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My favorite color is green, any and all shades. The rich emerald of a magnolia leaf. The frosty teal of a juniper bush. The vibrant kelly of manicured grass. The […]

Alabama Things Worth Knowing: Windy Van Hooten Teaching Garden

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February 19, 2024

Now that the white-tailed deer season has ended, hunters will likely turn their attention once again to small game like rabbits, squirrels and the bobwhite quail, although quail hunting is […]

Uphill Battle Continues on Bobwhite Quail

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February 16, 2024

Alabama is home to an incredible range of state parks that have something to offer adventurers year-round. Our Alabama State Parks Passport series highlights all of the stunning outdoor spaces […]

Alabama State Parks Passport: The ultimate guide to DeSoto State Park

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February 16, 2024

If your hunting season has gone well and you have plenty of wild game to prepare, you may be looking for new ideas on how to put the best dishes […]

Outdoor Alabama’s “Wild Eats” Features Must-Try Wild Game Recipes

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January 29, 2024

Outdoors personality Robert Arrington needed only six words to sum up his recent hunting trip to the Alabama Black Belt. “The hunting opportunities are amazing here,” he said. Through his “Deer […]

Deer Meat for Dinner showcases Alabama Black Belt in viral video

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January 22, 2024

From the CEO: I am honored to introduce you, our readers, to a voice of inspiration in Alabama and a new column focused in our outdoor category. Dr. John Kvach’s […]

Grounded: Join the fun as the Sweet Trails Alabama journey begins

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January 3, 2024

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Center for the Arts in partnership with the Smoot Harris family, City of Wetumpka, and sponsors including the featured “Top Dog” sponsor Regions Bank, delivered a successful […]

Meet the 7 award-winning artists from the Wetumpka Wildlife Arts Festival

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December 13, 2023

How to Support Conservation if You Don’t Hunt or Fish  If you don’t hunt or fish but love watching wildlife and spending time outdoors, why would you ever consider purchasing […]

How to Support Conservation if You Don’t Hunt or Fish

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December 11, 2023

Alabama is home to an incredible range of state parks that have something to offer adventurers year-round. As leaves change and temperatures grow cooler, we are introducing our Alabama State […]

Alabama State Parks Passport: A holiday guide to Rickwood Caverns

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November 30, 2023

The South is no stranger to sport. From golf to football, fly-fishing, and hunting, men throughout the Southeast are known for their love of spending time outdoors. Though most are […]

Magnolia League: The South’s Game-Changing Skincare for Outdoorsmen

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November 29, 2023

A stroll through picturesque Mooresville might make you forget what century this is. The beautifully preserved, tree-shaded village was incorporated in 1818, a year before statehood. Its residents included future […]

A 200-mile trail through 27 towns to link North Alabama’s past with a bright future

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October 25, 2023

Alabama is home to an incredible range of state parks that have something to offer adventurers year-round. Early fall is one of the best times to experience the state’s parks […]

Alabama State Parks Passport: The ultimate guide to Gulf State Park

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October 23, 2023

Alyssa Hall, also known as Aly From Alabama, is sharing life in Alabama with her followers across the world. Aly has taken to social media to showcase her favorite Alabama […]

The Alabama-based influencer shining a spotlight on life in the Yellowhammer State

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October 17, 2023

 It won’t be long before then green summer forests give way to fall foliage featuring shades of yellow, gold, orange, scarlet and crimson. The Alabama State Parks System offers some […]

Fantastic fall foliage on its way to state parks across Alabama

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October 4, 2023

Named for the “blanket of dark soil” that covers a belt line across the state, Alabama’s Black Belt region boasts award-winning hunting and fishing. Hunters and anglers praise the rich […]

Calling All Birders: Explore the Alabama Black Belt this season

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September 27, 2023

When most people think of agriculture in Alabama, they think of cotton or corn…maybe pecans, beans, sweet potatoes, or tomatoes…the typical roadside stand crops. But lavender?!? It turns out lavender, […]

Sweet Grown Alabama: 3 ways to use lavender in your home from a local lavender farmer

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September 15, 2023

Alabama is home to an incredible range of state parks that have something to offer adventurers year-round. Early fall is one of the best times to experience the state’s parks […]

Alabama State Parks Passport: The ultimate guide to Oak Mountain State Park

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September 6, 2023

  Singing River Trail is set to host its first annual Singing River Trail 5k and 10k through 1818 Farms on September 2nd. “The Singing River Trail will be a […]

Singing River Trail’s first annual 5K to take place this weekend at 1818 Farms

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August 28, 2023

The evolution of technology has been responsible for solving a myriad of problems across industries. One of these recent developments comes out of Foley, Alabama through the company SoilKit. According […]

SoilKit: Foley’s tech-focused business changing the landscape of the gardening industry

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August 21, 2023

While the Gulf Coast produces some of the nation’s best oysters, the southern staple is becoming a rare delicacy due to its population decline over the last 70 years. This environmental restoration project will reinvigorate oyster reefs at Cedar Point Beach.

Alabama’s Oyster Revival: Restoring the bounty at Cedar Point Beach

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August 14, 2023

“We are fortunate to live in a state that is blessed with such natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. From the mountains of Northeast Alabama, through the River Region and Black Belt in the center of the state, to the beaches and bays of the Gulf Coast, Alabama has something outdoors for everyone.”

Beauty and Innovation: Sharing Alabama’s greatest asset with the world

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July 27, 2023