Black Belt Adventures adds turkey recipes

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 28, 2014

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is adding something new to its annual Big Gobbler Turkey Photo Contest. Something tasty.

This year’s contest also gives you the chance to send in your favorite recipe for turning your prized wild turkey kill into a delicious meal. And not only will you get to show off your big bird and your recipe on ALBBAA’s Facebook page, you also will get the opportunity to win a $100 gift certificate from Bass Pro Shops.

Turkey season began March 15 and ends April 30. The Big Gobbler Photo and the Wild Turkey Recipe contests run now through May 14.

The photo contest is open to anyone who bagged his or her bird in any of the 23 counties that comprise Alabama’s Black Belt. The recipe contest is open to anyone who lives or hunts in a Black Belt county.

Alabama Black Belt counties are Barber, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox.

To enter the photo contest, email your pictures to Amanda Ingram at You can also text them to her at 334-300-6616. There will be children and adult categories. Be sure to include your name, age, hometown and the county in which you harvested the turkey.

Wild Turkey Recipe contest entrants should also email or text their recipes to Ingram. Photos of your turkey dish are helpful but optional. Be sure to list any trimmings and side dishes. The recipes could be included in a later cookbook featuring favorite Black Belt dishes.

Entries in both contests will be posted on the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association’s Facebook page, and the number of likes will determine winners.