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January 12, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Bird deaths caused by impact trauma, USGS says
Preliminary findings from the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center showed that blackbirds in Arkansas died from impact trauma. These findings are consistent with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's statement.

AGFC wildlife officers arrest two on game violations
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers arrested two individuals in Newton County for violating state game laws. Linda Morgan of Fairview in Marion County and Lewis Weeks of near Marble Falls in Newton County were arrested after officers found them with four unchecked deer and an elk.

More than 82,200 pounds of fish stocked in December
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked more than 1,413,000 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during December, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 82,200 pounds.

USDA announces funds for wetlands conservation
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Mike Sullivan says landowners have until Jan. 28 to sign up for 2011 funding consideration through the Wetlands Reserve Program.

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