Outdoor Alabama to Distribute Biodegradable “Fill a Bags” from OSCF at Public Events

Outdoor Alabama to Distribute Biodegradable “Fill a Bags” from OSCF at Public Events

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – July 2, 2024 – Outdoor Stewards of Conservation Foundation (OSCF) is proud to welcome the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) as the latest partner in conservation with OSCF’s “Fill A Bag While Filling Your Tag” national conservation engagement program.



The “Fill a Bag” program works with partners in conservation like ADCNR, also known as Outdoor Alabama, to distribute reusable, biodegradable bags to folks who enjoy outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping and target shooting. These sportsmen and sportswomen are asked to take the bag with them when they head outside, and should they happen upon trash like an aluminum can or a mylar balloon, use the bag to take that trash out of nature. The conservationists are asked to show other people the “Trophy Trash” they found by posting a photo or brief video to their social media to show others who the true stewards of conservation are. Examples of such posts can be found on Instagram by visiting @OutdoorStewards.


“Outdoor Alabama gets it,” noted Jim Curcuruto, executive director of Outdoor Stewards of Conservation Foundation. “They know that their customers who enjoy hunting, fishing, trapping and/or target shooting in Alabama are primary funders, and stewards of land, fish and wildlife conservation in the Cotton State. The ‘Fill a Bag’ program is a great way for their customers to get credit for taking care of the environment. We thank Outdoor Alabama for promoting the positive contributions of outdoors folks by being a partner in conservation with this unique program.”


More than 100,000 reusable, biodegradable bags have been distributed to hunters, anglers, trappers and shooters (HATS) nationwide who have used the bags to remove tons of ‘Trophy Trash’ from nature.


As ADCNR Marketing and Communications Director, Billy Pope mentions, “We are proud of all our customers for all they do to support conservation efforts throughout Alabama. The ‘Fill A Bag’ program through Outdoor Stewards is a natural partnership that we are excited to enter.”


Alabamians can get their free biodegradable bags by visiting the Outdoor Alabama exhibit booth at any of these upcoming events:

·         July 12th – 14th, 2024 at the TN Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo in Huntsville, AL.

·         July 19th – 21st, 2024 at the World Deer Expo in Birmingham, AL.

·         August 16th – 18th, 2024 at the Buckmasters Expo in Montgomery, AL.


About OSCF

Outdoor Stewards of Conservation Foundation (OSCF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works with all facets of the outdoor industry to improve cultural acceptance of hunting, fishing, trapping and target shooting. We use research-based communications and engagement programs that help recruit the next generation of HATS (Hunters, Anglers,
Trappers and Shooters) and promote the fact that HATS are primary funders and stewards of conservation in America. To learn more about OSCF programs; “Fill A Bag While Filling Your Tag”, “Come With!”, “Connecting with Conservation” and the “Outdoor Industry Communication Council”, please visit 
www.OutdoorStewards.org  or contact Jim Curcuruto
at (203) 450-7202, 
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About Outdoor Alabama / ADCNR: Alabama Department of Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Learn more at www.outdooralabama.com.




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