How hunters saved the deer and turkey in Alabama

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Deer restocking in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Completing a course in Alabama history is a requirement for every fourth grade student in the state. From Native American settlements to rockets manufactured in Huntsville that propelled men and women into space, there is much to learn from our history. However, one historical fact is routinely omitted. It is one of the greatest conservation stories never told. How hunters brought back wildlife in Alabama.

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