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Red Snapper Season Opens in State Waters
Every Weekend in July
Gov. Robert Bentley along with The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division announced Thursday that Alabama State waters will open for the harvest of red snapper and gray triggerfish on all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July. More

Bears on the Move this Summer
While Alabama’s black bear population is relatively low, it appears to be increasing as evidenced by higher than normal sightings. Recent black bear sightings in Butler and Choctaw counties add to the growing number of observations outside the animal’s traditional ranges in the state. In recent years, bear sightings have also been recorded in Jefferson, Lee, Chambers and Macon counties. More
Catch a Wave at Oak Mountain
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’s campground. The wakeboard park offers a full-service pro shop with rental gear and new equipment for sale. Debit, credit and cash are accepted. The wakeboard cable system is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oak Mountain State Park entrance fees apply. More

Nat Geo Shines Spotlight on Alabama Reefs
Alabama's artificial reef system has been added to National Geographic's US Gulf States Geotourism MapGuide. The geotourism program promotes the culture and natural heritage of the Gulf region through the voices and stories of the people that live here. More
Photo of the Month: Water lily by David Cline
David took first place in the Flora catagory in the 2014 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest. Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 contest. For more information about how to enter, click here.
    
 
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Stay Safe This July 4th
Whether boating, kayaking or canoeing, skiing, wake or paddleboarding, always wear a life jacket. More
Still Time to Register
for Alligator Hunts
You have a few more days to register for the state’s ninth regulated alligator hunts.

Trout Fishing in Alabama
Since 1974, rainbow trout have been stocked into the cold waters of the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River below Smith Lake. More
Parks Mobile App
Now Available
The Alabama State Parks Pocket Ranger smartphone app for iPhone and Android is now available in the iTunes and Android Markets and at pocketranger.com

ShrimpFest Rolls On
Next stop on the ShrimpFest Tour is Lake Guntersville State Park on July 26. More
The Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Exhibit will be at Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge  until July 31.
 
 
 
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 July 2014 E-Newsletter