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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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Mourning Dove Biology & Management in Alabama

The mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) is arguably the most popular game bird in North America with hunters harvesting more than 16 million doves annually from a continental population estimated at more than 308 million birds.

Alabama dove…

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Hunting Sheds: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

While dedicated hunters can find shed antlers on their own, the best way to find sheds is with a trained dog. Shed dogs will use their nose to find antlers, which allows them to find hidden antlers that humans would normally miss. Start tra…

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A Landowners Guide for Wild Pig Management

Wild pigs are not native to the Americas. They were first introduced to the United States in the 1500s by the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who traveled extensively throughout the Southeast.

Because pigs are highly adaptable …

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Alabama Extension Focused on Quality and Value

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— In a world of rapid change, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System continues to be a leader of cutting-edge research and problem solving.  Alabama Extension Director Gary Lemme said the organization’s educati…

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Alabama’s Black Bear

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – On vacations to the Tennessee or Georgia mountains, many hope to catch a glimpse of a black bear or two. What some don’t realize is there are populations of black bears living right here in Alabama. In fact, th…

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ForestHER Workshops

ForestHER is a workshop series created with women landowners in mind. This year there are a variety of workshop dates and topics. Learn about forests and woodland management in a relaxed, fun setting that is right for you. 

For more inf…

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