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David Rainer
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Thursday 04/17/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMN: State archery competition a hit
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Cramton Bowl Multiplex was teeming with teenagers and sporadically filled with an odd-sounding staccato of popping noises recently. 

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Thursday 03/13/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Marine Resources wants red snapper survey system
Updated: March 13, 2014 - 6:42 pm

It’s obvious to Chris Blankenship, director of the Alabama Marine Resources Division, that recreational fishing surveys conducted by the federal government are unable to provide accurate data on the red snapper catch off Alabama.

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Thursday 02/20/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Looking back at 2013-14 deer season
Posted: February 20, 2014

Now that the 2013-2014 white-tailed deer season is a wrap, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division Director Chuck Sykes has some impressions of the season, which featured a few changes and plenty of cold weather.

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Thursday 01/30/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMNS: Eagle Awarenesss program a jewel
Updated: January 30, 2014 - 7:32 pm

Better hurry up if you want to catch the amazing flight of soaring bald eagles in north Alabama through the Lake Guntersville State Park’s Eagle Awareness program.

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Thursday 01/16/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Buckmasters Life Classic a big success
Updated: January 16, 2014 - 6:22 pm

With the coldest temperatures in decades forecast for the three-day hunt, participants in the Buckmasters Life Classic Hunt never wavered.

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Thursday 01/09/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMN: WWF officials defend removing pet deer
Updated: January 09, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Acknowledging that the correct action is not always the popular choice when wild animals are involved, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) officials said the division will always give public safety immediate precedence.

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Thursday 12/19/2013
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Marshall County's Dunsmore learns painful lesson
Posted: December 19, 2013

As we gather around the campfire and fireplace during this holiday season, J.R. Dunsmore has a cautionary tale to share about white-tailed deer as pets.

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Thursday 12/05/2013
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Fishing good in L.A. in fall, winter
Posted: December 05, 2013

When the first real cold front of the fall sweeps through Alabama, my attention starts to focus on the many hunting opportunities that our great state offers. However, that doesn’t mean I disregard a fishing invitation when it comes my way this time of year.

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Thursday 05/29/2014
Anglers need to know reporting rules for red snapper
Posted: May 29, 2014 - 7:16 pm

With all the fishing friends I have, it’s not surprising my Facebook page is awash with red right now, as in red snapper.

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Thursday 04/17/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMN: State archery competition a hit
Posted: April 17, 2014 - 7:07 pm

The Cramton Bowl Multiplex was teeming with teenagers and sporadically filled with an odd-sounding staccato of popping noises recently. 

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Thursday 03/13/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Marine Resources wants red snapper survey system
Updated: March 13, 2014 - 6:42 pm

It’s obvious to Chris Blankenship, director of the Alabama Marine Resources Division, that recreational fishing surveys conducted by the federal government are unable to provide accurate data on the red snapper catch off Alabama.

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Thursday 02/20/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Looking back at 2013-14 deer season
Posted: February 20, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Now that the 2013-2014 white-tailed deer season is a wrap, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division Director Chuck Sykes has some impressions of the season, which featured a few changes and plenty of cold weather.

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Thursday 01/30/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMNS: Eagle Awarenesss program a jewel
Updated: January 30, 2014 - 7:32 pm

Better hurry up if you want to catch the amazing flight of soaring bald eagles in north Alabama through the Lake Guntersville State Park’s Eagle Awareness program.

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Thursday 01/16/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Buckmasters Life Classic a big success
Updated: January 16, 2014 - 6:22 pm

With the coldest temperatures in decades forecast for the three-day hunt, participants in the Buckmasters Life Classic Hunt never wavered.

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Thursday 01/09/2014
OUTDOORS COLUMN: WWF officials defend removing pet deer
Updated: January 09, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Acknowledging that the correct action is not always the popular choice when wild animals are involved, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) officials said the division will always give public safety immediate precedence.

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Thursday 12/19/2013
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Marshall County's Dunsmore learns painful lesson
Posted: December 19, 2013 - 7:22 pm

As we gather around the campfire and fireplace during this holiday season, J.R. Dunsmore has a cautionary tale to share about white-tailed deer as pets.

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Thursday 12/05/2013
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Fishing good in L.A. in fall, winter
Posted: December 05, 2013 - 7:00 pm

When the first real cold front of the fall sweeps through Alabama, my attention starts to focus on the many hunting opportunities that our great state offers. However, that doesn’t mean I disregard a fishing invitation when it comes my way this time of year.

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Wednesday 11/27/2013
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Remember rules of hunting safety
Posted: November 27, 2013 - 6:10 pm

Because of time-honored traditions, the majority of Alabama hunters will head to the woods some time during the week of Thanksgiving.

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