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Identification of Snakes in Alabama for Forest Workers

As a forest worker in the Southeast, you are likely to encounter a variety of wildlife while on the job.  The ability to identify snakes while in the forest – venomous, nonvenomous, and endangered snakes – is important for a number of …

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Hummingbirds in Alabama

Hummingbirds are fun to watch and easy to attract by using feeders or by planting flowers in your yard. Feeders are inexpensive and easy to maintain. Hummingbird watching can be exciting and fun-filled activity for the whole family.
Hummin…

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Flanking Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses flanking fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescribed…

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Introduction to Prescribed Fire Ignition Techniques

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, provides on introduction to prescribed fire ignition techniques. A prescribed fire is a fire set intentionally to achieve certain…

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Point Source Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses point source fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescr…

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Using Trail Cameras this Deer Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Thanks to today’s technology, trail cameras are an asset to most deer hunters. These cameras serve a multitude of purposes as hunting season is fast approaching.

“Trail cameras are a great way for hunters to…

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Backing Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses backing fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescribed …

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Burning Piles

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses how to burn piles safely.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

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Heading/Strip Head Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses managing strip head fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

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Prescribed Fire: Weather

When planning a prescribed fire, you have many things to consider. Fuel type, fuel load, and topography are usually static and straightforward to assess. Weather, however, is always changing and can take practice and thought to eval…

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Wild Pigs: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Wild pigs are an invasive species that drastically impacts native ecosystems.  Wild pigs can quickly outcompete native wildlife through their high reprodcutive potential, lack of natural predators and effective forage capability. Landowner…

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Drones: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Drones or UAVs provide a useful management tool that allows landowners to generate real-time aerial images of their property that might not be up-to-date through online sources.  Land management practices, like timber harvests and road con…

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Aging Deer on the Hoof: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Allowing bucks to survive to older age classes is one of the essential steps when managing deer populations for antlers size. As bucks grow older, and their bodies develop, more energy is targeted towards antler development.  Being able to…

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Chainsaw Safety: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Chainsaws are an effective habitat management tool. However, they do pose operational risks and hazards that should be recognized and understood.  Although no practice can entirely limit the risks associated with chainsaws, following recom…

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Blood Trails: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Learning to track wounded game by following a blood trail is an integral part of being an ethical hunter. Hunters can use dogs trained to follow blood trails to increase the chances of recovering game. Scent hounds or retrieving breeds are …

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