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October 2010 Outdoor Alabama Magazine

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Cover photo by John Ford

Ready for Waterfowl Season?
As waterfowl season approaches, here are some things to keep in mind to make your season more enjoyable. Also, learn how biologists determine seasons based on duck surveys and how purchasing a duck stamp helps waterfowl.
By Keith McCutcheon

Disappearing Tradition
Very few take advantage of Alabama’s fall turkey hunting season. Find out more about this challenging pursuit.
By David Rainer

Hunting Over Greenfields—Convenient Habit or Just a Crutch?
If you are not having success hunting exclusively over greenfields, you may want to rethink your hunting techniques. Break out of the greenfield habit using these tips.
By Chris Cook

Teaching Trapping
A new generation is being introduced to the tradition of trapping by the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.
By David Rainer

Both Eyes Open
Whether shooting at moving or stationary targets, training yourself to keep both eyes open will improve your accuracy.
By Marisa Lee

The Lost Summer
Although oil on Alabama’s beaches was sporadic, the publicity about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and fishing closures kept tourists away from the Gulf Coast during the summer of 2010. To fishermen and many businesses, the summer was truly “lost.”

Off Season Boating Safety
Fall boating can be an enjoyable pastime; just don’t forget safety!

Parks Profile
Florala State Park

Conservation News

Watchable Wildlife
By John S. Powers

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