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Outdoor Alabama Expo

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9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION

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Oak Mountain is opening its gates for the public to experience an admission-free day in one of Alabama's most popular state parks.

The Outdoor Alabama Expo is a hands-on, family-friendly event. Participants will enjoy outdoor recreation and learn about conservation through a variety of how-to sessions. Experts will help introduce newcomers to activities such as birding, fishing, boating safety, shooting sports, rock climbing and wildlife watching.

Expo visitors will enjoy a fish touch-tank containing live fish and other aquatic species, a boating exhibit that includes boating and water safety, and much more.

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Exhibitors and Activities for the Whole Family

SHOOTING
Shooting Safety
Archery instruction and target shooting
Laser shot shooting simulator
Pellet guns
Rifles
Shotguns
Treestand Safety

FISHING
Kids fishing and instruction
Fishing educational area
River aquarium display
Freshwater touch tanks
Freshwater fish on ice
Saltwater touch tanks
Saltwater fishing education area

DISPLAYS
Law enforcement equipment
Marine Police and Marine Resources boats
State Parks touch and feel area, parks information
Native wildlife such as reptiles and snakes
State Lands hands-on educational area
Primitive camping and frontier skills - Dalton Halbrook, The Mountain Man
Trapping
Conservation careers

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Boating safety t-shirt making, ID badges and face painting
Personal watercraft simulator
Wildlife tracks
Guided nature trail
Canoeing

EXHIBITORS
Corps of Engineers
Alabama National Guard
Leave No Trace
Alabama Scenic River Trail
Southeastern Outings
Jefferson County 4H Program
Alabama Wildlife Center
Waters Truck and Tractor Supply (HuntV)
Alabama Society of Traditional Bowmen
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel
Corps of Engineers
Moundville Archeaological Park
The Nature Conservancy, Alabama field Office
Alabama Forestry Commission
Nikon Sports Optics/Ruff & Tuff Outdoors
U.S. Forest Service, National Forests in Alabama
Birmingham Zoo
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP)
Friends of Oak Mountain
Disabled Sportsmen of Alabama, Inc.
Great Days Outdoors Magazine
UAB Wilderness Medicine
Science for Kids
Sports Transportation (Club Car XRT)

DEMONSTRATIONS
Birds of Prey
Backyard Wildlife
Snakes
Turkey Calling
Retriever Dogs (Dr. Narvel Black)
Quail Pointing Dogs (Ala. Quail Hunters)

FOOD VENDORS
R&R Snacks
Golden Rule BBQ
Hydrospot
Cone Zone

ENTERTAINMENT (stage located near the fountain)
Alyson Carden
Trey Burroughs

Alabama Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be open for tours
See raptors on the Treetop Nature Trail

Oak Mountain Interpretive Center Grand Opening at 1 p.m.

10:30 and 2:30
Helicopter Water Rescue Demonstration by WMD State Trooper Rescue Team, State Trooper Aviation Unit, Pelham Fire and Rescue, and Calera Swift Water Rescue

Hunter Education Field Test
To receive Hunter Education certification during Expo, you must register online by May 1 (Select Shelby County). On May 2, check in at the park office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for testing instructions.

AND MORE!

SPONSORS
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation
Weatherby Foundation

With Support From:
Buckmasters
Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel
Waters Truck and Tractor Supply
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Livingston Lures (FREE Livingston lures will be given out during the day!)

Directions to Oak Mountain State Park from I-65:

Oak Mountain State Park is located 15 miles south of Birmingham off Exit 246 on Interstate 65.

From I-65, take the Cahaba Valley Road (AL-119) exit. Go south on AL-119 and immediately turn left onto State Park Road. Go approximately 1.5 miles to the park entrance.

 


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