Trip with Native Adventure
  • 10/30-11/2  Eddie Salter Bowhunting Challenge (Evergreen, AL)
  • 11/5 3:30 P.M. Meeting with Nick Hoffman from "Nick's Wild Ride" (Lodge)
  • 11/13    Illinois Bowhunt
  • 12/27-30 Louisiana Deer Hunt with Kyle Barefield
  • 1/6-7 Soggy Bottom Lodge Quail Hunt
  • 1/13-14 Louisiana Duck Hunt with Native Adventure
  • 1/16 Back to School Cookout at the Lodge
  • 1/22-23 Arkansas Specklebelly Goose Hunt
  • 1/28 3:30 Outdoor Scholars Meeting (Lodge)
  • 2/11 3:30 Meeting with Wayne Edgeworth "Alabama state record 8 point" (Lodge)
  • 2/13-15 NWTF Convention (Nashville, TN)
  • 2/18 3:30 Meeting with Joe Mathis "Timber Talk" (Lodge)
  • 2/19 3:30 Squirrel Hunting Championship (Calera, AL)
  • 3/10 5:30 Outdoor Scholars Cookout (Lodge)
  • 3/17 TBA  Alabama Power Habitat Project
  • 3/25-28 Turkey Hunt Fundraiser (Union Springs, AL)
  • 4/7 TBA  Alabama Power Habitat Project
  • 4/16-18 QDMA Turkey Hunt at Great Southern Outdoors (Union Springs, AL)
  • TBA Kansas Turkey Hunt with Eddie Salter
  • 5/1 Outdoor Scholars Banquet
  • 5/6-8 Gone Fishing Just Not Wishing at Oak Mountain State Park (Oak Mountain, AL)

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