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February 2009

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Cover photo by Ben Jackson III 

2009 Photo Contest Winners
Here they are—the winning photos of the Sixth Annual Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest. In addition to two youth categories, a category for state parks was added this year. See all of the winning photographs beginning on page 6. Maybe they’ll serve as inspiration to enter the 2010 contest!

Paddling Alabama
From still water to whitewater, Alabama has a variety of paddling experiences awaiting you. This article lists rivers in different areas of the state and the experience levels needed to paddle them.
By Dr. Eric Beck

Turkeys, Timber and Tom Kelly
Considered by many the “poet laureate of the turkey world,” Tom Kelly has authored 14 books about the outdoors. Here he shares some observations about turkey hunting during his lifetime.
By David Rainer

Parks Profile
Chewacla State Park

Conservation News

Watchable Wildlife
By Rick Claybrook

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