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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),...

Alabama’s unparalleled artificial reef zones expanded

Already the largest in the nation if not the world, Alabama’s artificial reef zones recently got even larger with the addition of 110 square...

Bay watch: South Alabama marine scientists monitor Mobile Bay environment

Each month, Dr. John Lehrter and his South graduate students collect water samples throughout Mobile Bay. They test for temperature, pH, salinity and oxygen...

Governor Ivey helps Montevallo celebrate championship

A national championship in any endeavor is to be celebrated to the fullest. That’s what Alabama Governor Kay Ivey did recently when she unveiled...

Alabama’s Black Belt Birding Festival is back this weekend

Birders from across the region are converging this weekend in west Alabama for the return of the Black Belt Birding Festival – back after...

Youth dove hunts provide a gateway to the outdoors

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) provides several youth dove hunt opportunities throughout the...

Summer attendance booming at Alabama Power Preserves

The summer months are the perfect time of year to get out and appreciate the beauty of Alabama’s lakes and rivers. With 65 public-use...

Is the American alligator population in Tuscaloosa increasing?

In May, an alligator was struck by a train on Kauloosa Avenue in Tuscaloosa, and in June another gator was hit by a car on the same road. In...

Take a friend fishing and enter the Black Belt Best Fish Photo Contest

MONTGOMERY -- Set the hook and snap a pic to enter the Alabama Black Belt Adventure Association’s (ALBBAA) 2021 Best Fish Photo Contest. New this...

Why are there seasons and catch limits for Alabama fish?

The waters of Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico are teeming with fish of all shapes and sizes. The amazing colors in God’s palette...

In Alabama, conservation is for the birds

Whether it’s the Yellowhammer State or the Cotton State, whatever you call the state of Alabama, an abundance of birds call it home. “Yellowhammer”...

Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest opens August 2

The 2022 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest will begin accepting entries on Monday, August 2, 2021. This year’s contest is a joint project between the...

Fall BOW workshop scheduled for October 1-3

Registration for the fall 2021 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop opens on August 4 at 6 p.m. for first-time attendees and August 8 at...

Alabama oyster farmers, environmental interests and researchers meet in the middle with CORE collaboration

Navy Cove oyster farm in Fort Morgan is one of the pioneers of aquaculture along the Gulf of Mexico. Chuck Wilson founded the farm in...

Adult mentored hunting program sparks outdoor journeys

Learning to hunt can seem out of reach for those who didn’t grow up with hunting as part of their family experience. Fortunately, Alabama’s...

WFF Law Enforcement Section teaches Ladies Who Hike firearms basics

Two of the main barriers facing folks interested in outdoors recreation is a lack of access and not knowing others who already participate in...

Student archers from Alabama make strong showing at national championship

Patience, determination and focus are a few of the skills the sport of archery teaches students who participate in Alabama’s National Archery in the...

Federal, state programs guarantee boating access

Hank Weldon is a native Alabamian, born in the state 36 years ago. He’s also a traveling man; as director of student and junior...

Lakepoint Community Archery Park opens June 24

Alabama’s newest community archery park will hold its grand opening at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Lakepoint State Park, 104 Old...

Big show back at Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

The big show will be back for the 88th annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR), scheduled July 15-18 at the rodeo site on...

Alabama’s University of Montevallo wins 2021 national fishing championship

The University of Montevallo’s bass fishing team outfished more than 200 other collegiate fishing programs this season and reeled in the national championship for 2020-21. After taking...