Outdoor Life Online Editor

With a season that stretches from October into February, and an eight-rabbit limit, Alabama offers small-game hunters an opportunity to extend their hunting season, especially after the first of the year, when most northern states are shut down. Two WMAs offering good rabbit rousing are the 10,000-acre Lowndes, west of Montgomery, and 8,870-acre Swan Creek, north of Decatur. Also try the William Bankhead National Forest south of Moulton, the Conecquh in south-central Alabama, the Talladega in east-central Alabama and the Oakmulgee in the west-central part of the state. Nonresident small-game licenses are $42 ($27 for seven days). For information, call the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (334-242-3469).