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Two CWD cases suspected in NE Mississippi, first ever within 25 miles of Alabama border

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Thursday announced that the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has received “suspect positive”...

Auburn University professor’s study finds size of urban green spaces determines biodiversity

A recent study co-authored by an Auburn University professor, using nearly two decades of data on birds inhabiting New York City parks, answers longstanding questions about...

Tips for hunting the rut in Alabama

While the white-tailed deer rut has come and gone in a few areas in Alabama, hunters in the majority of the state are dealing...

Monroe County acquisition protects Red Hills salamander habitat

A significant step in protecting an amphibian species that only lives in Alabama was celebrated last week at the Forever Wild Red Hills Complex...

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant will help rare fish to thrive in Alabama

A tiny freshwater fish, recently rediscovered in Alabama, will get some help to survive, thanks to a grant from the nonprofit National Fish and Wildlife...

Last-minute Christmas gifts for outdoors enthusiasts

Buying Christmas gifts for those who love the outdoors can be a daunting task simply because we tend to already be outfitted for every...

2020 Alabama red snapper season closed for private anglers

After completing a review of the extended fall weekend private angler red snapper season, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has...

Public land provides opportunities to hunt rut all season

Most people think the rutting activity of white-tailed deer in Alabama occurs mostly in January and into February. However, if you’re willing to travel,...

Venison recipes that are perfect for the holidays

When that Thanksgiving turkey has been reduced to a discarded carcass, it’s time to break out those wild game and fish recipes to enjoy...

Wonderland Under Warrior returns at Alabama’s Rickwood Caverns State Park

Alabama State Parks, a division of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, this week announced that one of the state’s unique holiday traditions...

With piers closed, Thornton takes to Alabama’s beautiful beaches

With a nickname like Pier Pounder, David Thornton of Mobile has seen his favorite pastime disappear with 2020’s double whammy of hurricanes. Hurricane Sally...

Nearly $26M of Fish and Wildlife grants coming to Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Governor Kay Ivey announced Thursday that $25,970,000 million worth of projects on Alabama's coastline have been funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation...

Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association launches ninth annual Big Buck Photo Contest

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) on Wednesday announced the kickoff of its ninth annual Big Buck Photo Contest. “Deer hunting in Alabama, and especially...

Parks officials working to reopen portion of Gulf State Park Pier

Gulf State Park on Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast will be a beehive of activity now and into the future. One of the priorities is to...

Alabama Power, Southern Company support research to fight bat-killing disease

Bats can be scary to some people. But far more frightening is the impact a virulent bat disease is having on the furry, flying...

WFF reports no CWD positives; Testing continues

With the nation focused on the coronavirus, very little has been heard about the status of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Alabama. Chuck Sykes, Director...

Feral hog population in Alabama shows no decline

Despite an increased effort to mitigate the impact of feral hogs in Alabama, the hog population shows no indication of decline. “Unfortunately, it appears their...

Weekends open until private anglers meet snapper quota

If the recent blustery weather caused anglers to forgo a red snapper trip during the weekend extensions, don’t fret. Scott Bannon, Director of Alabama...

Sec. of Interior Bernhardt adds handicap accessible path in Cheaha State Park to National Trails System

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has added the Bald Rock Boardwalk in Alabama's Cheaha State Park to the National Trail System. The Department...

New pavilion at Alabama’s Turkey Creek Nature Preserve expands education options

Turkey Creek in north Jefferson County is home to not only one, but three endangered species of fish, including one found nowhere else on...

Researchers helping Alabama oyster farmers survive COVID-19 setbacks

A new program is helping oyster farmers hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic while simultaneously improving oyster reefs on the Gulf Coast. The Concerned Oystermen...

Wood duck mates determine migration routes

In the waterfowl world, Alabama’s most abundant species, the wood duck, is not known for migrating long distances. It turns out, the wood duck migration...

Don’t get complacent about hunter safety

Although the number of hunting accidents has held steady for the last several years, Captain Marisa Futral doesn’t want Alabama’s hunters to take anything...

Despite hurricane, October snapper extension still on

Despite the tumult caused by Hurricane Sally’s direct hit, the October 10-12 red snapper season is still on for Alabama’s private recreational anglers. The hurdle...