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WFF’s Sykes urges hunters to not overreact to CWD

Alabama’s first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed last week in northwest Alabama, and Chuck Sykes, Director of the Alabama Wildlife and...

Chronic Wasting Disease detected in Lauderdale County

A sample recently collected from a hunter harvested, white-tailed deer in west-central Lauderdale County has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This...

Fort Morgan Pier expected to open this spring

For the first time in almost eight years, onshore anglers should again have access to the great fishing on the lower end of Mobile...

Hunters, anglers take extra care on cold-water excursions

With Alabama’s abundant waterways, hunters sometimes can only access their hunting land via some type of boat or vessel. That goes not only for...

As hunting seasons peak, keep hunter safety at forefront

Heading into the most active time of Alabama’s hunting seasons, Marisa Futral wants to make sure hunters don’t take one thing for granted –...

Eagle Awareness Weekends planned for January and February

Lake Guntersville State Park will host its popular Eagle Awareness Weekends starting in January 2022 and going through February 2022. The events will feature live...

North Alabama boasts stunning wedding destinations

With its extraordinary natural beauty, the North Alabama region is the perfect setting for a dreamy wedding. Imagine saying “I do” against the most...

2021 private angler red snapper season closes December 27

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (ADCNR) Marine Resources Division (MRD) will close the state’s 2021 private angler red snapper fishing season...

Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association promotes precious state assets

Alabama’s state seal is the only one among 50 that touts its waterways on a map of the state. A handful of other states...

Free program allows deer hunters to help fight hunger

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is urging hunters to donate to Hunters Helping the Hungry during the current deer season. A program coordinated by...

ADCNR officers aid youth at shop with a cop events

Last week’s Shop with a Cop events at three Academy Sports + Outdoors locations in Alabama got off to a somewhat tentative start, but...

Nominations open for Alabama State Parks sixth annual Eagle Awards

The Alabama State Parks Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will again recognize special contributors to the parks with its...

Alabama watersheds to benefit from recent environmental grants

Improvements in two Alabama watersheds to protect water quality and native species are among projects receiving support through recent grants awarded by the nonprofit National...

Dry fall should have negligible effect on deer herd

A dry fall may be a bane for waterfowl hunters in the South, but the impact on Alabama’s deer herd is negligible, according to...

Auburn students win $1 million Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championships

Auburn University students Logan Parks and Tucker Smith have a million extra reasons to be thankful this week. The Tigers, who are members of the Auburn Bass...

New artificial reef zone honors Blankenship’s contributions

At the recent Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards, Chris Blankenship didn’t know he would be one of those recognized for contributions to...

NWTF donates $122,000 for wildlife management

The Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently allocated $122,000 in Hunting Heritage Super Funds for wild turkey projects in Alabama....

University of Montevallo fishing team earns second School of the Year title

The University of Montevallo’s bass fishing team has earned its second School of the Year title after topping more than 200 collegiate fishing programs...

WFF Law Enforcement expands training outreach

In 2017, the Law Enforcement Section of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division began providing specialized training for its new recruits. The Section...

Magical waterfalls of North Alabama

Fall has arrived in Alabama, and while the weather is still enjoyable, there’s nothing better to do than get outside and experience the beautiful,...

Federal grant will support urban agriculture and community gardens in Birmingham

A federal grant will provide a big boost to a new program spearheaded by Jones Valley Teaching Farm that’s designed to help expand the local food...

Magical waterfalls of North Alabama

Fall has arrived in Alabama, and while the weather is still enjoyable, there’s nothing better to do than get outside and experience the beautiful,...

AWF cook-off draws crowd on Gulf Coast

The scene at the Blue Gill Restaurant in Baldwin County provided hope that Alabama is returning to some sort of normalcy after a long...

10th annual Black Belt Big Buck Photo Contest underway

Wednesday kicked off the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association's (ALBBAA) 10th annual Big Buck Photo Contest. The online contest, sponsored by Jonathan Goode and Southeastern...