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April 2009 Outdoor Alabama Magazine

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Cover photo by Billy Pope

Tackle Box Basics
What’s in your tackle box? Writer David Rainer recommends lures that bass anglers may want to make sure they have on their next fishing trip.
By David Rainer
The deep, clear waters of central Alabama’s Lake Martin provide essential habitat for the striped bass. A variety of fishing techniques and lures are used to catch large stripers in this reservoir.
By J. Chris Greene
Shrimp Season
Alabama’s Marine Resources biologists monitor shrimp sizes carefully to determine when the season will open. Read this article to find out how it’s done.
By David Rainer
Old-growth longleaf forest, a habitat that supports a vast number of plant and animal species, has virtually disappeared from today’s landscape. Learn more about this important component of Alabama’s history.
By Bill Garland
Applying GPS Technology to Food Plots
Using Global Positioning Technology to accurately determine acreage can help landowners produce more cost-efficient wildlife openings. As the author suggests, a GPS receiver is one gadget without the gimmick.
By Bill Gray
2010 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest
Parks Profile
Watchable Wildlife
Wood Stork
By Roger Clay

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