Tag Archives: Cahaba Wildlife Management Area

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Location:  McCalla, AL Closest WMA:  Cahaba River and Mulberry Fork WMA Cost:  $20-$30 per day # of Sites:  195 Type of Camping Available:  Tent and RV Amenities:  Water, electric, and sewer hookup available, modern bathhouses … Continue reading

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Cahaba Wildlife Management Dove Hunt

On the second Saturday of Dove Season (Sept. 15) I led a group of men from my church on a Dove Hunt at Cahaba Wildlife Management Area.  The group consisted of first-time hunters as well as seasoned veterans.  We had … Continue reading

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Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park Location:  Near Montevallo, AL Closest WMA:  Cahaba River Cost:  $12-$20 per day # of Sites:  25+ Type of Camping Available:  Tent and RV Amenities:  Water, electric, and sewer hookup on each site. Activities:  Once you … Continue reading

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Oak Mountain State Park

Oak Mountain State Park Location: Pelham, AL Closest WMA: Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area; *there is a lottery to be able to bow hunt within the park also Cost: $24-$30 / day ($16 primitive) # of Sites: 150 Type of … Continue reading

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The Elusive Public Land Gobbler

A turkey may not look like the most intelligent creature, but apparently public land birds have learned enough evasive maneuvers to stay alive.  While plentiful turkey exist on public lands, they may be harder to kill than you first think.  … Continue reading

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First Public Land Bird

2012 marked the first season that I got serious about turkey hunting.  On opening day in Alabama, I spent the day hunting at Hollins Wildlife Management Area.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to bag a bird even though I got close … Continue reading

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William R. Ireland, Sr. – Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area

Size: 40,504 acres Location: Bibb and Shelby Counties, AL Nearest City: West Blocton or Montevallo, AL Hunted: Big Game (Deer, Turkey); Small Game (Squirrel, Rabbit, Quail, Dove, etc.) Shooting Range: Yes Check-in Before Hunting Required: Yes (For Deer Gun Days) … Continue reading

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Why Hunt Public Lands?

You may have asked yourself this question, “Why hunt public lands?”  As I did, you might have thought the crowds and lack of deer made public lands not even worth the effort.  However, in this article I hope to prove … Continue reading

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The Iron Bowl Buck

November 26, 2011.  That date holds a lot of meaning to most people in the state of Alabama.  November 26th was the day of the Iron Bowl.   For me the date has a totally different meaning.  That Saturday was only … Continue reading

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