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B.A.S.S., Alabama Power break ground on Smith Lake pavilion

Work has started on a new public-use weigh-in pavilion at Smith Lake, which is part of a partnership between B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power. Union Sportsmen’s Alliance volunteers recently broke...

WFF’s Rut Map gives hunters useful planning tool

Depending on where they pursue white-tailed deer, hunters in Alabama may be experiencing a wide range of deer breeding activity from pre-rut, and peak...

AmeriCorps volunteers make improvements at Lakepoint State Park

During this season of giving, one group of young adults donated their time, energy and work ethic to the Alabama State Parks System to...

Alabama increases checks for Chronic Wasting Disease after multiple instances found in Mississippi, Tennessee

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is upping the amount of deer to be checked for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), especially...

Adams stays on top of Eufaula’s Wintertime crappie

Of all the outdoor experiences my mother, now 86, enjoyed the most, it was watching a cork disappear as a slab crappie grabbed the...

McFarland Memorial Trail opens at Lake Lurleen State Park

Lake Lurleen State Park in Coker officially opened its newest trail on Thursday, named the J.W. “Bill” McFarland Sr. Memorial Trail to honor the late...

ADCNR officers help spread Christmas cheer at Academy Sports

Imagine elves filling baskets with goodies to load on Santa’s sleigh and you get a snapshot of what it looked like last week when...

Are we running out of resources?

Thanksgiving began as a celebration of nature’s bounty. Nature’s bounty includes natural resources. Despite reports to the contrary, Cato Institute research demonstrates that we...

ADCNR named Agency of Year at Sportsmen’s Caucus Summit

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recently received special recognition by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation with the presentation of the State Agency...

Hunting and fishing boost Black Belt economy

With other areas of Alabama enjoying an economic boon in manufacturing and industry, one well-known area of the state has discovered its treasure lies...

Study: Hunting, fishing had $3.2 billion impact on Alabama in 2018

Hunting and fishing in Alabama during 2018 had a $3.2 billion economic impact on the state, according to a new report. The Alabama Black Belt Adventures...

Alabama’s Fears fuels fire for dutch oven revival

Now that the weather has finally cooled, the outdoors takes on a whole new appeal for many in Alabama. Hunting and camping are likely...

Alabama county-by-county rankings of largest deer now available for free online

Alabama Whitetail Records on Wednesday announced that it has launched a website and phone app allowing hunters to view where each submitted deer ranks...

Renew Our Rivers removes 316,000 pounds of trash from Alabama lakes and rivers in program’s 20th year

Renew Our Rivers volunteers removed more than 316,000 pounds of trash and debris from Alabama lakes and rivers in 2019. More than 4,500 volunteers participated in...

Alabama scientist helping oysters grow stronger shells

A marine scientist at Alabama’s Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) has figured out how to help oysters grow heavier and stronger shells, a discovery he says...

Military active duty, veterans get extra waterfowl hunting days

Active duty military and military veterans will have two extra days to pursue waterfowl in Alabama this season under new federal guidelines. Those military...

Fish added to Alabama creek to boost tourism

Hundreds of fish have been added to an Alabama creek as part of an ongoing effort to boost tourism. Black Creek was restocked Tuesday with...

Alabama snapper anglers stay within 2019 quota

Unlike last year when almost perfect weather during snapper season led to a faster-than-expected harvest of the quota, the 2019 snapper season reverted to...

CWD seminars keep public updated on disease

With archery season underway and the opening day of the gun deer season on the horizon, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division...

Flounder fishing prohibited in November

Flounder fishing in state waters will be halted in November to protect migrating fish. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is reminding anglers...

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

For the third consecutive year, B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power are partnering to award two $5,000 scholarships this year for students currently attending, or planning to attend, a technical...

Fishing at Gulf State Park Pier on fire

Those who love to fish the Gulf State Park Pier should not hesitate to head down to Gulf Shores-Orange Beach right away. Judging from...

Alabama spearfishers cash in on lionfish money

The red lionfish population off the Alabama Gulf Coast is a little smaller now that the second of two spearfishing tournaments finished a two-week...

Wheelchair-bound Stone bags gator at Eufaula

Mandy Stone worked hard as a paramedic in Roanoke, Alabama, which often required a weekend away to decompress. Stone was on one of those...