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Delta bass fishing trip yields surprising state record for Dees

While most people were preparing to chow down on turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving, Keith Dees and his son, Huntley, were in a special...

Youth, veteran, military Waterfowl Hunting Day set

Hunting season isn't over, yet - particularly if you're a vet, in the military now or a kid. The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of...

David Rainer: Deer activity approaching peak

For most of the state, Alabama deer hunters are in the midst of the peak hunting period when deer start moving with increased rutting...

Record-setting year for Alabama saltwater anglers

Alabama’s saltwater anglers have been on a record-setting pace with 11 fish entering the record books from October 2021 to October 2022, and two...

Shoals, Black Belt Heritage Area bills signed into law

A pair of bills authored by U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) were signed into law today as a part of...

Eagle Awareness Weekends celebrate conservation success

About 50 years ago, only 480 nesting pairs of bald eagles were left in the United States, with the last nest in Alabama documented...

Lake Martin, Smith Lake among nation’s ‘Hot Lakes’

Pipes and roadways have frozen plus air travel is a mess. Thoughts of sugarplums have passed. Now visions of warmer weather, sunset watching, and the...

Taste gone wild: Good eatin’ with Outdoor Alabama

If your hunting season has gone well and you have plenty of wild game to prepare, you may be looking for new ideas on...

Ivey praises Fish, Wildlife-funded projects

The final phase of funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation-Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (NFWF-GEBF) has been approved for projects in Alabama to...

Wild Turkey Federation chapter donates $143K for state projects

The Alabama chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has donated more than $143,000 for programs in Alabama. The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF)...

Eagle Awareness Weekends soar into Lake Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE -- America’s national symbol, the bald eagle, will be celebrated in January and February when Lake Guntersville State Park hosts Eagle Awareness Weekends. The...

Alabama’s recreational red snapper quota may be cut

Under a final rule published by NOAA Fisheries on Dec. 1, Alabama’s private recreational anglers will see a 51% decrease in the 2023 red...

Alabama’s Black Belt offers prime hunting opportunities

By Taylor Philpot The state of Alabama offers an array of outdoor adventures and opportunities to make memories that will last a lifetime. At the top...

David Rainer: Outdoors brings couple together for state parks wedding

Alabama’s great outdoors offers so many benefits, from abundant recreational opportunities to stunning vistas, that it’s sometimes difficult to fathom. And some, like Randy...

Innovate Alabama leverages outdoor recreation to bolster economy

Innovate Alabama has formed a council to take full advantage of the Yellowhammer State's abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. The organization's Council on Outdoor Recreation will...

Dire State of the Birds report shows DU programs work

While waterfowl population growth is strong, more than half of U.S. bird species are in decline, according to this year's State of the Birds report. The...

Alabama’s Gulf Coast to benefit from $47 million in watershed, habitat restoration grants

More than $47 million is coming to Alabama for watershed and habitat restoration along the state’s Gulf Coast, Gov. Kay Ivey has announced. The National Fish and Wildlife...

McMillan Pier and Boat Ramp officially opened at Fort Morgan

The ribbon-cuttings to provide access to Alabama’s abundant natural resources continued last week as Governor Kay Ivey, Conservation Commissioner Chris Blankenship and other dignitaries...

Down To Earth: Alabama landowners conserve natural resources

Alabama landowners’ roots run deep when it comes to conservation. “My job is to do what’s best for the land ecologically and environmentally,” said timber...

All-electric Ford Lightning is the future of Alabama hunting

Deer season is upon us and with 1.3 million acres of public hunting land, Alabama’s diverse terrain provides an ideal destination for travelers and...

Alabama bird lovers: Take a hike at Ten Islands Historic Park on Lake Neely Henry

Fall in Alabama is a wonderful time to get out in nature and do some outstanding bird-watching. But if you love birds, any season...

Alabama deer hunters asked to Share the Hunt

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division is teaming with Buckmasters on an outreach program to...

Alabama receives $48M for restoration projects from BP settlement

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved five projects in Alabama which total more than $48 million, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday. The...

Sanders Capital Partners acquires Hoover Tactical Firearms

Hoover Tactical Firearms was recently purchased for $3.225 million by Sanders Capital Partners. According to Sanders Capital, the acquisition is the latest in its...