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5-Year Old Wins First Best Black Belt Fish Photo Contest

Youngster Reels in the Best Black Belt Fish Contest:

5-Year-Old Shows Off Big Bass to Win

Ella Jenkins - Crenshaw

Ella Jenkins is just 5 years old, but her fishing prowess has already paid off as she won the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association’s inaugural Best Black Belt Fish Photo Contest. Ella showed off a big bass she caught in Crenshaw County and Facebook fans voted her photo the best of all.

Thirty-five people submitted photos of fish they had caught in the 23-county Black Belt to be posted on the ALBBAA Facebook page and more than 1,200 “likes” were registered to determine the winner. Ella’s catch – and almost 8-pound largemouth bass – garnered 247 votes as the best.

“I love to fish at the cabin in Alabama with my Daddy and Papa,” the little angler who lives in Destin, Fla., said. “I always catch the biggest bass.”

Ella will be pursuing those trophy fish now with $100 worth of Strikezone Lure Co. tackle, provided by the Eufaula-based company.

“We are happy with the number of outdoors fans who took part in our contest in its first year,” said Pam Swanner, project director for the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association. “Thousands of people – like Ella and her family – are drawn to the Black Belt to enjoy our great fishing and hunting and other recreational activities. We’re dedicated to showcasing the region and want to share our natural resources with all outdoor enthusiasts.”

“Strikezone Lure Co. is a great partner for Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association and we are thankful to them for providing our prize for little Ella,” Swanner said.

 

Best Black Belt Fish Photo Contest Underway

 

Catch a Fish, Take a Photo, Win a Prize: Best Black Belt Fish Photo Contest Underway

 Bass, crappie, catfish or bream, the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association wants to see the best fish caught in the region – and give a prize to the angler who submits the best photo. Continue reading

Don’t Let the Deadline Pass You By: Big Gobbler Photo Contest Ends May 6!

Hunter Cobb with turkey taken in Crenshaw County

Hunter Cobb with turkey taken in Crenshaw County

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association Big Gobbler Photo Contest is nearing the halfway point as the entry deadline is May 6. Since the opening day of the spring turkey season in Alabama on March 15, hunters have been looking to bag that big bird and send a photo to ALBBAA for entry in the contest.

The winner of this year’s contest will receive prizes valued at more than $200, including Carry-Lite Decoys, a Knight and Hale turkey box call and a Coleman Outdoor Gear Hauler.

The contest is open to hunters age 12 and older whose photo shows a turkey taken in one of the 23 Black Belt counties in Alabama during the spring 2016 season. Entries must be emailed to photocontest@albbaa.org by May 6. The photo that receives the most “likes” on the ALBBAA Facebook page will be the winner. The winner will be announced the week of May 9. Check out some entries thus far at facebook.com/AlabamaBlackBeltAdventures.

Entries should include the name of the hunter and where the turkey was taken. Stories of exciting moments from the hunt are welcome, too!

The 23 Black Belt counties are Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox.

Big Gobbler Contest

12806256_1036618313061565_4805897032036787214_nThe Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association Big Gobbler Photo Contest on Facebook is open to hunters, age 12 and older, whose photo shows a turkey taken in one of the 23 counties in the Black Belt during the spring 2016 season. Last year’s winner is not eligible.

Entries MUST be emailed to photocontest@albbaa.org to be considered and NOT uploaded/shared directly to Facebook.

Photos will be posted by ALBBAA staff as soon as possible after they are received and the photo that receives the most “likes” will be the winner. Entries will be accepted from March 15 through May 6. The winner will be announced the week of May 9, 2016. Please include the name of the hunter along with when and where the turkey was taken. We would love for you to share a little about the exciting moments from the hunt that produced your big gobbler, too. A contact phone number is also appreciated.

The winner will receive Carry-Lite Decoys, a Knight and Hale box turkey call, a Coleman Outdoor Gear Hauler and assorted fishing lures with a total value of approximately $200.

Entry grants ALBBAA permission to use the photo for publicity purposes.

Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association Launches Big Buck Photo Contest

Bag a Big Deer, Share and Win Big!

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Chase Free of Luverne, Ala., earned the Grand Prize in 2015 for his 10-point buck harvested in Crenshaw County.

Deer season is once again upon us! Bow hunters have been in the woods and fields of north and most of central Alabama since Oct. 15 and the season opens for the remainder of the state on Oct. 25. That means big game and big fun. With the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association, it also means a chance to win big.

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is once again holding its annual Big Buck Photo Contest to help promote the great deer hunting opportunities in the region. Thanks to Great Southern Outdoors Wildlife Plantation in Union Springs, the grand prize winner will receive a pheasant hunt for two. Continue reading

World Record Alligator Unveiling

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Alabama Black Belt Adventures Celebrates Stokes World-Record American Alligator

Giant Gator’s Age Revealed as 24 to 28 Years Old

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 27, 2015

Contact: Mike Perrin | 205-969-1331 | mike@dcwins.com

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

Share Turkey Photo, Win Prizes

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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

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

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.
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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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