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December 22, 2010 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Portion of Lafayette County WMA sold by owners
A portion of the 13,700-acre Lafayette County Wildlife Management Area in extreme southern Arkansas has been sold by its owners. More than 1,250 acres were sold last week by Plum Creek Timber of Pearl, Miss.

Eagle activities planned at Bull Shoals State Park
Each year about 100 bald eagles visit the Bull Shoals area. Visitors can enjoy programs and activities centered on the national symbol during Eagle Awareness Weekend at Bull Shoals-White River State Park Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8.

Donated Christmas trees get second life as fish habitat
Ask any Arkansas fisherman and you'll get a multitude of answers about how they feel when it comes to underwater structure. Anglers may curse those logs and branches that snag their brand new lures, but they know that structure is a key to a successful outing.

Looking for a special holiday gift this Christmas?
What better gift can you give than fishing? The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation is again offering the Fish Trip IOU. It's a document that promises the holder a fishing trip in 2011. Anglers can download the coupon and give it as a gift to a child, friend or neighbor.

White-tailed deer featured on 2011 conservation plate
The newest conservation license plate from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission features a handsome buck deer on alert.
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