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Outdoors

Special Opportunity Area program gains special place at Portland Landing

During the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s media tour of Portland Landing, the newest Special Opportunity Area (SOA), a flood of memories...

Surf fishing provides ‘Bama Beach Bum’ with new vocation

The pre-dawn light was sufficient for safe passage from the parking lot over a boardwalk to a beautiful stretch of beach on the Fort...

Alabama Black Belt Adventures celebrates long, successful relationship with Raycom Media

For almost a decade, the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) has worked to share the good news about outdoor tourism – the most profitable...

National Hunting and Fishing Day: Celebrating Alabama’s sportsmen and women

Saturday, September 22 is our nation’s 46th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day. As Co-Chair of the Alabama Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and as a member...

Opening-day dove hunt focuses on youth

Sweat trickled into my eyes as a mourning dove turned and came straight at me. Hidden in the sunflower stalks, I was undetected until...

Jug fishing producing plenty of Alabama River catfish

The ripples emanating from the sides of the 2-foot-long piece of pool noodle was just what Joe Dunn hoped to see. It meant there was...

Mentored hunt starts Welch’s outdoors journey

As far as Leslie Welch is concerned, she was hooked at “Boom.” That report from the deer rifle happened a couple of years ago...

Alabama Hunters: Authorities issue new precautions for deer in all states, Canada

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) catapulted into the world of deer hunters all over the South when an afflicted white-tailed deer was discovered in the...

Gulf State Park Lodge rebirth on schedule

Gary Ellis was adjusting to retirement when a call from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) promptly changed his plans. Instead of...

Fisheries aims for bigger fish with Florida bass stockings

One thing you will never find is a bass angler who is happy with catching medium-sized fish. It is always bigger is better. That...

Free range days coming to five ADCNR shooting ranges in August

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) invites recreational shooters to take aim at select public shooting ranges during Alabama’s Free Range...

Tagging program tracks redfish, trout

While the fanfare surrounding the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR) proceeded nearby, Reid Nelson deftly made a series of surgeon’s knots to sew...

From Cheaha to Meaher, state parks diversity abounds

From a shaded retreat on John’s Bay in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta to the boardwalk atop the highest mountain in the state, the Alabama State...

Gulf State Park Pier expands shark fishing

Anglers at Gulf State Park Pier who expressed frustration after reeling in pieces of desired fish species that had been attacked by sharks have...

Wilson still reigns atop Alabama’s Bass Anglers Information Team report

For the fourth year in a row, Wilson Lake reigns atop the rankings in the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s annual Bass...

Alabama alligator registration underway; monster gator causes dilemma

With the application process for the 2018 Alabama alligator seasons underway, Rodney Young is now faced with a dilemma. No, it’s not that he isn’t...

Bat blitz highlights role in Alabama’s ecosystem

Despite the stigma caused by countless Dracula movies, a dedicated group of naturalists continues to demonstrate its love for the animal with a face...

Black bears on the move in Alabama

When the photo popped up on my smartphone, I wasn’t sure what it was. Something was swimming in the south end of Mobile Bay,...

Gulf State Park Interpretive Center, Pedestrian Bridge open

A glimpse of the rebirth of Gulf State Park’s beachside facilities was revealed by Gov. Kay Ivey last week during an unveiling of the...

CAB discusses snapper, CWD and turkeys

Three species – red snapper, Eastern wild turkeys and white-tailed deer – dominated the discussion at the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) Meeting last...

Rehabilitated bald eagles released in Alabama

Far from what today’s crowd calls civilization, Conservation Commissioner Chris Blankenship gained a new appreciation for America’s symbol of greatness. Blankenship had the honor to...

Red snapper recreational seasons open June 1

The 2018 red snapper seasons for private recreational anglers and the charter fleet are finally set. Well, maybe. The recreational for-hire (federally permitted charter boats)...

Alabama working to become a top dive destination

Alabama already has the reputation as one of the best places in the nation to fish for saltwater species, especially red snapper. Now, Alabama is...

WATCH OUT: Disease-carrying ticks widespread across Alabama

As a turkey hunter, I am keenly aware of the threat posed by sneaking through the Alabama woods. And I’m not talking about the...