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Retiree finds joy noodling for catfish on Alabama waterways

Keith Gibson has spent a lifetime hunting and fishing. Fishing, for most of his life, was spent in the traditional sense with a pole...

Alabama Power helping endangered woodpeckers thrive

A federally endangered woodpecker is thriving in central Alabama thanks to a partnership between Alabama Power, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Alabama Department of Conservation...

Mid-July completion expected for Gulf State Park Pier renovations

Lamar Pendergrass believes in the old saying that good things come to those who wait. The timing of the renovations to Gulf State Park Pier...

Alabama red snapper season to end early

The State of Alabama announced this week that the 2020 red snapper season will close for private anglers on July 3, which is 16...

Interior Secretary Bernhardt promotes outdoors opportunities during Alabama tour

Opening America’s vast federal lands to outdoors recreational activity is the expressed goal of David Bernhardt, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, who...

Secretary of Interior visiting Alabama for wildlife refuge tour on Tuesday

United States Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt is coming to Alabama on Tuesday for a tour of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge...

Scoggins brothers complete Redeye Slam in one day

When the Scoggins brothers accept a challenge, there’s no turning back. The firefighter brothers, Kevin at Hueytown and Steven at Hoover, revert to their roots...

Snapper season opener shows pent-up demand

While the second weekend of the private recreational red snapper season in Alabama saw near perfect conditions, the opening weekend proved why state management...

Alligator comeback continues; Hunt registration opens June 2

Alabama will celebrate its 15th alligator hunting season in 2020 as a remarkable recovery story continues for the American alligator. Early in the 20th century,...

Eagle Scout project memorializes Orange Beach charter captain

When Garrett Ard started his Eagle Scout project four years ago, the goal was to honor the memory of his late grandfather, Capt. Gloyice...

Everything you need to know about Alabama’s 2020 red snapper season that begins Friday

Alabama's 2020 red snapper season begins Friday, and Yellowhammer News has compiled everything an Alabama angler needs to know. The season will take place each...

Alabama Power and B.A.S.S. award scholarships to two Alabama students

Two Alabama students were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power, the companies announced. “We are proud to partner with Alabama Power to support students...

New design of freshwater fishing license plate now available

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces that its freshwater fishing distinctive license plate has been redesigned and is now available through probate offices statewide. The...

Awesome Trail opens at Joe Wheeler State Park

Those who love to explore nature have another opportunity with the opening of the new trail at Joe Wheeler State Park in northwest Alabama....

Put asterisk by 2020 Alabama turkey season

The Alabama wild turkey season, which ended on May 3, will likely have to include an asterisk in the record books for a variety...

Oak Mountain staff, friends come to Hawes’ rescue

After quadruple bypass surgery several days ago, Lenny Hawes is fortunate to be alive. Quick action by the staff at Oak Mountain State Park made...

Virus robbed me of bidding farewell to great friend

While I and my family have been blessed during the COVID-19 pandemic with basically no ill effects, the virus robbed me of the chance...

Alabama Power biologists doing their part to protect, nurture rare bird

The red-cockaded woodpecker is making a slow but steady comeback at a site near Lake Mitchell. On a remote hill along the shore of Lake...

Charters, inshore guides feel impact of virus restrictions

It’s like a recurring nightmare. Thankfully, that bad dream has only occurred once every 10 years or so. Unfortunately, it’s not a dream. For the charter...

Flounder fingerlings released ahead of schedule

With the exception of those essential workers like healthcare, first responders and transportation, to whom we owe a great debt of gratitude, the COVID-19...

Alabama’s public parks, greenspaces adjusting to COVID-19 crisis

With most people confined to their homes during the COVID-19 crisis, escaping to a beautiful park or public greenspace has been one of the...

State park rangers on duty in times of calm and peril

Thankfully, with a few exceptions, Alabama State Parks remain open during the COVID-19 restrictions. And as diligent as always, our park rangers are on duty...

Alabama’s outdoors provides solutions for social distancing

While Governor Kay Ivey and Dr. Scott Harris, Chair of the Governor's COVID-19 Task Force, work hard alongside other state, national and private enterprise...

Bassmaster Classic makes itself at home with ninth visit to Birmingham

You couldn’t blame B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin if he lobbied to make Birmingham the permanent host of its flagship event – the Academy Sports...