Bankhead National Forest, located just southwest of Morgan County, offers some 180,000 acres of natural wildlife habitat and recreation areas. The forest also includes Alabama’s first National Wilderness Area (Sipsey Wilderness) that encompasses over 26,000 acres of untouched forest. Hunting, as well as, camping, fishing and hiking are permitted in the Sipsey but motorized vehicles of any kind, including all-terrain vehicles, are not allowed. Bankhead is a popular destination for turkey and white tail deer hunting. For complete information on hunting in Bankhead National Forest contact, USDA-Forest Service at (205) 489-5111.

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