November 21, 2016
Although the cooking team from the Mobile County Wildlife Association didn’t take best overall, the team won first place in the Fowl category with Uncle Tom’s Banded Dove Bombs and third place in the Game category with their Coon Boar Burritos. Photo Credit: David Rainer

AWF Cook-Offs Continue to See Record Turnouts

By David Rainer Most fundraisers and similar activities that require significant public participation may enjoy several years of success and great turnouts. Most, however, tend to fade significantly after a decade or so. The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Wild Game Cook-Off series is the exception to the rule. Now in […]
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October 24, 2016
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Lions on the Line Illustrates Impact of Lionfish on Reefs

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources For those who don’t live near the Alabama Gulf Coast, you might not be aware that Gov. Robert Bentley declared a Lionfish Awareness Day recently. The reason for the public declaration was to coincide with the Lions on the Line […]
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October 3, 2016
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New Reef Off Alabama Reveals Partnership Possibilities

By David Rainer Another artificial reef was deployed off the Alabama Gulf Coast this week in Alabama’s vast artificial reef zone. While a reef deployment may not seem like news, this was indeed special because it could change the way industrial and corporate entities view options for recycling materials. The […]
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June 24, 2016
Director Jessica McCawley with the FWC's Division of Marine Fisheries Management shows the number of fishing licenses and snook stamps sold from fiscal year 2004-2005 to fiscal year 2014-2015.

Snook Stock is on the Rise, Aligns with FWC Goals

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) took immediate action to help the snook population rebound after a prolonged cold spell in January 2010. The cold snap, which led the FWC to close the fisheries, had a much greater effect on the snook population on the Gulf Coast than […]
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June 4, 2013
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Guy Harvey Magazine Ultimate Fishing Machine at Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic 2013

  Day 1 ~ June 3, 2013 – the Guy Harvey Magazine Ultimate Fishing Machine made its way north from Miami for the 14-hour trek to Biloxi, Mississippi. Why, you ask, would we drag this beautiful machine away from the clear waters of South Florida to Mississippi where mud bugs […]
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May 10, 2012
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State of Seafood

Written by Fred Garth The one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill came and went without much fanfare. The talking heads on TV mentioned it mostly out of obligation. The follow-up stories were sparse, because there was no significant breaking news to report. Tourism was on the rebound, oil sightings had […]
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