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January 5, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Preliminary testing shows blackbirds died from trauma
Results from preliminary testing released Monday by the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission Veterinary Diagnostic Lab show that red-winged blackbirds died from massive trauma on New Year's Eve.

Arkansas River fish kill investigation continues
Anglers and residents along the Arkansas River near Ozark Lock and Dam wrapped up 2010 witnessing more than 83,000 dead and dying fish on the surface of the river.

Storm causes minor damage to AGFC hatchery
Last week's severe weather damaged roofs on a storage building at Jim Hinkle Spring River Fish Hatchery in Mammoth Spring. The storm also caused shingle damage to the assistant hatchery manager's residence and several large limbs fell around the compound. The damage was considered minor.

RMEF grants improve Arkansas elk habitat
More than 10,400 acres of public land in Arkansas were enhanced for wildlife as part of a slate of conservation and education projects that received money from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in 2010.

Public input meetings scheduled across Arkansas
Public input is a crucial component of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's process for setting hunting and fishing regulations.

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