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.
The year’s winner will receive a prize package valued at more than $200. It includes a one-of-a-kind turkey call crafted by Willow Sage Woodworks of Uniontown, Ala., plus a Carry-Lite Decoy. While the handmade Willow Sage turkey call is an excellent hunting tool, the winner might more likely keep the call to display as a family heirloom made with care from repurposed or locally grown wood.
Entrants should include their name and the Black Belt county in which the turkey was taken. Entries must be from the 2015 spring turkey season, which runs through April 30. Photos will be posted on the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Facebook page.
Entries will be accepted from these counties only: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox.
To enter, email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or text the photo to 334-300-6616. Deadline for entry is May 4 and the winner will be announced on May 11.
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.
Chase Free of Luverne, Ala., earned the Grand Prize with the most “likes” on the ALBBAA Facebook page for his 10-point buck harvested in Crenshaw County. Free also took first place in the 18-years-old and older category in the contest. The Grand Prize is a hog hunting trip for two at Great Southern Outdoors Wildlife Plantation in Union Springs, Ala., courtesy of National Land Realty, and a $100 gift card to Bass Pro Shops.
Daniel Bank of Maitland, Fla., won the 14-17-year-old category with an 11-point buck taken in Russell County.
Jackson Conway of Evergreen, Ala., won the 13-and-under category with an 8-point buck from Conecuh County.
Bank and Conway earned $100 Bass Pro Shop gift cards for their efforts.
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.
Whether they downed their trophy bucks with a bow or gun, hunters in the Black Belt have an opportunity to earn the admiration of fellow deer hunters and earn a great award. The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is offering the biggest prize ever – worth $600 – in its annual Big Buck Photo Contest.
The grand prize is a Hog Wild Blowout – a hog-hunting trip for two at Great Southern Outdoors Wildlife Plantation, courtesy of Black Belt Land Realty, in the heart of the Black Belt, valued at $500, plus a $100 gift card to Bass Pro Shops.
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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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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