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David Rainer: Conservation’s R3 program expanding college outreach

One of the goals of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is to not only manage and conserve our abundant natural...

Nature Conservancy to dedicate new 1,000-acre preserve at Flagg Mountain

The Nature Conservancy in Alabama will hold an Earth Day dedication for its new Fenvkvcēkv (pronounced finuh-guh-jee-guh) Creek Preserve at Flagg Mountain in Coosa...

Gulf Shore State Park introduces new cabins on Lake Shelby

Gulf Shore State park held a ribbon cutting ceremony for new cabins that were unveiled on Lake Shelby as part of an $8.8 million...

AL Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Law Enforcement Section hopes to gain national accreditation

With the goal of strengthening conservation efforts in Alabama, the Law Enforcement Section of the ADCNR's Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division has announced that...

David Rainer: McCaleb crowned grand champion at Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt

Despite some challenging weather conditions, the Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt last week was another resounding success with numerous hunters from across the nation...

David Rainer: Mobile’s EcoWild Expo celebrates Alabama’s outdoors

Alabama is blessed with many natural wonders and diverse ecosystems that provide abundant opportunities for Alabamians and visitors alike to enjoy. A group of folks...

Alabama Black Belt Adventures’ 12th annual ‘Big Gobbler’ photo contest opens

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association has officially begun its 12th annual Big Gobbler Photo Contest. The competition, according to the organization, was created to...

David Rainer: Field turkeys require special tactics, patience

One of the most frustrating aspects of pursuing the Eastern wild turkey in Alabama is hunting the wily birds in wide open territory, open...

MLF’s Fisheries Management Division helps clean up Logan Martin Lake

Alabama anglers and fishing enthusiasts who enjoy Logan Martin Lake might notice their lakeshore a little bit cleaner, and the fish a little healthier...

David Rainer: Join State Parks for Hike 24 in 24 Alabama

Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to join the naturalists and volunteers from the foothills of the Appalachians, along the Tennessee River...

Clanton native reels in win at Bass Pro Shops Redcrest

When Clanton native Dustin Connell hauled 28 score able bass in worth 83 pounds last week he became the first ever two time champion...

David Rainer: Be sure of turkey season dates, WMA regulations

The spring turkey season in Alabama is fast approaching, and some confusion exists on the dates of the Special Youth Hunt that precedes opening...

David Rainer: Agencies meet to work on feral swine solutions

Anyone who has explored Alabama’s great outdoors or spent time on a tractor cultivating an agricultural crop knows how destructive feral swine can be...

David Rainer: Conservation board celebrates successes, remembers those lost

The first 2024 meeting of the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board was a celebration of accomplishments and a remembrance of those no longer with the...

David Rainer: State public fishing lakes are community staples

Alabama is blessed with an abundance of lakes, reservoirs and waterways for residents and visitors to enjoy for fishing, boating, birdwatching and many other...

Sykes presented with career award by National Wild Turkey Federation

The National Wild Turkey Foundation has recognized Chuck Sykes, the state director of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, for his decades-long career dedicated to conservation. “It...

Alabama’s ultimate summer music festival hits Mobile with legendary lineup

A massive party is about to sweep across the South this summer. A seven-stop tour from the producers of the blockbuster Rock The South...

David Rainer: 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...

Wilcox County mourns passing of outdoor enthusiast, podcaster James ‘Big Daddy’ Lawler

One of Alabama's most well-known outdoor enthusiasts passed away early Monday morning after a battle with cancer. James "Big Daddy" Lawler of Wilcox County was...

Eagle Award winners honored by the Alabama State Parks

Alabama State Parks honored seven individuals and one organization over the weekend at the eighth annual Eagle Awards. The awards ceremony took place at Lake...

David Rainer: Dr. Bob leaves lasting legacy in Marine Fisheries

When I reflect on my 30-plus years of covering the outdoors in Alabama, several people who influenced and contributed to my writing come to...

Majority of Alabama’s public fishing lakes will return to regular hours in February

According to the state, most of Alabama's public fishing lakes are set to go back to regular hours of operation come February. Jonathan Brown, State...

Lakepoint Resort State Park hosting Fins, Feathers, and Flowers event in February

Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula is set to host an event that will offer a number of conservation themed activities for people of...

7 Things: War is near; many in Alabama delegation fault Biden’s ineptness in the Middle East; and more …

7. As annoying as Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce's relationship will be to actual football fans during the Super Bowl build-up,...