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Hunting in Alabama: Top Spots for Hunting in the Yellowhammer State

By    |   Friday, 22 May 2015 05:00 PM

With nearly 23 million acres of timberland across Alabama, hunting is alive and well in the Yellowhammer State. Hunters can also pay an additional fee for access to WMAs, or Wildlife Management Areas. These areas are maintained by the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries and usually butt up or are near state parks, which offer great deals to hunters for lodging.

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The Hunting Heritage Foundation estimated that over 500,000 people hunt each year in Alabama, “Spending $1.2 billion in direct retail transactions, generating $104 million in state and local sales tax.” As a result, Alabama’s national retail sales related to hunting ranks it above 43 other states in America.

Here are the three top spots for hunting in Alabama:

1. Montgomery

One of the best places to hunt in Alabama is, not surprisingly, also its most luscious thanks to the fertility of the land. The area has been nicknamed the “Blackbelt” of Alabama due to this black, nutritious topsoil and as a result, white-tail deer and other animals are attracted to the healthy plants that grow here.

The Blackbelt runs through three adjacent counties – Montgomery, Lowndes, and Dallas – all of which were deemed a best place to hunt in 2013. Since then, the deer population has remained steady throughout the state, so hunters can expect to find plenty of opportunities for hunting in this area.

2. Mobile

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To the Southwest, another cluster of the counties Monroe, Escambia, and Baldwin are considered some of the top hunting counties in Alabama. Many hunters dream of owning their very own land for hunting, and as LandWatch.com states about Monroe County, it’s an “excellent area for deer, turkey and squirrel hunting.”

Many hunting lodges also exist in this area, including Hollingers Creek Hunting Club, Whitetail Deer Hunting, and Middle Fork Hunting Club.

3. Lawrence County

As part of the U.S. Forest Service, Bankhead National Forest is one tract open to public hunting, and this forest runs through Lawrence County. Within the county sits Town Creek, where the 1,100 acre Doublehead Resort sits along the Alabama Quail Trail. Interested hunters can also reserve a spot on a guided hunting excursion, too.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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