Lands

All hunts of Wilcox Black Belt Hunting are conducted on 3,000 acres of private land in the western portion of the county. These lands are managed for trophy bucks. Just as important, the adjoining landowners also manage their properties with the same objections in mind which further improves the quality of our herd.

The Magic of the Black Belt

What is known as the Black Belt is a crescent shaped region extending some 300 miles across central Alabama, northeastern Mississippi, and into Tennessee. A relatively flat, fertile plain, it ranges in width from 20 to 25 miles wide throughout most of its length. The name “Black Belt” is derived from the dark-colored soils, which are made up of heavy clays that vary greatly in color. The high fertility of Black Belt soils produces nutrient-rich vegetation higher in quality than native vegetation found in most areas across Alabama. This makes the Black Belt one of the most important areas for producing high quality habitat for some wildlife species, including white-tailed deer.

Because of the high fertility of the soil, sportsmen and wildlife managers recognize it as an area that consistently produces greater weights and better antler characteristics in white-tailed deer than most areas of the state. The number of record book bucks harvested in the Black Belt far exceeds those taken from any other area of Alabama.

The Herd

Wilcox County is in the area of the state that has the highest deer densities. It is estimated that there are well over 30 deer per square mile in the county. Hunters enjoy not only the chance of taking a quality buck but also the opportunity to see a lot of deer while on the stand.

Hunting Methods

All rifle hunting is done from permanent stands—either covered shooting houses, ladder stands, or tripod stands. We hunt winter food plots, acorns, and deer crossings.