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January 25, 2017 Arkansas Outdoors Weekly Newsletter


Biologists looking for ways to lengthen bear hunting opportunity in Ozarks

LITTLE ROCK – The number of black bears allowed for harvest in Arkansas’s Bear Zone 1 was reached in just over 48 hours during the 2016 season, and most of them were taken by archery hunters, Myron Means told the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at its monthly meeting Jan. 19. 

Arkansas turkey hunting permits drawn; options still open

LITTLE ROCK – The drawings for turkey hunt permits on some Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas is complete and notification emails have been sent to all applicants who provided an email address. Successful applicants have until Feb. 1 to pay for their permit. All applicants can visit to check their status and complete payment. and Arkansas hunting permit website closing for maintenance Jan. 28

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website and special hunting permit sales site will be closed for upgrades to the system’s security on 8 a.m., Jan. 28. Access to the site will be blocked until the updates are complete, which is expected to occur by 2 p.m. that day. 

Gumbo a great way to serve up the season’s game

Gumbo a great way to serve up the seas on’s game STUTTGART – With hunters facing the final weekend of the regular waterfowl season, many are left with scores of plucked mallards, gadwalls and other ducks that have yet to be enjoyed. 

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