Alabama Conservation Department

Alabama Hunting-Game Check
4:04 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

State Drops Mandatory Reporting For Hunters

The state is dropping a rule that requires hunters to report all the deer and turkey they kill beginning next month.
Credit The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The state is dropping a rule that requires hunters to report all the deer and turkey they kill beginning next month.

The state wildlife agency said Friday the reporting will now be voluntary, not mandatory.

The change came after a Republican legislator said he would block the rules if the Conservation Department didn't make major changes in the program, called "Game Check."

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State Park Cuts
10:38 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Cuts To State Park Operations May Be Ahead

Cuts to the state parks system could be coming due to new legislation.
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  The state conservation department says it may eliminate some services and cut back hours of operation at state parks across Alabama.


The department's state parks director, Gregory Lien, has written a letter to community leaders explaining the circumstances.


Parks officials said the possible cuts stem from pending legislation that would divert $5 million in tax revenue that has been used in prior years to support the parks. Instead, the parks would rely only on the money they generate, which is not sufficient to maintain services.

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