The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (MRD) reminds private vessel anglers Alabama state waters and federal waters will open for red snapper fishing Saturday, June 1. The season will consist of weekends friday through Sunday from June 1 to July 28 and July 4.

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Hunters in Alabama can now hunt white-tailed deer (when in season) and feral pigs with the aid of bait on privately owned or leased lands if they have purchased and are in possession of an annual bait privilege license issued by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (A…

One turkey hunter was extremely grateful the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Law Enforcement Section has a K9 unit, although there is little public awareness of this enforcement asset.

Jeremy Miller and Mark Dandridge weighed in a five-fish bag of 19.44 pounds Saturday to easily win the sixth annual Jim Landers Memorial Fishing Tournament at Wind Creek Marina.

The seventh annual Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association Big Buck Photo Contest drew more than 8,800 votes this year, with Brolen Hornsby of Notasulga emerging as the winner.

With positive tests for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Tennessee and additional positives in Mississippi, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division has ramped up testing in north Alabama.

Alabama hunters harvested 144 alligators during the 2018 seasons with the heaviest weighing 700 pounds. A total of 260 tags were issued in the four hunting zones.

There’s no season like deer season, and this year hunters in Alabama have the potential to bring home more than just their wild game. The annual Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association Big Buck Photo Contest is underway with a Wildgame WiFi Action Camera and SD card awaiting the winner.

Adventure apparently has no time constraints for cousins Will and John Denton, who decided to make the 650-mile journey along the Alabama Scenic River Trail recently after answering two questions.

Sweat trickled into my eyes as a mourning dove turned and came straight at me. Hidden in the sunflower stalks, I was undetected until it was too late. A shot at the approaching dove dropped it between rows.

As far as Leslie Welch is concerned, she was hooked at “Boom.” That report from the deer rifle happened a couple of years ago when she was among the lucky people who were selected to go on an Adult Mentored Hunt in Mobile County.

One thing you will never find is a bass angler who is happy with catching medium-sized fish. It is always bigger is better. That has been the strategy for the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division for decades.

While the fanfare surrounding the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR) proceeded nearby, Reid Nelson deftly made a series of surgeon’s knots to sew up an incision on the belly of a redfish that was a part of the live weigh-in category at the rodeo.

Those lucky enough to draw a tag for Alabama’s 2018 season will soon head out into the rivers, bays and bayous in search of an American alligator.

From a shaded retreat on John’s Bay in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta to the boardwalk atop the highest mountain in the state, the Alabama State Parks System offers an incredible diversity of nature’s wonders to explore.

Recently, the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Fisheries Section stocked approximately 300,000 Florida largemouth bass into Jordan Reservoir in Elmore County. The May 2018 stocking is part of a continuing effort to shift the genetics of Alabama’s native Northern la…

Despite the stigma caused by countless Dracula movies, a dedicated group of naturalists continues to demonstrate its love for the animal with a face only a mother could love. Those enthusiasts express their devotion to the bat, nature’s only flying mammal, all the way down to the bat jewelry.

Anglers at Gulf State Park Pier who expressed frustration after reeling in pieces of desired fish species that had been attacked by sharks have gained some relief.

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Outlook editor Mitch Sneed loved fishing. Whenever he had a rare day off from newspapering, he would hit Lake Martin in his pontoon boat or he would plan a trip to go noodling for catfish with John McKelvey.

Central Alabama Community College baseball coach Larry Thomas will be partnering with Top Notch baseball to host a summer camp in early August.

The Alabama Black Belt is a great place to spend time wetting a hook and hauling in a nice prize. Whether it’s a big bass or catfish or a feisty little bream, the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association wants to showcase the outdoor fishing fun with its annual Best Black Belt Fish Photo Co…

When Kate White was just 7 years old, she began her water ski slalom tournament career right here on Lake Martin. She won first place in the lake’s championship, and from there, she was hooked.

Despite very light wind conditions, four members of the Dixie Sailing Club took to the waters this weekend for the McFadden Cup Regatta, which featured two races.

Far from what today’s crowd calls civilization, Conservation Commissioner Chris Blankenship gained a new appreciation for America’s symbol of greatness.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced the receipt of $25,511,600 to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects. The announcement is part of $1.1 billion in annual national funding going to state wildlife agencies from revenues generat…

Those who wonder why anglers off Alabama catch more than 30 percent of the red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico despite having only 53 miles of coastline should have attended the Red Snapper Conference in Mobile last week.

A little rust was evident after a long hunting season. The first tap at the end of the line meant a fish was interested in the bait, but the reflexes hadn’t been tested for a while. By the time I set the hook, I had felt the second tap. I knew that, in all likelihood, the hookset was a futil…

Seventeen cadets from the Benjamin Russell Navy JROTC unit took part in a thrilling experience Friday, learning all about sailing with several captains from the Dixie Sailing Club.

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is calling all turkey hunters to give its annual Big Gobbler Photo Contest a spin this year with a twist. Instead of photos of turkeys taken in the Black Belt, this year the ALBBAA wants videos of hunters practicing the art of calling those big t…

What started as an idea to honor the greatest sacrifice a conservation enforcement officer can make blossomed into a capacity-crowd commemoration of 12 game wardens who have given their lives in the line of duty during the 110-year history of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natura…

With confirmation of the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in west-central Mississippi, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries have quickly responded to the news.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reminds hunters a regulation prohibiting the importation to Alabama of whole carcasses and certain body parts of any deer from a Chronic Wasting Disease-positive state now includes Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Wildlif…

If the plan works out, Alabama red snapper anglers will have access to the prized reef fish for more days than last year’s extended season.

With barbecue and wild-game delicacies on the menu, the Alabama Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus treated Alabama legislators and guests to lunch to celebrate the 10th year of the Caucus in Alabama.

Whether it’s been by going to the launches and weigh-ins at Wind Creek State Park, watching the live tournament results on Basstrakk or interacting with the pro anglers around town, there have been so many opportunities for locals and fishing fans to interact with the Bassmaster Elite Series…

Every hunter at the 2018 Buckmasters Life Hunt at Sedgefields Plantation went home with great memories. And with a snowstorm approaching, each hunter bagged a buck during the three-day event.