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April 2014 Outdoor Alabama Magazine

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Cover photo by John Ford
Habitat Plays a Part
Populations of the bobwhite quail have decreased significantly during the past 50 years. Is increasing its habitat the key to increasing the bird’s numbers?
By Carrie Threadgill

Modern-day Quail Hunting
Although wild quail in great numbers are scarce in Alabama, plenty of hunting is still available using pen-raised birds.
By David Rainer

Slow and Steady Gets the Shot
If you enjoy photographing birds, remember to tread lightly, especially when around a rookery.
By Giles Vaden


A Dream Job Come True
Lake Guntersville State Park Naturalist Patti Donnellan is sharing her love for wildlife and the outdoors with the public.
By David Rainer

Lee County Lake – Back on the Map!
Lee County Lake was drained, enhanced and restocked to provide better fishing for the public.
By Graves Lovell

PFD: The Essential Survival Tool
Personal flotation devices save lives—make sure you and your family is outfitted correctly for your on-the-water activity.
By Officer Lee T. Maddox, Jr.



Forever Wild Spotlight
Coosa WMA Addition

By Kenny Johnson

Officer’s Diary
By Captain Dennis Sanford

Conservation News

Watchable Wildlife
Eastern Bluebird
By Adam Pritchett

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