Alabama Black Belt Adventures Celebrates Stokes World-Record American Alligator
Giant Gator’s Age Revealed as 24 to 28 Years Old
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May 27, 2015
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association, created in 2009 to promote the 23 Black Belt counties in Alabama, today celebrated the unveiling of the world-record American alligator caught on the Alabama River and now on exhibit through May 24 at the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum in Montgomery.
“This is a great example of the many activities that draw outdoors enthusiasts from all across the U.S. as well as Alabama residents to this region each year,” said Pam Swanner, ALBBAA Project Director. “It’s a testament to the fact that Alabama’s Black Belt region is a premier outdoor destination.” Continue reading
Alabama Black Belt Adventures Big Gobbler Contest Begins
Facebook ‘Likes’ Will Determine Winner
March 11, 2015, MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Turkey hunting season starts March 14 and with it, the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association Big Gobbler Photo Contest. Like the extremely popular Big Buck Contest just completed, entrants need only share a photo of a turkey they harvested in one of the 23 Black Belt counties and the gobbler that gets the most “likes” on the ALBBAA Facebook page wins. Continue reading
Annual Contest Draws Record Number of Entries
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The annual Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association Big Buck Photo Contest wrapped up with thousands of votes for a record number of entries from the 2014-15 deer season. Continue reading
Deer Season in Full Swing in Alabama’s Black Belt and Big Buck Photo Contest Offering its Biggest Prize Ever
Grand Prize Winner to Receive Hog-Hunting Trip for Two
November 28, 2014, MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Thanksgiving is behind us. College football season is winding down. That could mean only thing: Deer hunting season is in full swing in Alabama.
And, of course, there’s no better place anywhere to take down a trophy buck than Alabama’s Black Belt. Just ask Erica Gates of Pickensville, whose first bow kill was a 180-pound, 12-point buck that will likely get her listed in the record book. Where did she nail her buck? Pickens County. In Alabama’s Black Belt.
Black Belt Features Many Great Dove Hunting Sites
Sept. 3, 2014, MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Did you know the mourning dove is the most hunted migratory game bird in North America, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?
And did you know dove season for both the mourning and the white-winged dove begins this Saturday, Sept. 6 – unofficially kicking off the fall 2014 hunting season in Alabama?
“Of course, the Black Belt region of Alabama offers some of the best dove hunting anywhere,” says Pam Swanner, project manager for the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association, which promotes hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation in the region. “Whether your hunting takes you to public lands, farmland or one of the 19 lodges that offer dove hunting, the Black Belt has it.”
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The City of Greenville and the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association are teaming up to present an educational and fun fishing event for children in Greenville’s summer youth camp. The Dunbar Day Camp Fishing Expedition will include outdoor educational and safety programs presented by the Butler County Extension Service plus hands-on fishing tips from fishing legend Ray Scott, founder of B.A.S.S. In addition to receiving fishing instructions, children will compete for prizes and take part in fun activities.
Walmart generously donated fishing gear and prizes for the Fishing Expedition. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries is also providing assistance.
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June 13, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –Looking for a fun time as well as information about the best hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities Alabama has to offer? Then make a point to stop by Black Belt Village at this weekend’s Rick and Bubba Outdoor Expo at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Games, door prizes, a trivia trail and a whole host of outdoor recreation-related information are among the offerings at Black Belt Village, presented by the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association.
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Jan. 27, 2014
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UNION SPRINGS, Ala. – The quail Gordon Stark drew aim on last week in Alabama’s Black Belt admittedly as fierce or ferocious as the big game he usually stalk in southern Africa. But hitting the fast-flying birds was a challenge nonetheless for this seasoned hunter.