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April 2008 Outdoor Alabama Magazine

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Cover Photo of Georgia Aster
by Bill Garland

Bibb County Glades 
It’s been called the “botanical discovery of the century.” Find out why an area in Bibb County, Alabama, is home to such rare and diverse plant life.
By Bill Garland

Spring Specks
Now is the time for speckled trout fishing along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Get some tips from experts on how to successfully catch this popular fish.
By David Rainer
Fisheries biologists are one step closer to learning more about the rare and elusive Alabama sturgeon after a surprise catch on the Alabama River.
By Steven J. Rider
Renovated and Ready
Guntersville State Park Lodge is open for business after complete renovations to meeting rooms, hotel rooms and the restaurant. With one of the most beautiful views in Alabama, the lodge has been restored to its former glory.
By David Rainer
Setting an Example
In the early 1970s, Officer Rayford “Fuzz” Hamilton made quite an impression on a young officer in his charge. Read how one man made a difference in the field of conservation enforcement.
By Captain Johnny Johnson
Turkey Vest Essentials
From basic to advanced, does your turkey vest hold all the tools necessary to bring in a gobbler?
By David Rainer
My Secret Bait
It’s free and it works—find out the secret that can help you catch all the fish you can eat!
By Rebecca Leigh White
On the Web / Contributors
Parks Profile
Watchable Wildlife
Velvet Ant
By Seth Douglas

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