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Alabama Hunting News

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Alabama waterfowl hunters will have extra time in the field to pursue Canada geese this season with a 78-day season and an increased bag limit.

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With approximately two weeks of deer hunting season left, officials with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) are reminding hunters to take measures to ensure their safety. Three fatalities related to falls from treestands have occurred recently in Alabama.

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The Lost Jingle of the Coins
There are bills being attempted by anti hunters in several states to raise the legal hunting age to 16 before a youth may take to the field. It’s only a matter of time before it happens in this state. “ Balderdash,” is the closest word I can get away with here,

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The Alabama Conservation Advisory Board will meet Saturday, March 7, at The Mann Wildlife Learning Museum at the Montgomery Zoo, 325 Vandiver Blvd., Montgomery, Ala. Registration for those wishing to address the board will be from 8–8:30 a.m. The meeting will begin promptly at 9 a.m.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Bev Leigh, III, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., received the C.B. McCleod Award during the National Wild Turkey Federation's National Convention and Sport Show in Nashville, Tenn., held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center Feb. 19 to Feb. 22.

The C.B. McCleod Award is given each year to an NWTF volunteer who has dedicated his or her life to wildlife, conservation and our hunting heritage. It is given in honor of NWTF volunteer C.B. McCleod, a banker from Crestview, Fla., who was instrumental in keeping the NWTF moving forward during its formative years.

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will conduct a seminar on wild turkey biology and management on February 7, 8 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. The seminar will be held at the Autauga County Extension Office located at 2226 Hwy 14 W, Autaugaville, AL.

Speakers will include representatives from the AL Cooperative Extension System, AL Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, AL Wildlife Federation, Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Alabama artists can celebrate the New Year by entering the 2009 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp art contest sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. The winning artwork will be featured on the 2010-11 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp, which is required to be purchased when hunting migratory waterfowl. Entries will be accepted from Jan. 1 - Feb. 17, 2009.

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Alabama Dove Season Dates Finalized

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces that the final framework for the 2008 dove season has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This year the north and south zones in Alabama will hunt under a 70-day season with a 15-a-day bag limit. This change was finalized in late June and represents an increase in the bag limit for the south zone and an increase of the number of hunting days for the north zone.

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Records of Alabama’s White-tailed Deer

The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (ADWFF) has a new records and recognition program for white-tailed deer killed in Alabama, the Records of Alabama's White-tailed Deer (RAWD). This new program allows Alabama's deer hunters to compare deer taken in their region to other areas of Alabama, as well as other states in the Southeast. It also showcases the quality animals produced by management efforts and strategies within Alabama.

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DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. — Ask any wildlife biologist what it takes to keep wildlife healthy, happy and close to home, and they'll tell you it's all about having good habitat.

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Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Commissioner M. Barnett Lawley signed an emergency regulation Tuesday, December 18, 2007 – 220­-2­-.22-.161ER – pertaining to Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and Sanctuaries Established.

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Christmas holidays are fast approaching and many individuals will receive firearms as gifts. Recipients of these gifts will be anxious to put them to use in the field or on the range. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division wants everyone to enjoy their gifts and our state’s hunting opportunities.

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As the 2007-08 deer season opens, hunters are encouraged to provide food to needy families by participating in Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH), a program providing thousands of pounds of ground venison to area food banks. Food banks then donate the processed venison to help feed needy families. Since the program began in 1999, more than 380,000 pounds of ground venison has been donated to Alabama food banks statewide.

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Alabama artists should start making plans now to enter the 2008 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp art contest. The annual contest, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, is open to resident Alabama artists only. Entries will be accepted from Jan. 1- Feb. 15, 2008. The winning artwork will be used as the design for the 2009-10 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp which is required to be purchased when hunting migratory waterfowl.

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If you’re looking for a perfect activity to introduce youngsters to the tradition of bird hunting and spend quality time with family members and friends while at the same time teaching them hunting safety, then Alabama Youth Dove Hunts are for you.

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For the first time since records began in 1973, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division reports this past deer season, which ended on January 31, 2007, there were no firearms or tree stand related fatal incidents. Alabama’s hunting incident rate has decreased significantly since the mandatory hunter education program was implemented in 1993. However, WFF cautions hunters to continue using safe hunting practices during other game seasons that continue in Alabama through April.

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