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July 2008 Outdoor Alabama Magazine

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Alabama will hold its third regulated alligator hunting season in August. Randomly selected applicants are each given the opportunity to take one alligator. Find out how this potentially dangerous reptile is hunted in Alabama.
By David Rainer
 
Officers in Training
Alabama’s Marine Police officers go through rigorous training that culminates in a written examination and on-the-water boat operations testing.
By David Rainer
 
What’s your bird IQ? Take this test and find out!
By M. Keith Hudson
 
A Bright Future
The future of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker is looking up as cooperative efforts now include translocating the birds from public land to private land.
By Eric Spadgenske
 
Don’t Drink and Boat
Fun on the water shouldn’t involve alcohol if you’re operating a boat. If it does, you may find yourself stopped by Alabama’s Marine Police.
By David Rainer
 
Get HIP
To develop more reliable estimates of the number of migratory birds harvested throughout the country, the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, or HIP, is used.
By Jeff L. Makemson
 
Though only 37 acres in size, Marion County Public Fishing Lake has earned a sparkling reputation as one of Alabama’s top catfish lakes. You can also fish for bass, bream and crappie.
By Phil Ekema
 
Ride Responsibly
An all-terrain vehicle is not only fun to ride, it is a useful tool for landowners. Precautions should be taken, however, to ride safely and responsibly.
By Daniel G. Toole
 
 
On the Web / Contributors
 
Parks Profile
 
Conservation News
 
Watchable Wildlife
Common Nighthawk
By Steve Bryant

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