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    Winners of 2024 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest announced

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is excited to announce the winners of the 2024 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest. As usual, the judges had a very difficult time selecting the winning photos from the nearly 2,000 images that...

    New eagle statue added to Lake Guntersville State Park

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    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - Officials unveiled and cut a ceremonial ribbon on Friday, Feb. 2, to dedicate Lake Guntersville State Park’s newest feature, a picturesque eagle statue located at the park’s lodge. The statue, created by artist Jenny Hendrix and inspired by a photo taken by...

    Forever Wild Board commits to feral hog mitigation  

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As the Forever Wild Land Trust (FWLT) is preparing for its first meeting of the year on Feb. 1, 2024, in Montgomery, the FWLT Board of Trustees will be focused on an initiative adopted at its last meeting of 2023 to...

    ADCRN’s Blankenship testifies before House Committee about impact of GOMESA funds

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - At the request of Alabama Representative Jerry Carl (R) and the House Natural Resources Committee, Conservation Commissioner Chris Blankenship traveled to Washington, D.C., recently to testify about the crucial funding Alabama receives from oil and gas leases through the Gulf of...

    Beach renourishment continues along Alabama coast  

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    For those planning trips to Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast for spring break or summer vacation, expect to see an abundance of change for the better, including beach renourishment projects at the East End of Dauphin Island and in Baldwin County from west of Little...

    Marine Resources asks anglers for help with fishing effort survey

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    If you fish in Alabama coastal and/or offshore waters, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Marine Resources Division (MRD) may soon ask for your help as it begins a pilot study in 2024 to gain data on recreational fishing effort for...

    Begin 2024 with a First Day Hike at an Alabama State Park

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    Alabama State Parks is hosting 11 First Day Hikes as part of a national program designed to celebrate the new year and the great outdoors. The hikes will take place at parks throughout the state, from Gulf State Park on Alabama's Gulf Coast to...

    Repairs begin to make Gulf State Park Pier whole again

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    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Lamar Pendergrass had a dream several years ago when he became the South Region Operations Supervisor for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) State Parks Division. Pendergrass’s goal was to restore and upgrade the Gulf State Park Pier...

    ADCNR: Celebration of bats continues at Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Bats are ubiquitous during the Halloween season, but these creatures deserve celebration year-round for their contribution to our sustainable food production. By eating insects by the billions, bats save U.S. agriculture as much as $3.7 billion per year in pest control....

    Orange Beach boat lands potential record blue marlin

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    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - When word got around that Orange Beach boat “Best Trait” was headed to Orange Beach Marina with a huge blue marlin on board, a crowd quickly gathered at the marina to watch the weigh-in. As the 55-foot Viking sportfishing vessel owned...

    ‘Connecting with Conservation’ highlights funding for state wildlife agencies

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    How conservation and outdoors recreation are funded throughout the nation is somewhat of a mystery for most people. In an effort to inform the public about where state wildlife and fisheries agencies get the money to conserve habitat and provide quality outdoors recreation, the Alabama...

    ADCNR: Deepwater Horizon settlement projects surpass $1B

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - With the conflict among deer hunting factions at an all-time low, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Commissioner Chris Blankenship used last weekend’s Conservation Advisory Board meeting in Huntsville to update the Board on the numerous projects in the...