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CAB Considers February Deer Season, 
Doe Bag Limit
The expansion of the February deer season to cover most of Alabama south of Montgomery and a reduction in the daily bag limit for antlerless deer statewide were among the recommendations recently presented by the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) to the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB). More

New Forever Wild Hiking Trail
Recently, the Alabama State Lands Division opened an 11.4-mile thru-hike trail on the Forever Wild Coosa Wildlife Management Area (WMA) addition. The hike is predominately moderate with a few semi-strenuous climbs. The west end of the trail is not as steep, while the east section offers more climbs and switchbacks. The trails are free to use and open year-round to hikers. More

Twenty Years of Exceptional Anglers
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Exceptional Anglers event "Gone Fishin', Not Just Wishin'" at Oak Mountain State Park. The annual event teaches special needs students from the Shelby and Jefferson county school systems the art of fishing. To watch a video and learn more about the event, click here. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact ADCNR representatives Jerry Moss, 205-331-1390 or Jerry.Moss@dcnr.alabama.gov, or Brenda Morrison, 205-477-6301 or Brenda.Morrison@dcnr.alabama.gov, for more details.

Washington County Lake Reopens
Washington County Public Fishing Lake has reopened under the operation of new lake manager Francis Morgan. The lake had been temporarily closed pending the hiring of a new lake manager. The 84-acre lake is located two miles west of Millry, Ala. More

LeRoy Wins Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest
Eddie LeRoy of Eufaula, Ala., has won this year’s Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest with his painting of three mallards in flight. LeRoy, a previous two-time contest winner, was first runner-up in the 2013-14 contest. The winning artwork will be used as the design of the 2015-16 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp, which is required when hunting waterfowl in Alabama. More
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Outdoor Alabama — Something for Everyone
Whether you enjoy birdwatching, bass fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, or just reading about our state’s natural resources, you’ll find it in Outdoor Alabama magazine. Each subscription also includes the beautiful calendar issue in December and the photo contest issue in February.
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 Outdoor Alabama April 2014 E-Newsletter