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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    What’s new for the 2020-2021 hunting seasons

    David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Deer hunters will find two new zones in the 2020-2021 Alabama Deer Zones map with season dates that better coincide with deer rutting activity in those areas. Chuck Sykes, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries...

    Naturally Alabama: Plinking on the roof

    Everyone is saying it: “This has been a crazy year.”  The coronavirus has made its impact on human health and society around the world.  While we are embroiled in the tempest of COVID, let me remind you of something that calmly happens every year...

    Alabama State Parks online campground reservation system now live

    David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Ready for a camping trip to one – or several – of the beautiful Alabama State Parks? Ensuring you’ll have a site for your RV, travel trailer or tent just became much easier recently when the...

    WFF cautiously optimistic about spread of silver carp

    David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Chris Greene is cautiously optimistic that an invasive fish species that can wreak havoc on reservoir ecosystems has not expanded its range in Alabama’s waterways. The silver carp, which has done noticeable damage in Kentucky and...

    Registration now open for Alabama’s Adult Mentored Hunting Program

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Learning to hunt may seem out of reach for those who didn’t grow up with hunting as part of their family tradition. For those individuals, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF)...

    ADCNR strengthens safeguards against nonnative species

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Due to ecological, economic, and human health and safety concerns related to the potential impacts of nonnative animals, Alabama Administrative Code 220-2-.26 has been amended to prohibit any person, firm, association, or corporation from possessing, selling, offering for sale, importing, bringing,...

    Scaup limit reduced to 1; Sandhill crane registration opens soon

    David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources North America’s waterfowl breeding population annual survey is another aspect of the outdoors that has been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. Seth Maddox, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries’ Migratory Bird Coordinator, said virus-related travel restrictions would not...

    Naturally Alabama: Danger follows the buzz of summer

    Every summer here in Alabama, there is an eerie buzz in the woods.  Those living close to water are used to the regular serenade of croaking frogs.  Their croaking usually begins just before sundown and continues until its crescendo around the crowing of the...

    Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest opens Aug. 3

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The 2021 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest will begin accepting entries Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. This year’s contest is a joint project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) and the Alabama Tourism Department. The deadline to enter is...

    Summertime snake sightings

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Reports of snake sightings are on the rise, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the snake population has increased from previous years. The Tribune spoke to naturalist and wildlife biologist Marianne Hudson, conservation outreach specialist with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Division...