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Eating Venison

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AUBURN, Ala.—Now that deer hunting season is underway,  it is time to consider the benefits of eating venison. In Alabama, there is a wide variety of hunting one can do. Animals, such as deer, turkey, duck and wild hog hunting are plentiful in the state. Most of the time, what you harvest is served on your next dinner plate. This is particularly true in the case ... Read More »

Staying Safe While Hunting

Auburn, Ala.— Hunting safety is always a top priority regardless of game, ammo or method.  In Alabama, bow season is open now and gun season opens in mid-November for deer. Marisa Lee Futral, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources hunter education coordinator, says follow key guidelines for a safe hunting experience. Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety Treat every firearm with ... Read More »

Alabama’s Unique Quail Trail

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Auburn, Alabama — The Alabama Quail Trail is a quail hunting experience you will not find anywhere else. Each quail trail lodge has a custom experience built by its owners and operators. Every place on the trail has its own features for every quail hunter to enjoy such as the hunting land, the bird dogs, lodging and food. Alabama is part ... Read More »

Spotlight on Turkey Hunting

Auburn, Alabama—It’s that time of year. Hundreds of Americans come out of their winter slumber and adorn their camouflage armor. Turkey season is in full swing, and not a minute can be wasted. Turkey hunting is an exciting sport that takes place March 15 through April 30 in most parts of Alabama. Though normally compared to deer hunting, turkey hunting ... Read More »

Outdoor Etiquette: Mind Your Manners

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AUBURN, Ala.-People think of etiquette as something used at a dinner table, but etiquette is an important element of many outdoor activities. Hunting, fishing, hiking and even walking your dog all have an etiquette that you should follow. When you are hunting, do you know where you are hunting? Do you have permission to be on that property? Are you cleaning up ... Read More »

Oh Deer: The Benefits of Hunting

Saturdays are filled with football, candy corn has returned, and the nights are getting cooler, which all can only mean one thing: hunting season is right around the corner. Soon the boys will be cleaning their rifles and the girls will be tightening their bows, all in hopes to tag the buck they’ve been watching on their trail camera all year. Unfortunately, it is ... Read More »

Hunters Beware of Ticks in the Woods

AUBURN, Ala.— Before venturing into the woods this hunting season, it is important that hunters are educated on the dangers of ticks and know how to avoid them. “Many hunters are complaining that ticks have become a fact of life in the outdoors,” said Dr. Xing Ping Hu an Alabama Cooperative Extension specialist and professor in Auburn University’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. ... Read More »

Safety First: Staying Safe this Hunting Season

AUBURN, Ala. — It’s that time of year again–the time for football, falling leaves and family. But for many people, fall means one thing in particular–hunting season. Although hunting is a popular activity, it can be a dangerous one, too. “Hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities because most hunters realize their responsibility to be safe,” said Dr. Jim ... Read More »

Dealing With Wild Pigs

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Wild pigs  are a growing problem in nationally, ranging over 45 states. Pigs damage the environment and are also a threat to wildlife and humans. Both land owners and hunters are looking for answers to this problem. Experts agree that the rapid increase in the wild pig population is in large part due to humans and “trap and transfer.” Hunters are ... Read More »

Archery Season Opens This Month

Bowhunters in northern Alabama are already enjoying the start of archery season while hunters further south in the state will have to wait a few more days.  Opening day varies depending on which part of the state you live in because the state is now divided into northern Zone A and southern Zone B. Zone A began its season Oct. 15, ... Read More »