Sportsmen, Retailers, and Business Leaders Join Forces to Promote Hunting

Alabama Partnership To Highlight Hunting’s Economic Impact
 

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Local and regional leaders representing sporting organizations, chambers of commerce, small businesses and retailers held a press conference today to announce their participation in a new partnership called Hunting Works For Alabama. Hunting Works For Alabama will educate the public on how hunting impacts Alabama’s economy, monitor public policy decisions and weigh in on hunting-related issues that impact Alabama jobs. The new partnership will serve as a vehicle to facilitate important public policy dialogue and to tell the story of how Alabama’s hunting heritage positively affects conservation and jobs throughout the state. “Hunting and shooting sports are huge drivers of our state economy, but I feel they don’t get the credit they deserve,” said Tim Wood, General Manager of Central Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative and a co-chair of Hunting Works For Alabama. “Hunters spend millions of dollars annually, and much of that money goes to local business owners and entrepreneurs.

Falconry Allowed in Select State Parks for Squirrel and Rabbit Seasons

Press Release
September 15, 2015
Contact: Forrest Bailey, 334-242-3901 or Roger Clay, 251-626-5474
Falconry Allowed in Select State Parks for Squirrel and Rabbit Seasons
In an effort to expand recreational opportunities in Alabama’s state parks, the parks system will allow falconry in the following parks this fall: DeSoto, Joe Wheeler, Lake Guntersville, Lakepoint, Chewacla, Buck’s Pocket, Lake Lurleen, Monte Sano, Oak Mountain, Paul Grist, Wind Creek, Frank Jackson, Cheaha and Cathedral Caverns. Park entrance fees will apply. Falconry will be available in the parks listed above only during squirrel and rabbit seasons, which run from September 15, 2016, to March 5, 2017. Participating falconers are required to check in with the individual park’s management to learn about recommended hunting areas and other falconry program guidance. “Parks is happy to offer this new hunting opportunity as a pilot project for the 2016-17 seasons,” said Forrest Bailey, Natural Resource Section Chief for Alabama State Parks.

Alabama Hunters

Alabama Hunters Take Note

Mike Bolton, writing for Alabama Outdoor News, posted an article last month that tells of a new danger to Alabama hunters. If you hunt, read this article.

USA vs Mississippi State Sold Out

USA vs Mississippi State Sold Out

There are no more tickets available to this Saturday’s 3:00 game – South Alabama Jaguars takes on Mississippi State. A crowd in excess of 38,000 are expected to attend the game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. South Alabama starts the game with a (1-0) record after winning 23-13 against Kent State.