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New Red Snapper Data Collection
Program Outlined 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has established a new data program designed to more accurately count red snapper harvested among Alabama’s anglers. The new system requires only one report per vessel trip, which can be filled out via smartphone app, online, by telephone, or by paper form. More

Alligator Hunt Registration Opens June 3
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open registration for the state’s ninth regulated alligator hunts June 3, 2014. Several changes have been made to the hunt rules including a limit of one registration per person, per zone. Registration must be completed online at outdooralabama.com between 8 a.m. June 3 and 8 a.m. July 8. More

“Freshwater Fishing” License Plate Now Available
The new “Freshwater Fishing” distinctive license plate is available through county probate offices. This license plate depicts a largemouth bass, the state’s official freshwater fish, and has up to six spaces for optional personalization. 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. The app is being released in conjunction with the park system’s 75th Anniversary celebration. This free interactive guide gives users detailed information on all 22 of Alabama’s state parks including general policies, contact information, activities, trails, park maps, etc. More

Photo of the Week: Timber Rattlesnake
How do you survive a venomous snake bite? All snakes will bite when threatened or surprised, but most will avoid people if possible. Pit vipers, however, tend to be more aggressive snakes than most, including the coral snake. Rattlesnakes are the only snake equipped with a warning mechanism (rattlers) that gives notice that you are in danger and getting too close. Coral snakes tend to move away when threatened to avoid contact with predators, but not always. More
 
To learn more about the snakes of Alabama, click here.
Photo by Scott Wright.
    
 
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Free Fishing Day!
On Saturday, June 7, Alabamians will have the opportunity to fish for free in most state waters. This Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 2-10. Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to fish without a fishing license for a day. More

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 from June 4 - July 31. ADCNR is now accepting entries for the 2015 contest.

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 Outdoor Alabama June 2014 E-Newsletter