New Outdoors Column to be Available on Web and for Print

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       CONTACT: Jerry de Bin

November 7, 2006                                                    334-242-3151

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announces that David Rainer, longtime outdoors editor of the Mobile Press Register, has joined ADCNR as an outdoor writer.  Rainer will pen a weekly column on a variety of topics. The new column, Outdoor Alabama Online, will cover a gamut of outdoors activities such as viewing bald eagles at Lake Guntersville, hunting white-tailed deer during the breeding season, catching bull redfish along Alabama’s scenic coast and other timely conservation issues. Outdoor Alabama Online premiers the week of November 13 at

In addition to posting the Outdoor Alabama Online column weekly on the ADCNR Web site, it is also being made available to media outlets for publication. We encourage you to run it as a weekly column. It can be downloaded from the Web site or can be provided electronically through e-mail. 

Fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and other nature-based recreation produce a $4.3 billion annual economic impact in Alabama. Therefore, we believe the wildlife conservation column will add a new dimension to your news and information coverage that will be popular with a broad array of readers.

If you are interested in picking up the Outdoor Alabama Online column for publication, please contact the ADCNR Information & Education Section at 334-242-3151.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR visit