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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Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Learn about turkey habitat, forestry options and prescribed fire from wildlife biologists at a workshop by the Alabama Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Federation, and The Nature Conservancy. This free workshop includes lunch, preregister by April 10 to receive a free copy of “Managing Wildlife.”

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.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 4:30pm

Learn about the art of fly fishing at the Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own fly rod and reel; however, we do have fly fish gear for participants.

Register early as this class will fill up quickly, and there is a maximum capacity for this class.

Ages 12 and up; $25 fee includes fly fishing course, admission to the ANC, and a small fly box. Lunch not included.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

This workshop will focus in-depth on the management strategies for recreational fish ponds. Participants will be exposed to information and techniques to properly manage fish ponds for good fishing, controlling aquatic vegetation, and managing nuisance wildlife around the pond.

Participants are also invited to bring a water sample and/or a weed sample for identification and testing.

Registration fee of $15 includes lunch. Please call the Houston County Extension Office (334-794-4108) to pre-register for this seminar.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Japanese culture is the center of this annual event, which includes a tea ceremony and Japanese music.

The Rise Raptor Project will be a special guest this year.

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am

The FWLT will have its second quarterly meeting on May 11 in Spanish Fort, Alabama, at the Spanish Fort Community Center. 

Program updates will be given and the public will have the opportunity to address the board.

Anyone needing special accommodations should call 334-242-3051 at least 72 hours before the meeting.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

After deer and turkey seasons are over, what do I do with my hunting land until I plant food plots in fall? "After the Hunt: Year-round Wildlife Management" will focus on wildlife and forestry management techniques and property enhancements that can be completed between the hunting seasons (April to September).

This all-day, in-depth workshop will be hosted at the Prattville Bass Pro Shops Islamorada Restaurant and cover topics like Summer Forages and Food plots, Forestry Management Practices, Predator Control and Trapping, Roads and Culverts, Invasive Plants and Herbicides, and Camera Surveys. There will also be live demonstrations of some of the techniques discussed in class.

Registration fee of $20 includes lunch. Seating limited. Register online

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

On these hikes led by the park naturalist, learn about the area's ecosystem and wildlife.

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June 17

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3:00pm

You're invited to help inventory the Yates Lake West Forever Wild property. Volunteers will work with biologists for two days to collect data on the types of plants, trees, wildflowers and wildlife (birds, reptiles, etc.) that are present at Yates Lake West.

Participants should email Wayne.Barger@dcnr.alabama.gov to register.

You may come for a couple of hours or stay all day. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and snacks. You may also want to bring binoculars and a camera.

From I-85 exit 26, head north on AL Hwy 229 for approximately 17 miles. Sign in at the parking area located on the right side of the highway (N32.64534 W85.94996).

 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

This workshop will focus in-depth on the management strategies for recreational fish ponds. Participants will be exposed to information and techniques to properly manage fish ponds for good fishing, controlling aquatic vegetation, and managing nuisance wildlife around the pond.

Participants are also invited to bring a water sample and/or a weed sample for identification and testing.

Registration fee of $15 includes lunch. Call the Henry Co Extension Office to pre-register, 334-585-5416.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:30am to Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

An in-depth classroom and field instruction in “all things longleaf.” This course will better prepare landowners and natural resource professionals to address management problems specific to longleaf ecosystems. 

Topics include: History of Longelaf, Managing for Wildlife, Artificial Regeneration, Diseases and more.

Registration fee of $150 includes instructional materials and lunches.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00am to 3:00pm

$2 per person. Each participant allowed to catch 7 fish. Only one pole at a time in the water.
Contact - Betty Hall (334) 595-0800

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

This workshop will cover safety, ergonomics, starting, limbing and bucking and basic felling. Onsite demos, too.

$10 per person; seating is limited; pre-registration required; call 334-774-2329.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

After deer and turkey seasons are over, what do I do with my hunting land until I plant food plots in fall? "After the Hunt: Year-round Wildlife Management" will focus on wildlife and forestry management techniques and property enhancements that can be completed between the hunting seasons (April to September).

This all-day, in-depth workshop will be hosted at the Dale County Extension Office and cover topics like Summer Forages and Food plots, Forestry Management Practices, Predator Control and Trapping, Roads and Culverts, Invasive Plants and Herbicides, and Camera Surveys. There will also be live demonstrations of some of the techniques discussed in class.

Registration fee of $20 includes lunch. Seating limited. Register online

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

This event is part of HandyFest.

Concessions available, but bring your own lawn chair.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Show your support and concern for Alabama's waterways by participating in the annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup scheduled and help get the trash out of the splash. You or your organization can make a difference by volunteering to clean up our cherished coastal area. 

To participate, contact the zone captain in your area.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

This two-day festival features more than 125 vendors.

Free with paid parking of $5 per car.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Huntsville Obedience Training Club will hold its 15th Annual Dog Fair at Monte Sano State Park.

The day will include demonstrations and hands-on activities for the public and their canine companions, and gives local shelters and rescue groups the opportunity to showcase their dogs in need of a 'forever' home. 

Vendors' booths with dog-related items for sale help lend a country-fair atmosphere to the event, enhancing everyone's enjoyment. 

For more information, including a schedule of events, visit http://www.dogfair.org.

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.

Visit www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com to learn more.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00am

The Kayak Fishing Classic will be held on the Coosa River in Wetumpka, Ala. It's open to all anglers in kayaks, canoes, SUPs and other approved vessels. There will be camping along the river banks before and after the day of the event.

There will be an Open Division and a Championship Division. Each division will be eligible to win cash and prizes. Entry fee will be $35.

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