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Outdoor Alabama News

State Public Fishing Lakes Are Open

DeSoto Falls Picnic Area Temporarily Closes for Dredging Work

Special Youth, Veteran and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Day

Park Perseveres to Bag Huge Gee's Bend Buck

Anyone who has been hunting deer in Alabama for a while has surely heard of Gee’s Bend, a large plot of land in a horseshoe bend of the Alabama River in Wilcox County. In the mid to late 20th century, the 6,600-acre property smack dab in the middle of Alabama’s legendary Black Belt was known as a place where whitetails grow to be big and fat with prodigious antlers. During its heyday, Gee’s Bend was the epitome of prime habitat with abundant row crops, including soybeans. Fast-forward to the 21st century and Gee’s Bend has changed significantly. Gone are the row crops. Instead,…