Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Information & Education 1-800-262-3151 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:17:09 CST en-us 90 DeKalb County Public Fishing Lake to Close Temporarily Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CST <p>&nbsp;Effective August 4, 2014, DeKalb County Public Fishing Lake near Sylvania, Ala., will close due to the resignation of the lake manager.&nbsp;</p> Lake Lurleen to Host Wakeboard Tournaments in August Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CST <p>Lake Lurleen State Park will host two Alabama International Novice Tour (INT) Wakeboard Tournaments on August 2-3, 2014. Both tournaments will begin at 9 a.m. Practice rounds for the tournaments will take place on Friday, August 1, between 1-5 p.m. Lake Lurleen State Park is located at 13226 Lake Lurleen Rd., Coker, AL, 35452.</p> 2014 StateFish Art Contest Winners Announced Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CST <p>Each year, K-12 students from across the country can enter their artwork in the Wildlife Forever StateFish Art Contest. Student artists can submit artwork depicting any eligible fish listed on the organization&rsquo;s website,</p> Black Bear Sightings Continue to Increase Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CST <p>While Alabama&rsquo;s black bear population is relatively low, estimated at less than 350 animals, it appears to be increasing as evidenced by higher than normal sightings.</p> Outdoor Alabama Announces its 2015 Photo Contest Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CST <p>From its wildlife to its landscape, there is no more photographic a state than Alabama. Are you a photographer with an eye for its natural beauty? If so, then show us your work. Outdoor Alabama magazine is pleased to announce its 2015 Photo Contest, with winning entries to be published in the February 2015 issue.&nbsp;</p> Practice Paddleboard Safety Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CST <p>The Alabama Marine Police Division (AMPD) is encouraging paddlers and boaters to heighten their awareness and take appropriate safety precautions while on the water.</p> Alabama Alligator Hunt Registration Closes July 8 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CST <p>Hunters wishing to register for Alabama&rsquo;s ninth regulated alligator hunts have until 8 a.m. July 8, 2014, to do so.</p> Officials Urge Caution On The Water As Storm Debris Cleanup Begins In Baldwin County Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 CST <p>As cleanup of debris deposited in Baldwin County waterways by this spring&rsquo;s storms gets underway Monday, July 7, state officials are urging the public to be careful.</p> Catch a Wave at Oak Mountain State Park: Wakeboard Cable System Now Open Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 CST <p>As a part of the continuing 75th anniversary celebration of Alabama State Parks, Oak Mountain State Park has partnered with Flip Side Watersports to open a wakeboard cable system on Beaver Lake near the park&rsquo;s campground.</p> Escambia County Public Fishing Lake to Temporarily Close Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:00:00 CST <p>Escambia County Public Fishing Lake will be temporarily closed starting June 30, 2014, pending appointment of a new lake manager. The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) will announce a reopening date in the near future.&nbsp;</p>