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October 2009 Outdoor Alabama Magazine

Natural Nutrition 
As foragers, white-tailed deer thrive when native vegetation is abundant. Learn how sound habitat management practices can supplement your food plots with desirable native wildlife foods.
By Chris Nix

Fall Fly Fishing at Desoto
Fly fishing involves skill and stealth, especially when trying to catch bluegill and redeye bass on the Little River. Join Desoto State Park Superintendant Ken Thomas for a fly fishing adventure and learn the basics of roll casting.
By Ken Thomas

Creek Kids
This aquatic education program takes students out of the classroom and into the creek, literally. With Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park as a backdrop, students explore first-hand the benefits of a healthy aquatic ecosystem.
By Maurice Jackson

A New Look
A drastic $12 million makeover has Lakepoint Resort and State Park looking better than ever. After almost two years of renovation work the Lodge is open and ready for visitors to re-experience one of Alabama’s most popular state parks. By David Rainer

Restoring Resources on Private Lands
Alabama’s Landowner Incentive Program provides assistance to landowners to conserve, manage or enhance critical habitats.
By Traci George

Woodsmanship, the Lost Art of Hunting
Pre-hunt scouting not only reveals the habits of game species, but it also provides the hunter with a deeper understanding of natural habitats and promotes more effective hunting skills.
By Steven W. Barnett

New GulfState Park Pier Now Open
The longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico is now open and offers some of the finest fishing in Alabama.

Forever Wild Helps Freedom Hills
Dwindling acreage had left the Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area in northwest Alabama a shadow of its former self until the Forever Wild Program reclaimed thousands of acres for public use.
By Mitchell Marks

Parks Profile
Watchable Wildlife

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