Alabama has great college football and Katherine Webb. What it doesn’t have is an abundance of public land. Less than four percent of Alabama is publicly-owned. That said, those public areas are pretty solid options.

Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area

•Alabama’s largest wildlife management area at 91,26 acres

•Located in Lawrence and Winston counties

•Deer, turkey, and small game available

Mulberry Fork Wildlife Management Area

•Part of the Forever Wild trust and under a 93-year lease for public hunting

•Covers 33,280 acres in Walker and Tuscaloosa County

•Includes mountainous, wooded habitat ideal for turkeys, deer and small game

Bankhead National Forest

•Covers nearly 182,000 acres in northwestern Alabama.

•Contains Alabama’s only National Wild and Scenic River in the Sipsey Fork.

•Also contains the Sipsey Wilderness Area which, at 24,922 acres, is the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi.

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

•Covers 35,000 acres along the Tennessee River.

•Holds the nation’s southernmost population of wintering Southern James Bay Canada geese.

•Located near Madison, one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States

Tuskegee National Forest

•At just over 11,000 acres Tuskegee is the smallest national forest in the nation.

•Primitive camping is allowed anywhere in the forest except during gun season for deer. Then you must stick to designated camping areas.

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