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Bass Pro Shops to Open New Sportsman’s Center in Decatur, Ala.

April 8, 2014

Artist’s rendering of Bass Pro Shops Sportsman’s Center store in Decatur, Ala.

Bass Pro Shops, an outdoor retailer specializing in hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor gear, is proud to announce plans for a new store in Decatur, Ala.  The Bass Pro Shops retail attraction, which is approximately 100,000-square-feet in size, will be located on the south side of Highway 20 at Interstate 65/565.  It will be the primary anchor for the Sweetwater...

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Dixon Chosen as NWTF Alabama Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

March 25, 2014

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Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Conservation Enforcement Officer Deborah Dixon has been named 2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Alabama by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). Dixon received the award during the organization’s national convention, which was held in February. WFF District II Law Enforcement Lieutenant Jim Kirkland, who nominated Dixon for the award, cited her character, integrity and work ethic among her strengths. “Deborah vigorously enforces Alabama’s hunting and fishing laws while treating everyone with respect and...

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NWTF Donation to Alabama’s Conservation Department Supports Wildlife Management

March 24, 2014

Wildlife Biologist Joel Glover, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes, Phil Savage of the National Wild Turkey Federation-Alabama Chapter and Wildlife Biologist Steve Barnett.

The Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (ACNWTF) recently presented a check for $25,627 to the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division for the purchase of 14.6 acres of wildlife habitat at Barbour Wildlife Management Area. According to WFF Director Chuck Sykes, the ACNWTF continues to be a great benefactor to the agency in its efforts to acquire wildlife habitat in Alabama. “The great thing about this donation is that we are able to utilize the money as match when purchasing additional lands with state and federal funds at Barbour WMA in the future,”...

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WFF Announces 2015 Alabama State Wildlife Action Plan Revision

February 27, 2014

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The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) announces the revision process of the 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP). By Congressional State Wildlife Grant (SWG) requirements, this comprehensive document must be revised every 10 years. The federal SWG program assists state fish and wildlife agencies in the conservation of Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). To remain eligible for SWG funds, each state must revise its SWAP every 10 years. SWAP is critical in helping Alabama fulfill its responsibility to...

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Remington Outdoor Company Announces Expansion to Alabama

February 18, 2014

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Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced Alabama has recruited the country’s oldest firearms manufacturer to Alabama. Remington Outdoor Company (ROC) will expand to the old Chrysler building in Huntsville, and create more than 2,000 new jobs within the next ten years. Governor Bentley joined Remington Chairman and CEO George Kollitides and other state and local leaders for the official announcement. “I am honored to welcome Remington to Alabama,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “The Alabama workforce, our business climate and our quality of life continue to make Alabama...

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Alabama Hunters Have until February 20 to Report Deer Online or by Telephone

February 14, 2014

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The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is encouraging deer hunters to report any deer harvested during the 2013-14 season through the Game Check program by February 20, 2014. Checking a deer can be completed via the Internet at www.outdooralabama.com/gamecheck, using the Outdoor Alabama smartphone app, or by calling 1-800-888-7690 and following the voice prompts. After the February 20 deadline, the Game Check system will be temporarily closed until turkey season opens on March 8, 2014, with the youth turkey...

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Gamo Outdoors USA Presents the First Annual “Squirrel Master Classic” Hunting Event

February 14, 2014

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Gamo Outdoor USA in partnership with Buckmasters organization has organized the first annual “Squirrel Master Classic”, an outdoor event that will be held each and every year with the “Best of the Best” in hunting across the nation. Gamo Prostaff participating includes Bone Collector, Shawn Michaels MRA Hunting, Jackie Bushman from Buckmasters, Keith Warren from the High Road Hunting, Addicted to the Outdoors with Jon and Gina, Doug Koenig and the latest addition to Gamo’s Prostaff, Brian “PigMan” Quaca. The hunting competition/TV...

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PRADCO Outdoor Brands Opens New Offices

February 7, 2014

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PRADCO Outdoor Brands, the world's largest manufacturer of hunting and fishing products, has announced the opening of a centralized distribution center in Calera, Alabama. Distribution of all PRADCO Outdoor Brands' products, including 21 brands under PRADCO Fishing, Moultrie cameras and feeders, Summit Treestands, Knight & Hale game calls, Code Blue scents and attractants, and Wingscapes cameras and bird feeders, will be moved to this new 263,000-square-foot distribution center May 5. "This is going to bring tremendous value and benefits to our customers," said President Ron Ten Berge....

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Alabama Hunters Asked to Report Deer Harvested during February via Game Check

January 30, 2014

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The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is reminding deer hunters to report any deer harvested during the upcoming February extended season through the Game Check program. Checking a deer is a simple process and can be completed over the Internet at www.outdooralabama.com/gamecheck, through a smartphone using the Outdoor Alabama app, or by calling 1-800-888-7690 and using voice prompts. According to Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes, the Game Check system is important for several reasons. “Game...

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Alabama Hunters Can Access Deer Fetal Study Data Online

January 23, 2014

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Alabama hunters now have access to the most recent results of a white-tailed deer fetal study conducted during the spring and summer by the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division. Results from the fetal study, hunter survey and Game Check system will assist in the setting of seasons and bag limits. WFF Director Chuck Sykes said the fetal study data is posted on www.outdooralabama.com/hunting after the information from the intensive collection effort in 49 counties was recently compiled. The study involved taking does from...

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