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December 1, 2010 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Doves in December offer uncrowded hunting opportunities
In December, deer hunting continues in many parts of Arkansas, and duck hunting is approaching its peak.
Contrary to perception, dove hunting can be much more than that first weekend of the season in early September. The second segment of the season opens Dec. 11 and runs through Jan. 3.

New White County facility helps return injured eagles to the wild
A true team effort is giving injured Arkansas eagles a new lease on life after Entergy Corp. stepped in to fill the gap in resources needed for a new rehabilitation facility.

Guided boat tours will focus on birds at DeGray Lake
Arkansans interested in birds of winter can participate in guided boat tours on DeGray Lake three days in December.

Environment depends on landowners and managers
The quality of the environment in Arkansas is dependent upon decisions made by the many individuals who own and manage the land. Out of 33 million surface acres in the Arkansas, 29 million are under private ownership.

Maumelle Nursery Pond release underway
The 55-acre Frank Lyons Lake Maumelle Nursery Pond is currently being released into Lake Maumelle. Fathead minnow and threadfin shad brood have flourished and reproduced noncompetitively throughout the summer and fall.

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