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March 16, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter


Archery state tournament March 18-19
The Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program – part of the National Archery in the Schools Program – will hold its state tournament March 18-19 at Summit Arena in Hot Springs. More than 2,100 kids from 111 Arkansas schools are scheduled to compete.

Turkey season program scheduled for nature center
What kind of turkey season will we have? Is the turkey population increasing or decreasing in Arkansas? Which parts of the state have the most promise for this season? Are they gobbling yet?

Enjoyable boating should start with preparation
With winter firmly in the rear-view mirror and spring just around the next turn, Arkansas boaters are in action on the state’s lakes, rivers and streams.

More than 71,100 pounds of fish stocked in February
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked more than 267,600 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during February, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 71,100 pounds.

USFWS to break ground on "green" aquatic conservation and education center
Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery soon will be home to one of the most energy-efficient buildings ever built by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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