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Big Buck Photo Contest Offering Biggest Prize Ever

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

Erica Gates / Courtesy of

Erica Gates / Courtesy of

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.
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Dove Season Opens Sept. 6 with Special Youth Hunts

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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Black Belt Village to Showcase Outdoor Assets at Rick and Bubba Expo


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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African Big-Game Safari Hunter to Hunt in Alabama’s Black Belt


Jan. 17, 2014

Contact: Eddie Lard | 205-746-3274 |

UNION SPRINGS, Ala. – Gordon Stark is a big name in big-game safari hunting in Africa. He has been hunting in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana since 1990, and he is the founder of Nhoro Safaris, headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa. The hunting outfitter and its professional hunters are a go-to team for those after big game in Africa.

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Workshop to Help Owners Unlock Land’s Revenue Potential


Oct. 17, 2013

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For landowners in Alabama who want to get more out of their property, two upcoming workshops in Alabama’s Black Belt region could be the key to unlocking their land’s revenue potential. The outdoor business workshops will provide valuable information on how to earn additional income from farm, agricultural, recreational and timber lands.

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Big Buck Photo Contest

View entries in the Big Buck Photo Contest on our Facebook page. The entry with the most likes will win, so vote for your favorite!

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<p>Counties included are Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Wilcox. Counties included are Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Wilcox.

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