Author Archives: Laurel

September 22, 2014

What I Learned On My First Dove Hunt

Let’s get a few things out of the way. I didn’t grow up around hunting. As a Florida girl raised near the beach, I was around plenty of water, but not a lot of bucks. Actually, not any. And though I’ve lived …

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September 15, 2014

God’s Country: Alabama dove season kicks off in style at Sugar Foot Farm

The Sugar Foot Farm dove shoot begins with a catered lunch. Families packed in pickups, SUVs and luxury sedans arrive shortly before noon, having traveled from every part of the state and beyond to spend September’s first Saturday in Marengo …

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June 26, 2014

BlackRidge Land moving field operations to Sylacauga

BlackRidge Land Co., a full-service land sales and services firm headquartered in Birmingham is moving its field operations from Rockford in Coosa Co. to Talledega Co. Tom Jernigan Jr. and Chas Pell founded the company in 2012 after Pell directed Jernigan to a piece of …

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March 7, 2014

Youth Turkey Season This Weekend

I think we can all agree that it has been a very long, cold, and wet last couple of weeks. Check your weather app though, because for most of Alabama, Saturday and Sunday’s forecast is looking pretty darn good.  The …

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February 11, 2014

Starting Small: Squirrel Season

Why not take advantage of Alabama’s February Squirrel Season? While deer hunting may get the most attention in Alabama, I don’t think there is a better way to introduce a young person to hunting and the outdoors than a good …

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January 15, 2014

BlackRidge CEO, rural land broker Tom Jernigan joins Alabama Wildlife Federation board

Tom Jernigan Jr. is the newest member of the board of directors for the Alabama Wildlife Federation. In operation since 1935, AWF promotes conservation of and education about Alabama’s natural resources. It claims to be the state’s largest conservation non-profit by membership. …

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January 14, 2014

Tom Jernigan, Jr. Elected to Alabama Wildlife Federation Board

  BlackRidge Land Company, the only complete land sales and services company in Alabama, announced today that President Tom Jernigan, Jr. has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF). Jernigan and BlackRidge …

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January 2, 2014

BlackRidge Winter Photo Contest

  We live for spending time out on the land, and love seeing photos of you doing the same. So this January, we’re partnering with our friends at Mark’s Outdoors to give one lucky winner $400 to spend at our …

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December 11, 2013

Alabama Hunter Bags Rare Velvet Buck

“It was one of those things that shows that if you got the time, just go, but even walking to the stand, I was asking myself, ‘Why did I take a half day off today? The first 15 minutes all I did was swat lady bugs,” Hayes said.

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December 5, 2013

Truffle Puppies

Hidden underground on the roots of trees grows a fungus whose fruit is considered to be the most expensive edible mushroom in the world: the truffle. And until a few years ago, they were thought to only be found in …

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