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Traditions, Tales, and Tables: Celebrating the Black Belt’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage


Black Belt Bounty book

This award-winning literary work of art celebrates the rich traditions of hunting and fishing that are deeply embedded in the lives of those fortunate to call Alabama’s Black Belt home.

The “Black Belt Bounty” book’s captivating cover will draw you into the pages filled with striking images from some of today’s most gifted wildlife photographers and artists. Their visual offerings are perfectly counterbalanced by words from an impressive bevy of skilled, award-winning writers and recipes from some of Alabama’s nationally recognized celebrity chefs.

As an exquisitely produced coffee table book, it’s a treasure no devotee of the natural world, no serious sportsman, and no connoisseur of stunning visual art and stirring words will want to be without. It is a volume that will bring distinction to the shelves and tables of any bibliophile and lover of the Alabama heartland and who enjoys sporting adventures in these bountiful wonders of sedge grass fields and sprawling prairies, our woodlands and waterways.

About the Black Belt Bounty Book

  • Deluxe, alpha cowhide hardcover
  • 11” x 11”
  • 228 pages
  • Four-color photography and artwork
  • Third printing

Feature Stories & Photo Essays

  • First Hunters and Gatherers
  • Traditions and Rites of Passage
  • The Land and Water
  • Conservation Partners and Practices
  • Field Trial History
  • Champion Trainers and Dogs
  • Seasons of Whitetail and Wild Turkey Rituals
  • Fishing for Bass, Crappie and Catfish
  • Faces of the Black Belt
  • Sustainable Living
  • Wild Game Recipes from Celebrity Chefs
  • Signature Dishes from Hunting Lodges


  • Gloria Aitken
  • Terry Allen
  • Justin Averette
  • Mark Bailey

  • David Bancroft
  • Quincey Banks
  • Mike Bolton
  • Paul T. Brown
  • Jim Casada
  • Amanda Coker

  • Collier Craft

  • Dollarhide

  • Tim L. Gothard
  • Stacy Lyn Harris
  • Thomas A. Harris
  • Chris and Idie Hastings
  • Steve Hickoff
  • Logan Hinners
  • Claude Jenkins
  • Ron Jolly
  • Tes Randle Jolly
  • Sue Key
  • Jim Kientz

  • Jennifer Steward Kornegay
  • James “Big Daddy” Lawler
  • Chris Mathan
  • John N. McCall
  • Steven Meredith
  • Billy Morton

  • Scott Peacock
  • Karren Pell
  • Mike Perrin

  • John E. Phillips
  • Billy Pope

  • Corky Pugh
  • Midge Putnam
  • David Rainer
  • Kevin Rhoades
  • Jeff Samsel
  • Mark Sasser
  • Todd Sauers
  • Jacob “Jake” Schiller
  • Sedgefields Plantation

  • John Thames

  • Westervelt

Retail Locations

You can purchase the book from one of the retail locations that are listed below or you can buy it online and have it shipped right to you. Currently we can only process orders up to 10 books. If you need more than 10, please place two separate orders.

  • Alabama Goods Store

    2933 18th St. S., Homewood, AL

  • Alabama Goods Store

    2722 Carl T. Jones Drive SE, Huntsville, AL


    17 Dexter Ave., Birmingham, AL

  • Black Belt Treasures
    209 Claiborne St., Camden, AL
  • Bloom

    9531 Vaughan Road, Pike Road, AL

  • Buckelew’s Clothing for Men
    1617 Graham St., STE 101, Montgomery, AL
  • Bullock County Tourism

    106 E. Conecuh Ave., Union Springs, AL

  • Caliber
    2822 Central Ave., Homewood, AL
  • Capitol’s Rosemont Gardens
    2210 Rosemont Place, Montgomery, AL
  • Conecuh Sausage Gift Shop

    200 Industrial Park, Evergreen, AL

  • Emily B’s Gift Shop (Adam’s Drugs)

    1633 Perry Hill Road, Montgomery, AL

  • Fph Bakery
    108 Conecuh Ave., Union Springs, AL
  • Gallery 905
    905 Water St., Selma, AL
  • Gibson’s Home Center
    102 Baskin St., Union Springs, AL
  • Goat Hill Museum
    S. Union St., Montgomery, AL
  • Monroe County Museum

    31 N. Alabama Ave., Monroeville, AL

  • Orrville Farmer’s Market
    14560 AL-22, Orrville, AL
  • Page & Pallette

    32 S. Section St., Fairhope, AL

  • Seibels Cottage

    2927 18th St. S., Homewood, AL

  • Sturdivant Hall Gift Shop

    713 Mabry St., Selma, AL

  • Superior Pecans
    117 E Broad St., Eufaula, AL
  • The Locker Room
    1717 Carter Hill Road, Montgomery, AL
  • The Mustard Seed
    101 Washington St., Demopolis, AL
  • The Pineapple

    132 W. Commerce St., Greenville, AL