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Outdoors

WFF officer’s tracking skills key to finding lost child

A missing child may be the most frightening situation a community can imagine, and sometimes it takes a seasoned tracker to yield a successful...

Three-year-old wins Alabama Black Belt Adventures Best Fish Photo Contest

The top prize for the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Best Fish Photo Contest's beginners division was awarded to three-year-old Spur Knight of Valley Grande. For...

Pilot Town acquisition protects prime coastal habitat

Prime coastal habitat, sea turtles, marine mammals, birds and oysters in Alabama will benefit from the recent approval of almost $100 million in funding...

Overlooking Lake Guntersville, Dream Ranch is Alabama’s premier destination for getting away to hunt, fish and so much more

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range as if it were the final stroke of a Martin Johnson Heade painting lies a...

How to spend a day in the mountain town of Mentone, Alabama

If you thought you’d have to leave Alabama to get a cozy mountain town experience, think again. Nestled in the woodlands of Lookout Mountain,...

Record shattered in Great Alabama 650 paddle race

With almost perfect weather and water conditions, Paul Cox and Joe Mann shattered the record for the Great Alabama 650 (AL650) paddling race that...

Grants support habitat restoration in Alabama

Two recently awarded grants will help support habitat protection and restoration along two important Alabama rivers. The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program will provide conservation...

WFF adult mentored hunts can change lives

The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Adult Mentored Hunting (AMH) Program has two main goals – to provide those with little or...

Kids learn to surf fish at Gulf State Park

Picture-postcard weather greeted the youngsters and volunteer mentors last weekend for the Kids’ Free Surf Fishing Clinic at Gulf State Park. David Thornton, renowned surf...

Alabama’s sea lab needs your help

A fundraising effort is underway to support plans to renovate, modernize and expand a key portion of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Alabama’s primary marine...

Physically disabled hunt dates announced for Field Trial Area

The M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area (FWFTA) in Hale County, Alabama, will host a series of deer hunts for hunters with...

Davis’ bait turns out to be state record little tunny

Kyle Davis swung the big fish into his 21-foot boat during the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo this summer and let it flop on...

See North Alabama’s rare ‘glowworms’ light up the night at Dismals Canyon

At first glance, Alabama, New Zealand, and Australia have little in common. They’re separated by thousands of miles and centuries of culture. However, despite...

Residents on Alabama’s Lake Martin can enjoy more water for longer this year

Alabama Power is extending the summer pool on Lake Martin into the fall, giving residents more opportunities for boating and recreation on the lake. In a normal...

New grants to benefit longleaf pine restoration in Alabama

Seven projects supporting the important longleaf pine ecosystem in Alabama will benefit from new grants provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The grants will...

Youth hunt dates announced for Forever Wild Field Trial Area

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) State Lands Division announces the youth deer and duck hunt schedules for the M. Barnett...

WFF K-9 unit enhances search efforts with new technology

The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Law Enforcement Section K-9 Unit has integrated the latest technology in its quest to track down...

South Alabama leads $11.7 million greater amberjack study

Less than a year after work on the Great Red Snapper Count, which changed the way scientists estimate fish populations in the Gulf of...

Auburn Bass Fishing Team anglers win Team of the Year honors, place two tandems in top 6 at national championship

To say the Auburn University Bass Fishing Team had a big weekend at nationals would be an understatement. Just days after the talented tandem of Logan Parks...

Hog wild license package available Monday

Beginning on Monday, August 30, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division will offer a one-click solution for those who want to hunt...

Auburn Bass Fishing club’s recent success reels in skilled anglers from near, far

Qualifying 11 two-man teams to compete in the College B.A.S.S. National Championship is no small feat, but that’s exactly what the Auburn University Bass Fishing team accomplished this...

Alabama WFF adding dove-hunting opportunities

A place to enjoy a quality dove hunt is a valuable commodity in Alabama. Finding a place to hunt doves is becoming increasingly more...

Sandhill crane season returns for 2021-2022

Alabama’s sandhill crane season returns for 2021-2022 with 400 permit holders having the opportunity to hunt sandhill cranes in north Alabama. Registration for the...

Alabama’s trail systems good for economy and quality of life

Brian Rushing knows a good business plan when he sees it. As director of Economic Development Initiatives for the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED),...