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Alabama State Parks Announces Eagle Award Winners

New Eagle Statue Added to Lake Guntersville State Park

Uphill Battle Continues on Bobwhite Quail

Now that the white-tailed deer season has ended, hunters will likely turn their attention once again to small game like rabbits, squirrels and the bobwhite quail, although quail hunting is nothing like it once was. When fence rows from small farms and family gardens crisscrossed Alabama and the Southeast, the bobwhite flourished. Since large-scale farming operations became the norm and many families moved to urban and suburban areas, the quail habitat has significantly diminished and so has the number of wild bobwhites. “Unfortunately, we can’t turn back the clock to the habitat…