Black Belt Big Buck Photo Contest Celebrates 10th Year

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Roberts Griffin, a 7-year-old from Montgomery, harvested a buck that won last year’s Alabama Black Belt Adventures Big Buck Photo Contest. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBSERVER

Contributed by The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association

The 10th annual Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) Big Buck Photo Contest officially begins today, Wednesday, Nov. 17.

The contest, which takes place online, will run through Feb. 10, 2022, and is sponsored by Jonathan Goode and Southeastern Land Group.

“Over the past decade, we’ve held this friendly contest to highlight the long seasons, healthy populations and big bucks that the bountiful Black Belt region is known for,” said Pam Swanner, director of the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association. “We encourage experienced hunters and those new to the sport to scout our woods for an unforgettable adventure and enter the contest.”

The winner of the contest is selected through online voting.

To enter the contest, hunters must upload a photo of a buck harvested from within the 23-county Black Belt region to AlabamaBlackBeltAdventures.org/bigbuckphotocontest. The buck must be harvested during 2021-2022 whitetail deer season. Photo contest winners from the previous two years are not eligible for entry.

The contestant who receives the most online votes before the season closes in February will receive a $500 gift card donated by Jonathan Goode and Southeastern Land Group.

ALBBAA reminds all sportsmen and women to purchase a hunting license online through the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources before heading afield. Additionally, successful hunters are also reminded to report their harvested deer through Game Check.

The Black Belt includes the following 23 counties: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox.

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