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Alabama Now a Mountain Biking Destination
“Alabama is one of the fastest growing states in terms of mountain bike trail construction and ridership,” Lein said. “With dramatically varied terrain throughout the state and weather suitable for riding year-round, Alabama as a biking destination makes perfect sense both economically and geographically.” More

State Public Fishing Lakes Open for Fishing Feb. 1
Commonly known as state lakes or county lakes, these waters are noted for their amenities and their quality fishing for bream, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie (in some lakes). More

Longleaf Pine Restoration Grants Available
Landowners are encouraged to submit applications to receive 50/50 cost share assistance for practices such as site preparation, seedlings, planting, native grass restoration and/or exotic control costs. This program is focused on longleaf pine ecosystem restoration for the benefit of wildlife species in greatest conservation need. More

Forever Wild to Hold Public Listening Sessions 
to Aid in Long-Range Planning
The Alabama State Lands Division will host three public listening sessions in 2014 to assist in the development of a long-range plan for the Forever Wild Land Trust program. This initial five-year plan will be updated thereafter on five-year increments. Click here for dates.
Deer Fetal Study Data Now Online
This year’s samples were taken from 104 sites, the majority of those from south of Highway 80. WFF personnel attempted to take a sample size of five deer per site with at least two sample sites per county. Additional sites were added along the Chattahoochee River for extra scrutiny. Sykes said that between 450 and 500 deer were sampled for the study. More

Photo of the Month: Northern Cardinal
Few North American female songbirds sing, but female Northern Cardinals do -- often while in the nest. This may give the male information about when to bring food. Mated pairs share song passages, but the female sometimes sings longer and more complex songs than the male.
This image by Jeff Johnston won third place in the birds category of the 2013 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest. The 2014 winning photos will be featured in the February issue of Outdoor Alabama magazine.
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Forever Wild Board
Meets in Montgomery
The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will hold its first quarterly meeting on February 6, 2014, at the Alabama State Capitol Auditorium in Montgomery, Ala. More

CAB in Montgomery
The Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) will hold its first scheduled meeting of 2014 on Saturday, March 1, in Montgomery, Ala. More

From 1939 to 2014,
75 Years of Service
The state’s park system is celebrating a milestone — its 75th anniversary. More
Support Alabama Wildlife
The “Alabama Nongame Wildlife Fund” check-off box on the state income tax form provides citizens a way to donate all or a portion of their state tax refunds for the benefit of nongame wildlife. More
A complete list of season dates, bag limits and fishing information.
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 February 2014 E-Newsletter