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May 17, 2017 Arkansas Outdoors Weekly Newsletter

Date05/17/2017
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Sun shines bright on Crossett, Hamburg beats rain in AYSSP south regional

JACKSONVILLE- After battling springtime elements and heavy wind during the first two regionals, plus being lightly rained on for 20 minutes last Friday for the junior division in the South Regional, the weather finally cleared up nicely for the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program’s regional competition Saturday at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville.


High water and habitat come together for Greers Ferry fish

High water and habitat come together for Greers Ferry fish HEBER SPRINGS – Recent rainfall has elevated the water at Greer’s Ferry Lake a good 7-8 feet above its normal level. Recent electrofishing by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel indicate improving numbers now for largemouth and smallmouth bass.And both AGFC biologists and anglers on the lake have noted a significant amount of threadfin shad in the upper and middle portions of the lake.


Crow calls to conservationists on Twitter

LITTLE ROCK - You can now follow Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Jeff Crow anywhere by visiting his feed at Twitter@JeffCrow9.


Stay safe on the water and save a few dollars

LITTLE ROCK – Boat Ed, the vendor who provides the online version of Arkansas’s Boating Education Course, will be offering a special discount to anyone who completes the program from May 20-26 to help promote National Safe Boating Week.


From Our Partners in Conservation

Buffalo River watershed management plan meeting set

MARSHALL– The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, in cooperation with the Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee, has scheduled its third public information meeting regarding the development of the voluntary watershed-based management plan for the Buffalo River Watershed. The meeting will be 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.,June 8 at the Searcy County Civic Center on Zack Road, a little more than a mile off U.S. Highway 65. Attendees should turn north on Zack Road off Highway 65, next to Harps Supermarket, and then drive a half mile and follow Zack Road as it turns west. Drive three-fourths of a mile, and the Civic Center is on the left. The meeting is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

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