Cover image by Billy Pope
Muzzleloading—Keeping the "Hunt" in Hunting
The muzzleloader is a versatile firearm that continues to grow in popularity. It’s more than just a deer rifle, however. With the exception of turkey and migratory birds, all other game, from feral hogs to rabbits, are legal quarry in Alabama with a small bore muzzleloader.
By Allan Andress
Birdwatching is one of the fastest growing pastimes in the nation, and Alabama is a great place to do it. Find out what you need to get started enjoying this fun activity.
By Penny Ragland
Casting from a Kayak
If you love to fish, why not try it from a kayak? Learn the advantages and disadvantages and how to outfit a kayak for fishing.
By Jaime Miller
Outfitting a Kayak for Fishing
What is needed to fish from a kayak? Read about it here.
By Jaime Miller
"Must-do" Beach Destination
Eleven new cottages and a 10,000-square-foot beach pavilion are now open at Gulf State Park. This park may have taken a beating from recent hurricanes, but it’s definitely on its way back.
Scents, Sounds and Signals
Deer communicate in several ways, using scent, sound and body posturing. By observing deer in the field, you can increase your enjoyment of the outdoors.
By Chris Cook and Bill Gray
Nature’s Freeloaders—Parasitic Plants
Many plants rely on their host plants for some nourishment. These parasitic plants range from the common, like mistletoe, to the more rarely seen, like Indian pipe.
By Dr. Wayne Barger
The ABC’s of Rifle Scopes
When choosing a scope for a rifle or shotgun, many options are available. Here are some tips that will help you select the right scope and mount it correctly to your gun.
By Ray Metzler
Alabama Beach Mouse
What mouse is strong enough to survive a hurricane? The Alabama beach mouse, of course! This unique species lives only along a portion of our state’s Gulf Coast, and despite strong winds and rains still calls Alabama home.
By Mike Groutt
Future Hunters Learn from the Finest
Alabama’s youth hunting days offer the perfect opportunity to introduce youngsters to hunting. Read about one group’s event in Russell County.
By Ashley P. Smith
How to Take a Youngster Hunting
10 Tips from the National Shooting Sports Foundation
Great Blue Heron
By Rick Claybrook