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July 2010 Outdoor Alabama Magazine

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Cover Photo by Judd Patterson

Longleaf and Gophers
Efforts to restore the longleaf pine ecosystem are also benefitting the many plant and animal species that call it home. Among those is the threatened gopher tortoise, whose burrow also supports a host of other wildlife species.
By John S. Powers

Delta Bass
The Mobile-Tensaw Delta can be a harsh environment for bass. Alabama’s Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries is rearing a line of Delta bass to release into these waters with the hope of improving growth rates and survival.
By David Rainer

Delta Wonders
Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw Delta is one of the state’s most valued natural treasures.
By Keith Gauldin

Technology Aids Coastal Enforcement
Computers with wireless capability and newly installed observation cameras are increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of Alabama’s Marine Resources enforcement officers.
By David Rainer

Pull-out Poster – Be a Team Player, Wear Your Life Jacket!

Backpacking Alabama
Read about some of Alabama’s best trails for backcountry hiking and backpacking.
By Dr. Eric Beck

Snake Proof Your Home
Most Alabamians will see a snake around their home at some point and time. While most snakes are harmless and have beneficial qualities, there are some things you can do to reduce a chance encounter.
By Roger Clay

Control Techniques for Feral Hogs
The feral hog is one of the state’s largest nuisance animal problems. Learn about some control methods used to reduce populations.
By Chris Jaworowski

Don’t Be a Kidnapper!
You may think you hare helping that “abandoned” fawn, but taking it out of the wild could cause more harm than good.
By Marisa Lee

Parks Profile
Lake Lurleen State Park

Conservation News

Watchable Wildlife
Raccoon
By Phil Miller
 

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