hands holding raw shrimpGulf Goodness
Nothing beats fresh seafood, and many restaurants in Alabama are taking advantage of the local bounty. Here are three restaurants and three chefs with recipes that feature fresh Alabama shrimp.
By David Rainer and Billy Pope

Fading Tradition
Recreational shrimping has decreased along Alabama’s coast, but for those who can participate, it is a great way to put shrimp in the freezer for use throughout the year.
By David Rainer

The CCC AND DeSoto State Park
DeSoto is one of several parks in Alabama built by the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps. A museum to honor the CCC just opened at the park to share the history of this program with visitors.
By Kenny Johnson

Oakmulgee Recovery
Alabama’s oldest Wildlife Management Area was hit hard by a tornado in April 2011. While the area may look different, it’s still productive for hunters.
By David Rainer

Panfish Poppers
This article explains why fly fishing with poppers can be a great way to spend time in the outdoors.
By Ken Thomas

Beware the Thumb-Splitter
The strange-looking mantis shrimp makes a great bait for catching red snapper, but be careful when handling them.
By Craig Newton


Forever Wild Spotlight
Coldwater Mountain

By Kenny Johnson

Officer’s Diary
By Travis W. Gray

Watchable Wildlife

Bald Eagle
By Kevin Holsonback