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 email@example.com 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.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Bag a Big Deer, Share and Win Big!
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
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.