Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:00am

Playing with the Hand Dealt – Managing the Existing Forest, a symposium for forest landowners, takes place February 17 in Tuscaloosa. Following the symposium at the Bryant Conference Center, outstanding forest landowners will be recognized at an awards dinner. Attend both events for $55 if you register by Feb. 3. 

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

This 3-day outreach program gives students and their parents the opportunity to experience and to be educated in an outdoor skill that helped to settle this country. 

Recommended for ages 7 and up. Youth ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Youth over 16 are not required to have an adult present but it is recommended.

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

Participate in a weekend that highlights the majestic bald eagle. Live bird demonstrations, guest speakers, field trips and more.

Lodging and camping packages available.

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Friday, February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:30am

Enjoy a nature photography weekend at beautiful Joe Wheeler State Park!

Loding packages available.

Learn computer techniques and take field trips to improve your outdoor photgraphy skills.

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:30pm to Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join us for a weekend of waterfowl and wildlife sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Parks and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.

Birding field trips, guest speakers and wildlife programs throughout the weekend.

Lodging packages available.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:00am

The adult trapper education workshop gives landowners and land managers the opportunity to experience and to be educated in an outdoor skill that helped to settle this country. 

Held at Southern Sportsman Lodge northside of Highway 80 between mile marker 104 and 105, west of Montgomery and east of Selma. Registration fee required.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:00am

The Alabama Conservation Advisory Board will hold its second meeting of 2017 at Lake Guntersville State Park in the lodge.

If you wish to speak at the meeting, please sign up between 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Please bring 18 copies of all documents you wish to distribute to the Board to the Registration Table. Make sure your name and organization is on the each document.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 6:30am

10K, 5K and Fun Run  with prizes

Pre-register before March 7 to be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day.

Race Day Registration - 6:30-7:30 am
Extreme 10k & 5K Start - 8:00 am
Fun Run - 9:00 am
Awards and brunch to follow races

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The annual expo features a variety of informative presentations, exhibitions and interactive displays by experienced outdoorsmen, professionals, educators and enthusiasts.

Free admission

Food vendors available on-site

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

This annual event features hikes through beautiful DeSoto State Park to view blooming plants.

A Social on Friday night kicks off the free event.

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

This event is part of HandyFest.

Concessions available, but bring your own lawn chair.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

More than 300 scarecrows are spread along the trails at Frank Jackson State Park.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

The 14th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest is Oct. 4-7, 2017.

Alabama Coastal BirdFest is an annual event with guided trips, speakers, dinners, and free activities on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast.

Trips and evening events require advance registration. Registration opens in early August.

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