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May 11, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter


Work is under way to repair Mayflower firing range
MAYFLOWER – Two weeks after a tornado severely damaged the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range at Mayflower, a portion of the range is already back up and running. The range’s trap house is operable and Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program teams are using it for practice. Skeet will be operable when electricity to the facility is restored.

Now’s the time to sign up for elk permit drawings
LITTLE ROCK – If you want to hunt elk in Arkansas, now’s the time to sign up for the opportunity. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s permit process for a free chance to hunt Arkansas’s largest game animal is available now.

Arkansas students win 2011 state fish art contest
LITTLE ROCK – Three young artists from Arkansas will represent the state at the annual State-Fish Art Expo June 24-25 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas.

Dover High School teammates win state fishing championship
LAKE MAUMELLE – Kendall Goates and Cody Chessher were the top anglers in the Student Angler Federation Arkansas State High School Bass Fishing Championship May 7 on Lake Maumelle. The duo pulled in a total of five fish weighing 12.25 pounds.

USDA programs available to retire regularly flooded croplands
LITTLE ROCK – After three years with floods, Arkansas farmers are looking at alternatives to striking out on flood-prone cropland.

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