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December 15, 2010 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

AGFC narrows director candidate list to final four
A field of 15 applicants for the vacant director's position at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been narrowed to four people. After reviewing applications and conducting extensive interviews, the AGFC Personnel Committee on Tuesday forwarded a list of four names to the entire Commission.

AGFC can help with nuisance furbearers
Got a problem with nuisance animals on your property? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission can help landowners who are experiencing problems with nuisance furbearers like beavers, muskrats, raccoons and coyotes by linking them with trappers and furbearer hunters looking for a place to take part in these traditional activities.

More than 105,400 pounds of fish stocked in November
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked more than 667,800 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during November, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 105,400 pounds.

Elk hunters notch 30 successes in December hunt
For the first time in 13 years of Arkansas elk hunting, the private land portion accounted for more of the big and majestic animals than the public land segment.
The five-day December elk hunt ended with 30 taken by hunters. Eleven were taken on public land, and 19 were taken on private land.

Eagle watching cruises planned on Lake Maumelle
Eagle lake cruises offered by Pinnacle Mountain State will be held Saturdays- Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Participants can join park interpreters at Jolly Roger's Marina off Arkansas Highway 10 for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to see wintering bald eagles.

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