Outdoor Alabama Sweepstakes
Offers Four-wheeler and More
A four-wheeler and a jon boat package are two of the prizes to be awarded in the Outdoor Alabama Sweepstakes, which runs through January 31, 2012. Click here to enter the sweepstakes. You are automatically entered when you purchase a 2011-2012 recreational hunting or fishing license online. You may also enter without purchasing a license. Only one entry per person is allowed, and it must be completed online. More.
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Alabama Youth Dove Hunt Schedule
Alabama’s 11th Annual Youth Dove Hunts are scheduled for the following counties in 2011: Baldwin, Bibb, Calhoun, Chilton, Colbert, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Marshall, Monroe, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Walker and Wilcox. North Zone hunts begin Sept. 3, and South Zone hunts begin Oct. 1. Although the hunts are free, pre-registration is necessary. Online registration began August 15 for the North Zone hunts and will start September 12 for the South Zone. Participants without Internet access may register by calling their WFF district office listed in the hunt schedule.
Wildlife Habitat Help is
The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries' staff of professional wildlife biologists is available to assist landowners, hunting clubs, and others interested in enhancing wildlife management activities on a particular piece of property. Guidance on activities such as controlled burning, herbicide applications, disking, plantings, food sources, forest management, harvest management strategies, and various other activities that can benefit one or more species is just a phone call away.
Cheaha Opens American
Cheaha State Park will soon have a new attraction, the Walter Farr Indian Artifacts Museum. The collection, donated by Walter Farr from Lineville, Ala., will go on display with a grand opening on September 24, at 11 a.m., the same day as the park’s mountain festival and chili cook-off. The collection contains hundreds of pieces including arrowheads, stone tools and musical instruments, which are currently being cataloged and tagged for display in the former Cheaha superintendent’s office. More
From the brilliant North Alabama foliage to the less crowded beaches of the state’s Gulf Coast, fall in Alabama is one of the best times to go tent camping. Alabama offers many camping opportunities. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while tent camping this fall. Above all, have fun and enjoy the outdoors in Alabama.
Fall days are shorter, so make sure you pack a flashlight or lantern. Give yourself plenty of daylight to set up camp.
Cooler days equal cooler nights. Make sure your sleeping bag and clothes are temperature-appropriate.
Explore new camping locations. Mountainous regions offer excellent views and beach areas are less crowded, but in both cases prepare for cooler camping temperatures.
Feathers and Feet
Each fall south Alabama becomes a birding hot spot as hundreds of species migrate to the state’s Gulf Coast. Birders of all experience levels are encouraged to attend the 2011 John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest on Oct. 6-8, and experience this natural wonder.
Do You Have
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If so, Outdoor Alabama magazine is currently accepting entries for its 2012 Photo Contest. Winning entries will be published in the February 2012 issue of the magazine. A complete list of categories, rules and an entry form are available here. All photos must have been taken in Alabama and entries will be accepted until October 31, 2011.
A Colorful State
Alabama is beautiful throughout the year, but especially in the fall. The state’s blend of brilliant autumn foliage, coupled with cooler temperatures and an occasional gentle breeze, makes for an unforgettable experience. Start making plans to enjoy Alabama.