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 By Steve Flowers    News    March 1, 2017 

Inside the Statehouse

We have unbelievable natural resources in Alabama starting with the Tennessee Valley and transcending to the beautiful white sands at Gulf Shores. Many of our natural resources have been exploited...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    March 1, 2017 

QDMA CHARITY TURKEY HUNT

This past deer season in Alabama's been pretty on and off, but aside from the weather, it's been plenty full of great hunts and greater stories! I've heard and read lots of stories and seen plenty of...

 

Inside the Statehouse

During the past couple of months everywhere I go people continually ask me why in the world the legislature could not simply put the issue of whether they could vote for or against a lottery on the...

 

Patience and Pressure are the Keys to Deer Hunting

Deer season is entering the final stretch, and it's finally getting to the real chase! The rut's kicking into full swing, so if you've been keeping the pressure off certain little spots, now's the...

 

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama is going to fair well under President Trump. There is an old adage that says, “Those that bake the pie get to eat it.” We truly baked the pie for Trump. We overwhelmingly supported him in...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    January 1, 2017

Birds and Bucks

I hope everyone had a great start to the New Year! I know I've gotten my year off to a solid start with some quail hunting down at GSO this past Monday. This time the posse of hunters was from...

 

Inside the Statehouse

December 7, 2016 It is Christmas time, and since Alabama is one of the most charitable states in the nation, I would expect that many of us are in the giving mood and plan to help many worthy causes...

 

Deer 101-QDMA

This week, I want to talk about how to anticipate tracking a deer after it's been stuck with an arrow. There are some tell-tale signs to keep an eye out for when the arrow hits that can give you a...

 

Inside the Statehouse

We will vote to select the 44th President Tuesday. The next President will be a New Yorker. Whomever is selected will enter the Oval office with the most unfavorable poll ratings of any President in...

 

Its Not All About the Rack

Summer’s been shown the door, and the weather’s certainly gotten a little bit cooler. Sure, we could use some rain, but you better believe we’ll get some more of that sooner rather than later....

 

Inside the Statehouse

During this election year I have watched all the politics on television. In order to judge the coverage I have perused all the channels. Over the years political observers have bemoaned the fact that...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    October 1, 2016

Bow Season is In the Air

It may just be me, but it feels like everything's settling into place. The air seems just a hint cooler, college football is kicking off, and the anticipation of another round of deer hunting keeps...

 

Inside the Statehouse

With Labor Day approaching it signifies that the long hot summer will soon be coming to an end. It seems that the summers are getting hotter and hotter. I was born and raised in south Alabama so I...

 
 By ste    Outdoors    September 1, 2016

Making Sure We leave a Good Impression With Non-hunters

I know a lot of you folks have deer on the brain for just about every waking moment, and I can say that I'm no different. I'm always thinking about all the different things that go with it, and with...

 

Inside the Statehouse

Now that the national conventions are over and we have had a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming fall presidential contest, let us turn our attention back to our good ole state politics. Even...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    August 1, 2016

What Does your hunting Grounds Hold? Camera Survey!

As each day rolls on by this Summer, I can't tell you how ready I am for deer season to get here. Sure, maybe some of that cooler weather that goes with it, too! As we're looking forward to the...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 1, 2016

Inside the Statehouse

The older you get the more you realize that old adages you heard as a child are true. There is a political maxim that says, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It could very...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    July 1, 2016

Deer Season Starts in October in Alabama

It may not be so well-known or prevalent down here, but when it comes to measuring up just how big and bad that buck you downed is, the go-to system for trophy hunters everywhere is the Boone and...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    June 1, 2016

Inside the Statehouse

While observing the legislature the other day, I fondly remembered a very eventful day as a youth. As a teenager, I grew up working at the Capitol as a Page in the House and Senate. Albert Brewer had...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    June 1, 2016

Turkeys Future Depends on a good Hatch

I gotta tell ya, folks, I just got my final turkey hunting fix for the year up in lovely South Dakota! Dan Schofield, Hunter Smith, and myself had 8 tags between the three of us, and in 5 days...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 1, 2016

Inside the Statehouse

At this time of year Washington, D.C. is a beautiful place to visit. The city is aglow with the blooming of the cherry blossom trees. The cherry blossoms offer a glorious scene as you stroll down the...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    May 1, 2016

So Long Turkey Season, Hello Fishing

By the time you folks get to cast your gaze over this article, there will only be 6 days left in Turkey season! For some, it's been a pretty darn good year for turkey hunting, while others have found...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    April 1, 2016

Inside the Statehouse

In early 2009, Dr. Robert Bentley came to see me about his race for Governor of Alabama. Bentley was finishing his second term in the Alabama House of Representatives and closing down his very...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    April 1, 2016

Turkeys Are Feeling The Pressure of Season

Turkey season has kicked off now in Alabama, and even though I haven't held a gun yet this season, I've seen plenty of action while helping hunters and huntresses chase after those elusive birds....

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    March 1, 2016

Inside the Statehouse

You know the outcome of our presidential preference primary yesterday. I do too, today; however, this column had to go to press a few days prior to the primary. Therefore, I will have to report and...

 

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