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

2022-23 Outdoor Scholars Top 10

Previous Winners: Ethan Honaker 2022, Drew Traffanstedt 2021, J.T. Russell 2020, Porter James 2019/2018, Grant Deavers 2017/2016













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.

2020-2021 Schedule:

  • 8/25 3:30 P.M. Outdoor Scholars Welcome Back to School Meeting (Lodge)
  • 9/3-9/4  Bow Fishing Trip with Nightshift Charters (Gulf Shores, AL)
  • 9/5-9/7  Redfishing Trip with Native Adventure (Louisiana)
  • 9/8 3:30 P.M.  Outdoor Scholars Meeting (Lodge)
  • 9/9  Hog Hunt with Hog Rush (Montgomery, AL)
  • 9/10-9/11 Hog Hunt with Steve Long (Union Springs, AL)
  • 9/15-9/16 Teal/Dove Hunt (Mississippi)
  • 9/22 3:30 P.M. Outdoor Scholars Meeting (Lodge)
  • 10/6 3:30 P.M. Outdoor Scholars Meeting (Lodge)
  • 10/20 3:30 P.M. Outdoor Scholars Meeting (Lodge)
  • 10/29-10/31  Eddie Salter Bowhunting Challenge (Evergreen, AL)
  • 11/3 3:30 P.M. Outdoor Scholars Meeting (Lodge)
  • 11/12-11/15 Illinois Bowhunt

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