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March 2, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Date03/02/2011
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Nature center re-opens in Pine Bluff
The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center will show off its new look this weekend in Pine Bluff. The center has been closed since Dec. 14, 2010, for major renovations to the displays and interactive educational exhibits.

NWTF honors Widner with lifetime achievement award
Former Arkansas Game and Fish Commission turkey biologist Michael Widner of Conway has earned the National Wild Turkey Federation’s prestigious Wayne Bailey Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to conservation.

New opportunity to enroll marginally productive croplands
The Farm Service Agency recently announced the Conservation Reserve Program will hold a general sign-up March 14-April 15. FSA has a commitment to maintaining CRP close to its congressionally authorized cap of 32 million acres.

Arrival of March means it’s time for walleye
February fades into March, and walleye get into action in many Arkansas fishing waters.

Boating check list heads off problems
The weather is warming, and thousands of Arkansans are anxious to get into their boats and head out for fishing, skiing and other recreational activities on the water.

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