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October 2008 Outdoor Alabama Magazine

Treestand accidents are the leading cause of injuries to deer hunters. Wearing a full body harness anchored to the tree from the time you leave the ground until the time you are back down is one of several tips to hunting safely and returning home free of injury.
By David Rainer
Located in northeast Alabama, Cathedral Caverns State Park offers an underground view of Alabama that never fails to impress.
By David Rainer
The Perdido River’s Longleaf Hills
As part of public land purchased through the Forever Wild Program, the Perdido River Longleaf Hills tract offers hunting, canoeing, birding, fishing and wildlife watching.
By Gregory M. Lein
The Forever Wild Program
By Gregory M. Lein
War of a Different Kind
The war against invasive species is being fought by many agencies and organizations including the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. When it comes to importation of animals, Conservation Officers serve as the first line of defense against the threat of invasives.
By Michael Bloxom
Geneva State Forest Offers Outdoor Opportunities
With a 100-acre lake repaired and restocked with fish, this state forest adds fishing to its list of recreational opportunities.
By John S. Powers
Alabama Starts White-tailed Deer Records Program
ADCNR now scores deer for its new recognition program.
By David Rainer
Alabama Indians Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month
November is designated as the month when American Indians celebrate their rich culture.
Parks Profile
Watchable Wildlife
American Coot
By Steve Bryant

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