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Blue Cross Blue Shield, National Fitness Campaign partner to create fitness court in Prattville

Last week, the City of Prattville held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its new “fitness court.” The court is a joint effort between the...

Lakepoint State Park opens off-road vehicle course

Lakepoint State Park, located on the banks of the 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to open its newest attraction for...

WFF breaks new ground with night shoot

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) continues to provide citizens with groundbreaking opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in new, innovative ways. The...

Compton’s redfish dish crowned at Alabama Seafood Cook-Off

The four finalists at the recent 7th annual Alabama Seafood Cook-Off at The Lodge at Gulf State Park gave the five esteemed judges a...

New leadership at Gulf and Meaher State Parks

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announced that Matt Young of Gulf Shores, Alabama, has been named Southwest District Superintendent for...

Auburn bass fishing team finishes second in nation after stellar season

Auburn University’s bass fishing team capped an historic season with its all-time best finish at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops...

10 nature experiences to have in Alabama this summer

Summer may turn a wildflower hike into a sauna, but there are plenty of creeks, caves, swimming holes and natural phenomena to make working...

Small, rare crayfish thought extinct is rediscovered in cave in Huntsville city limits

A small, rare crayfish thought to be extinct for 30 years has been rediscovered in a cave in the City of Huntsville in northern...

Olmstead’s rescue comes with only minutes to spare

The U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer said only minutes remained before he reached the point of no return. Kevin Olmstead of Fairhope, a veteran...

Voting open for Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association’s Best Fish Photo Contest

Back for 2022, the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association wants to see your fish photos again this year. The 2022 Best Fish Photo Contest allows...

Alabama arts organization announces new wildlife arts festival

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery, known to locals as “The Kelly,” recently announced its partnership with the Smoot Harris family and City of Wetumpka...

University of Montevallo fishing team named school of the year for the second consecutive year

The University of Montevallo fishing team was once again crowned the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Nearly 200 collegiate...

3 amazing scenic drives to take in Alabama

The open road: a temptress that calls to every soul eager to explore. In Alabama, few things top a spring drive through the countryside....

Memorial Day weekend kicks off red snapper season in Alabama’s coastal waters

Memorial Day weekend not only marks the unofficial beginning of summer but has anglers who love Alabama’s coastal waters excited for the start of...

Voters overwhelmingly approve State Parks Amendment

By a wide margin, Alabama voters approved the amendment on Tuesday’s ballot to provide as much as $80 million in funding for improvements and...

Exceptional Anglers’ host “Gone Fishin’ Not Just Wishin’’ event

Alabama students with special needs enjoyed the thrill of fishing at the annual Exceptional Anglers event, “Gone Fishin’ Not Just Wishin’,” at Oak Mountain State...

ADEM’s new sea turtle sculpture is part of a campaign to keep Alabama’s watersheds free of litter

As part of its campaign to educate the public about the need to keep Alabama’s biorich watersheds free of litter that could pose threats...

Black Belt’s hunting and fishing impact celebrated

A storied history, rich culture and fertile soil are not the only features of the Alabama Black Belt to be celebrated. The Black Belt...

Amendment 1 on May 24 ballot to benefit Alabama State Parks

From Monte Sano to the gulf, Alabama’s state park system is considered “a jewel.” And, according to its co-sponsor, if Amendment 1 on the May...

10-year-old Selma native wins Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association’s 2022 Big Gobbler Photo Contest

Last week, 10-year-old Owen Rouse was named the winner of the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association’s 2022 Big Gobbler Photo Contest. Owen traveled with his...

Follow a professional food forager into Alabama’s woods

Hiking deep into the Alabama woods, the foragers spot orange trumpet-shape mushrooms growing from the damp forest floor near several trees. After confirming the fungi...

Governor Ivey asks for a ‘yes’ on State Parks Amendment

Alabama boasts some of the most beautiful and highest-rated state parks in the nation. To maintain that beauty and integrity, a funding mechanism will...

Free Fishing Day is June 11

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Alabamians and out-of-state visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both...

Tuscaloosa wants in on bass tournament bonanza

Alabama is known for some of the best bass fishing in the world. Our state is blessed with an abundance of rivers, reservoirs and...