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Previous Columns by David Rainer

Linder's Monster Bass Maybe Coulda - July 17, 2014

Red Snapper Back in the ADSFR - July 10, 2014

Red Snapper Fishing Weekends in July - July 3, 2014

B.A.I.T. Report Confirms Great Bass Fishing - June 26, 2014

DMAP Still Available; New Version in Works - June 19, 2014

Bama Boats Rule at Biloxi Billfish Event - June 12, 2014

Changes in Alligator Registration for 2014 - June 5, 2014

Report All Red Snapper Landed in Alabama - May 29, 2014

Suppressor Use Expected to Be Minimal - May 22, 2014

Snapper Season Shrinks to Nine Days - May 15, 2014

CAB Tweaks Deer Boundary, Gator Season - May 8, 2014

Wild Pig Conference Looks for Solutions - May 1, 2014

Hoop-Net Tradition Survives in Choctaw County - April 24, 2014

Archers Aim for Top Honor at State Championship - April 17, 2014

State Parks' Schedules Filled to Brim - April 10, 2014

Ray Scott's Retreat a Bass Angler's Dream - April 3, 2014

Kennamer Impressed, Thornton Wins at Governor's Hunt - March 20, 2014

Marine Resources Seeks Red Snapper Reporting System - March 13, 2014

CAB Considers February Deer Season, Doe Bag Limit - March 6, 2014

Howell's Final-Round 'Big Bag' Claims 2014 Classic - February 27, 2014

Deer Season Features Cold Weather, Few Changes - February 20, 2014

Rabbit-Hunting Tradition Lives on in Macon County - February 13, 2014

Classic Angler Expects Big Numbers at Guntersville - February 6, 2014

Don't Miss Eagle Weekends at Guntersville - January 30, 2014

BOW Instills Confidence in Women in the Outdoors - January 23, 2014

Cold Doesn't Deter Buckmasters Life Classic Hunters - January 16, 2014

WFF Officials Put Public Safety First - January 9, 2014

Dunsmore Attests That Deer Make Dangerous Pets - December 19, 2013

Wheeler Refuge Celebrates 75th Anniversary - December 12, 2013

Don't Overlook Inshore Fishing in L.A. This Time of Year - December 5, 2013

Make Hunter Safety Priority During Thanksgiving Week - November 28, 2013

Cassimus, Mentors Make Youth Hunt Special - November 21, 2013

Baumhower, State Parks Kick Off Anniversary Celebration - November 14, 2013

Prattville's Lane Has One Last Shot at Classic - November 7, 2013

Invasive Lionfish Threat to Alabama Marine Species -October 31, 2013

Sykes Hopeful Hunters Will Embrace Game Check - October 24, 2013

Red Snapper Plentiful as Fall Season Closes - October 17, 2013

Nuisance Animals Are Niemeyer's Forte - October 10, 2013

Alabama Bass Trails Adds Tournament Series - October 3, 2013

Fall Wild Game Fare from the Freezer - September 26, 2013

ASMC Spreads Word About Alabama’s Great Seafood - September 19, 2013

Dove Hunt Memories and Mentoring - September 12, 2013

McAteer's 14-Footer Tops Alligator Season - September 5, 2013

Early Teal, Canada Goose Kick Off Waterfowl Seasons - August 29, 2013

Buckmasters, ACES Join Forces at Expo - August 22, 2013

Mariculture Center Reborn in Gulf Shores - August 15, 2013

Boaters Wanted for 'Load The Lock' Event - August 8, 2013

A New Stop on the North Alabama Birding Trail - August 1, 2013

Red Snapper Quota Increased, Possible Fall Season - July 25, 2013

Minton Reefs Offer Near-Shore Opportunities - July 18, 2013

Red Drum Returns to ADSFR Lineup - July 11, 2013

Alabama Deer Management Not One-Size-Fits-All - July 4, 2013

New Planting Guidelines Should Help Dove Hunters - June 27, 2013

Gulf State Park Adds New Attractions - June 20, 2013

Snapper Season Still Highly Debated - June 13, 2013

Marine Says "Fishing Makes Day Better" - June 6, 2013

Sunken Ship to Provide Diving and Fishing Opportunities - May 23, 2013

Alabama Snapper Season Set for 28 Days - May 16, 2013

Gulf State Park Lodge Project Clears Hurdles - May 9, 2013

Humminbird Celebrates Colombo's Hall Induction - May 2, 2013

Doubling Down During Tough Turkey Season - April 25, 2013

Wilson's Smallmouth Fishing Something to Crow About - April 18, 2013

Beyond BOW Explores 5 Rivers Delta Center - April 11, 2013

Anglers Hone Skills on High School Teams - April 4, 2013

Cold Weather Keeps Lid on Turkey Success - March 28, 2013

Summit Boosts Marketing of Alabama Seafood - March 21, 2013

CAB Passes February Extension in Southwest Alabama - March 14, 2013

Lowndes WMA Addition Boosts Waterfowl Opportunities - March 7, 2013

State Parks Ready for Spring-Break Visitors - February 28, 2013

Red Snapper Season Turmoil Continues - February 21, 2013

February Deer Season Proposed for SW Alabama - February 14, 2013

Youngsters Swarm to Barbour WMA Youth Hunt - February 7, 2013

Bluebill's Long Journey Leads to Alabama - January 31, 2013

Weather Doesn't Cooperate for BOW Hunters - January 24, 2013

Brown Enjoys Fresh Air at Buckmasters - January 17, 2013

Sykes Becomes WFF Director on Birthday - January 10, 2013

Gulf Restoration Council Waiting on Funding - December 20, 2012

Council Takes Aim at Feral Hog Control - December 13, 2012

Residents Have Options for Nuisance Animals - December 6, 2012

Cold-Weather Crappie Hot at Weiss Lake - November 29, 2012

Deer Take Advantage of Another Good Acorn Crop - November 22, 2012

Bassmaster Classic Back to Bama - November 15, 2012

Cookoff Showcases Oysters - November 8, 2012

Master National Showcases Lawley Field Trial Area - November 1, 2012

Choctaw Bluff Takes Gulf Coast Cook-Off - October 25, 2012

Scarecrows Fill Frank Jackson State Park - October 18, 2012

Hunters Make Progress on Treestand Accidents - October 11, 2012

Corps May Reconsider Alabama Lock Policy - October 4, 2012

States Search for More Boating Access - September 27, 2012

Responders Quick to Mitigate Isaac Impact - September 20, 2012

North Zone Dove Hunt Focuses on Next Generation - September 13, 2012

Alabama River Produces More Huge Gators - September 6, 2012

Don't Forget Hearing Protection in the Field - August 30, 2012

Conservation Plan for Nongame Species Updated - August 23, 2012

Gray Brings London Gold Back to Alabama - August 16, 2012

Greenwings Kick Off Promising Duck Season - August 9, 2012

Fresh Air Family Tries to Restore Outdoors Connection - July 26, 2012

Jacob's Mountain Gets Forever Wild Approval - July 19, 2012

Decatur Community Archery Park Opens - July 12, 2012

Snapper Extension Gives Anglers Extra Weekend - July 5, 2012

Carter Has Lifelong Connection to Guntersville - June 28, 2012

Gulf Pier Veterans Work Together to Land Fish - June 21, 2012

Legislation Could Help RESTORE Gulf Coast - June 14, 2012

Overlooked Treasure at Rickwood Caverns - June 7, 2012

Video Adds New Dimension to Snapper Research - May 31, 2012

Advisory Board Votes Down Permit System for Elmore - May 24, 2012

Artificial Reef Program May Soon Get Its Due - May 17, 2012

Fancher Beast Sets High Bar for Gator Season - May 10, 2012

Retrievers Offer Preview of Master National - May 3, 2012

Fishing Class for Physical Education - April 26, 2012

Second-Grader Catches Record King - April 19, 2012

Catfish Trip Develops Record Twist - April 12, 2012

Early Spring Impacts Turkey Season - April 5, 2012

Big Speckled Trout Live in Little Lagoon - March 29, 2012

CAB Approves Fish Discard, Turtle Regulations - March 22, 2012

Alabama Bass Trail Highlights State's Great Fishing - March 15, 2012

Vinson's February Likely Like No Other - March 8, 2012

Ross' Geese Top Waterfowl Art Contest - March 1, 2012

Maintenance Key to Reliable Firearms Afield - February 23, 2012

Snapper Season Likely Shortest Ever - February 16, 2012

CAB Issues Include Turtle Threat, Deer Season - February 9, 2012

Governor's Quail Hunt Surpasses Goal - February 2, 2012

Herron Sets Example with Youth Hunts - January 26, 2012

Buckmasters Classic Hunt Honors Hinton - January 19, 2012

BOW Deer Hunt Produces Stories to Tell - January 12, 2012

Pugh Continues Advocacy for Hunting in Alabama - January 5, 2012

Lindsey Back at Work After Near-Fatal Fall - December 22, 2011

Mariculture Center Upgrade Underway - December 15, 2011

Don't Forget Harvest Record - December 8, 2011

Karns Study Seeks SOOS Answers - December 1, 2011

Coon Hunters Love Their Dogs and Community - November 23, 2011

MRD, CCA Team Up to Complete Bayou Cour Reef - November 17, 2011

BayBears' Ward Adjusts to Flushing Quail - November 10, 2011

Foster Becomes Bowhunting Convert - November 3, 2011 

Rehabilitated Kemp's Ridley Released - October 27, 2011

Quail-Oyster Dish Takes AWF Prize - October 20, 2011

Promising Forecast for Duck Hunters - October 13, 2011

Pugh to Retire as WFF Director - October 6, 2011

Forever Wild Takes Message to Football Stadiums - September 29, 2011

Veterans Treated to Bass Fishing at A HERO Event - September 22, 2011

Tree-Stand Safety Starts with Full-Body Harness - September 15, 2011

Fancher's Monster Gator Tops 2011 Season - September 8, 2011

Snapper Fishing So Good Quota Exceeded - September 1, 2011

Buckmasters Celebrates 25th Anniversary - August 25, 2011

FDA Tests Rodeo Fish, Deems Seafood Safe - August 18, 2011

Planting Regulations for Doves Reaffirmed - August 11, 2011

B.A.S.S. Headed Back to Alabama - August 4, 2011

Thompson Takes Over Helm at Marine Police - July 28, 2011

Three Alabama Anglers Among Bassmaster All-Stars - July 21, 2011

Good News: Gulf State Park Fire Reduces Fuel Load - July 14, 2011

ADSFR Returns with Record Ambitions - July 7, 2011

Future of Forever Wild in Voters' Hands - June 23, 2011

UA Outdoor Learning Center Unveiled - June 16, 2011

Big Red Snapper Rise to the Occasion - June 9, 2011

New Customers Keep A-Team Fishing Afloat - June 2, 2011

Eufaula Bass in Need of Selective Harvest - May 26, 2011

Advisory Board Puts Rest of Chilton on Permit System - May 19, 2011

Task Force Tackles Gulf Restoration - May 12, 2011

Live Webcast Debuts with Snakes, Alligators - May 5, 2011

All Gulf Waters Finally Open to Fishing - April 28, 2011

Snapper Season Closing Date Still Undecided - April 21, 2011

Marines: Making Difference for All of Us - April 14, 2011

Persistence Leads to Successful Turkey Hunting - April 7, 2011

Share Memories from Alabama State Parks - April 7, 2011

Weeks Bay Day Celebrates Reserve's 25th Anniversary - March 24, 2011

Board Takes Cautious Approach to February Season - March 17, 2011

Pick Pickwick for Trophy Smallmouth - March 10, 2011

Guntersville Tops Classic Anglers' Poll - March 3, 2011

Wild Animals Fare Poorly in Captivity, Pose Risk - February, 24, 2011

Snapper Season on Gulf Council Agenda - February 17, 2011

Advisory Board Puts Tallapoosa on Permit System - February 10, 2011

100-1000 Program Takes First Step in Mobile Bay - February 3, 2011

Guy Returns to Roots as Conservation Commissioner - January 28, 2011

New Hunter Welcomed at Wounded Veterans Hunt - January 21, 2011

Lawley Back to Pell City after 8 Years at Helm of DCNR - January 14, 2011

Marine Conservation Loses Longtime Leader - January 7, 2011

Tip411 Provides Another Tool to Report Violations - December 23, 2010

Caucuses Work to Preserve Outdoors Tradition - December 16, 2010

New Book Highlights Wildlife Successes - December 9, 2010

Check Equipment at Public Shooting Ranges - December 2, 2010

White Trout Biting; Snapper Captains Happy - November 25, 2010

Keep Hunter Safety the Top Priority - November 18, 2010

Oak Mountain Archery Hunt Format Changed - November 11, 2010

Restoring Mussels Top Priority at Aquatic Biodiversity Center - November 4, 2010

Fall Snapper Trip Yields Full Fish Locker - October 28, 2010

Gulf State Park Adds New Pool, Campground Facilities - October 21, 2010

Normal Mast Crop Bodes Well for Deer Hunters - October 14, 2010

Coastal Birdfest Highlights Species and Habitat - October 7, 2010

Rolling on the River at Joe Wheeler State Park - September 30, 2010

Back in the Teal Blind Again, Finally - September 23, 2010

Wheeler Lake Home of Monster Cats - September 16, 2010

Big Gators Highlight 2010 Season - September 9, 2010

Advisory Board Gets Oil Spill Update - September 2, 2010

Fall Snapper Season Gets Thumbs Up from Council - August 26, 2010

Flathead Catfish Pose Concern on Choctawhatchee - August 19, 2010

Crozier Cautiously Optimistic in Aftermath of Oil Spill - August 12, 2010

Alabama Coast Battles Oil-Covered Perception - August 5, 2010

Prattville's Lane Gets Shot at Bassmaster Postseason - July 22, 2010

ANG Helicopter Offers New Perspective on Oil Spill Response - July 15, 2010

Eastern Indigo Snakes Get Another Chance - July 8, 2010

Ros: Kayak Fishing Equals Freedom - July 1, 2010

Gulf Council Hopes for Fall Snapper Season - June 24, 2010

ADSFR Forced to Cancel 2010 Events - June 17, 2010

Oil's Effect on Offshore Habit Has Shipp Concerned - June 10, 2010

Snapper Season Ends Essentially after Opening Day - June 3, 2010

AWF Cook-Off Teams Cook Up Humor, Tasty Fare - May 27, 2010

Advisory Board Hears Requests, Finalizes Hunting Seasons - May 20, 2010

Pier License, No Net-Loss Bills Passed - May 13, 2010

ADCNR Prepares for Impact of Oil Spill - May 6, 2010

Gowen: Wheeler Doesn't Get Its Due - April 29, 2010

White-Nose Syndrome Threatens Bats - April 22, 2010

Anglers Await Arrival of Cobia, Tripletail - April 15, 2010

Barnetts Update Wild Turkey Book - April 8, 2010

Oyster Relay Works to Revive Reefs - April 1, 2010

Alabama River Produces Slab Crappie, Again - March 25, 2010

Sipsey Fork Groups Debate Access to Trout - March 18, 2010

WFFD Tries New Tactic For Stocking Delta Bass - March 11, 2010

Yo-yos Maximize Cold-Weather Fishing Success - March 4, 2010

Classic Showcases Alabama's Renowned Bass Fishing - February 25, 2010

Snapper Season Shorter Despite Higher Quota - February 18, 2010

Advisory Board Endorses Forever Wild, Sees New Honor Guard - February, 11, 2010

Latest Deer Season Appears 'Average' - February 4, 2010

Seminars' Aim: Save Trapping Tradition - January 28, 2010

Disabled Hunt Has Personal Impact on Morrow - January 21, 2010

Snapper Stocks [INVALID]s; Increase Quota Delayed - January 14, 2010

WMAs Saved with Long-Term Leases - January 7, 2010

Fairhope Students Release Alligator Gar - December 17, 2009

Don't Take Firearms Safety for Granted - December 10, 2009

Gulf State Pier Back in Full Operation - December 3, 2009

Day Outdoors Offers Wonderful Education - November 26, 2009

Barbour Countians Give Buck Restrictions Thumbs Up - November 19,2009

Boats Fill Perdido Pass to Protest Gulf Fishing Regs - November 12, 2009

Fall Foliage in North Alabama Breathtaking - November 5, 2009

Alabama Bucks Have Hunters Excited - October 29, 2009

WMAs Offer Quality Hunting to Public - October 22, 2009

Dunn Aims Efforts at Non-Hunters, Youth - October 15, 2009

Lowndes WMA Adds 1,343 Acres Through Forever Wild - October 8, 2009

Weather Doesn't Dim Youth Dove Hunt Enthusiasm - October 1, 2009

Forever Wild Adds Tracts, OKs Purchase in Elmore County - September 24, 2009

Calm Wind, Flounder Make for Gigging Good Night - September 17, 2009

Vinson Predicts Good Fishing for BASS Events - September 10, 2009

Thornton's Delta Gator Enters Record Book - September 3, 2009

Abundant Ducks, Water Have Waterfowlers Pumped - August 27,2009

Black Belt Adventures Taps Rich Natural Resources - August 20, 2009

Alliance's Goal: Healthy Gulf of Mexico - August 13, 2009

Lakepoint Resort Open for Business - August 6, 2009

Red Snapper on Comeback Trail - July 30, 2009

Gulf State Park Celebrates Pier Opening - July 23, 2009

ADSFR Aids in Bull Redfish Sampling - July 16, 2009

Summer Means Bream Biting at Lake Eufaula - July 9, 2009

Fish Lesions Likely Result of Freshwater Influx - July 2, 2009

Bass Fishing Shines in BAIT Report - June 25, 2009

Hendron Honored for Geneva Response - June 18, 2009

Cook-Off Winners Score Big Points - June 4, 2009

Little River Canyon Offers Amazing Vistas - May 28, 2009

Dog Deer Hunting Permit System Approved - May 21, 2009

Cullman Community Archery Park Opens - May 14, 2009

Big Fish Provide Big Surprises - May 7, 2009

Alabama Gets $51.1 Million CIAP Share - April 30, 2009

Quail Group Honors WFF's Stewart - April 23, 2009

Outdoor Expo Offers Fun for All - April 16, 2009

Camden's McGraw Atop Friction Calling World - April 9, 2009

Marine Police Celebrates 50th Anniversary - April 2, 2009

Wildlife Violator Compact Tops Legislative List - March 26, 2009

Sheepshead Fishing Hot on Alabama Coast - March 19, 2009

Advisory Board Postpones Dog Deer Hunting Votes - March 12, 2009

DeSoto State Park Campground Set to Reopen - March 5, 2009

Search Is on for Southern Walleye - February 26, 2009

Mosley Makes Most of Trips to Tombigbee - February 19, 2009

Rattlesnake 'Gassing' Gets CAB's Attention - February 12, 2009

Feral Hog Problem Multiplies Quickly - February 5, 2009

Blair Earns Redemption at Buckmasters Life Hunt - January 29, 2009

Dove Hunt Gets Youths Off to Right Start - January 22, 2009

Ignore Scare Tactics about Venison - January 15, 2009

Use of Deer Scents Starts with Being Scent-Free - January 8, 2009

BHA Becomes Partner in Oak Mountain Hunt - January 1, 2009

Johnson Witnessed Change in Wildlife Attitudes - December 18, 2008

Tribute to an Outdoors Father - Donald Rainer - December 11, 2008

Waterfowl Season Off to Good Start - December 4, 2008

Fewer Acorns Good News for Deer Hunters - November 20, 2008

Dove Hunt Shows Appreciation to Hunter Ed Instructors - November 13, 2008

Alabama Gulf Coast Offers Fun Family Fishing - November 6, 2008

'Merch' Gets Proper Burial at Coon Dog Cemetery - October 30, 2008

Alabama Red-Bellied Turtle Gets Added Protection - October 23, 2008

BOW Brings Smiles to Participants' Faces - October 16, 2008

Newly Renamed Birdfest Set Oct. 16-19 - October 9, 2008

Teague: Choose Deer Ammo Wisely - October 2, 2008

ADCNR Adjusts to Fuel Price Crunch - September 25, 2008

Jubilees Spice Life on Eastern Shore - September 18, 2008

New Marengo Shooting Range Open - September 11, 2008

Fines for Game Violations Now Have Teeth - September 4, 2008

Storm Limits Alligator Season Success - August 28, 2008

Cathedral Caverns Inspire Awe - August 21, 2008

 


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