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April 2013 Outdoor Alabama Magazine

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Cover photo by Eric Engbretson

Big Catfish
There are some big catfish lurking in the waters of the Tennessee River in north Alabama. Avid angler and guide Brian Barton shares his technique to catching the big ones in this article.
By David Rainer

Warm Season Plantings
As part of their management plan, landowners may want to consider planting food plots that will be available for deer during the spring and summer, not just during hunting season.
By Chris Cook

Connecting to Nature
Naturalists at several state parks are helping educate visitors about Alabama’s flora and fauna.
By David Rainer

A New Chapter
After a two-year hiatus, Bibb County Lake is now open for fishing, and the fishing is good!
By Heath Haley

Hunting Feral Hogs--Tips & Tactics
As a game animal with no bag limits and no closed season, feral hogs offer a challenging hunting opportunity.
By Chris Jaworowski

Advisory Board Takes Action on February Deer Season and More

Fitting your Dog for a Life Jacket
Don’t forget the family pet when fitting boat passengers for life jackets.


DEPARTMENTS

Forever Wild Spotlight
Splinter Hill Bog
By Kenny Johnson

Officer’s Diary
By Shannon Calfee

Conservation News

Watchable Wildlife
Mississippi Diamondback Terrapin
By Keith Gauldin 

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