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July 2009 Outdoor Alabama Magazine

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Cover Photo By David Steen

Treefrogs almost certainly make up part of Alabama’s nighttime chorus wherever you live. Seven species of treefrogs are found in Alabama. Learn about their characteristics and the life cycle of frogs in this article.
By Eric Soehren

Listen to Alabama's Treefrogs!
Click on each to hear sounds.
Green Treefrog                  Bird-voiced Treefrog  
Barking Treefrog                Squirrel Treefrog          
 
Recordings are from the CD produced by Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Calls of the Wild: Vocalizations of Georgia’s Frogs by John B. Jensen and Walter W. Knapp. All recordings by Walter W. Knapp. Click here for ordering Information.


Since 1959, Alabama’s Marine Police have been protecting Alabama’s waterways. Through educational efforts and progressive safety laws and regulations, those waterways are safer than ever.
By David Rainer
 
When an angler aboard the Annie Girl first hooked a big one, he had no idea it was a bluefin tuna. Follow his seven-and-a-half-hour battle for the behemoth bluefin.
By David Rainer
 
The park rangers in Alabama’s 22 state parks have diverse jobs. From law enforcement to search and rescue to maintenance, they do it all while ensuring that guests have a safe, enjoyable visit.
By David Rainer

Plenty of bass, bream and catfish await you at Washington County Lake, one of Alabama’s 23 public fishing lakes.
By Ben Ricks
 
By all accounts, the Outdoor Alabama Expo held at Oak Mountain State Park on May 1-2, 2009 was a huge success.
 
 
 
Field trials have a long history in Alabama. Read about this long-standing tradition.
By Rebecca Leigh White
 
Today’s youth have countless entertainment options that did not exist a generation ago. Getting them outdoors is a challenge, but a dove shoot is a great way to introduce them to hunting.
By Jud Easterwood
 
Parks Profile
 
 
Watchable Wildlife
By Mike Sievering
 

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