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April 2004

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Oysters: Alabama’s First Fishery
The oyster industry has a long and storied history in Alabama. As you’ll read in this article, it’s still going strong today.
By Mark VanHoose

Fur Trapping and Trading
The fur trade in North America began when the first Europeans stepped foot on this continent. Learn the connection between fur trapping and the settlement of our nation.
By Michael E. Sievering

Alabama River Rat
Illegal night hunting is one of the most serious game law violations. Read how one night hunter got caught in the act.
By Lt. Mark Rouleau

Recipe for Success
Use these tips to improve the wild turkey habitat on your property.
By Steven W. Barnett

Creating Seamless Parks   PDF Map
Alabama is blessed with an abundance of recreation facilities. Read how federal, state and local agencies are working together to improve the visitor’s experience.
By Talmadge Butler

Flowering Dogwood
Whether you live in the city or the country, dogwood blooms signal the beginning of spring.
By Steve Threlkeld

The Legacy of Homer Scott Swingle
Part two of this profile on one of Alabama’s most innovative scientists focuses on his role in establishing fisheries programs around the globe.
By Jerry L. Moss and Dr. Donovan D. Moss

Are You a VIP?
A new program called Volunteers in Parks is asking for your help to improve and maintain Alabama’s beautiful state parks.
By Gaylon Gwin

Needed: License to Drive
Do you need a boat operator’s license? Find out who is required to possess a license and how to obtain one.
By Erica Shipman

Think Before You Release!
Alabama has more fish, mussels, snails, and crayfish species than any other state. To keep it that way, it is now unlawful to release certain species into waters of the state.
By Steven J. Rider

The Science of Deer Management
Deer reproduction trends are being studied by wildlife biologists in Alabama.
By Bill Gray

Watchable Wildlife: Cope’s Gray Treefrog
By Eric C. Soehren

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