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May 25, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter


Commission approves resident lifetime military licenses
LITTLE ROCK – During last week’s monthly meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, commissioners approved several resident military retiree and resident disabled military veteran licenses and permits. The licenses will be available July 1.

Safety first for Memorial Day boaters
LITTLE ROCK – Memorial Day weekend is historically the unofficial beginning of summer for Arkansas’s boaters. It’s one of the busiest and most dangerous times on the water, according to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education Program Coordinator Bob Cushing.

Flooding hurts eastern Arkansas wildlife but recovery likely
LITTLE ROCK – Water, far too much of it, is dominant in eastern Arkansas these days, and it is having an impact on wildlife.

Gate failure causes lake levels to drop
CHIDESTER – Last week, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff discovered a gate failure in one of two gates that regulates the water levels on Lower White Oak Lake in Ouachita and Nevada counties, between Camden and Prescott.

Time drawing short for applying for elk permits
LITTLE ROCK – You need to hurry if you want a chance at one of Arkansas’s top bargains in the outdoors world.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Arkansas Post Water Trail
ARKANSAS POST – Arkansas’s newest water trail will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 4 at the Moore Bayou Access near Arkansas Post in Arkansas County.

Beaver tailwater draft management plan now available for comments
BENTONVILLE– Earlier this year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Trout Management Program began the process of updating the management plan for the White River trout fishery below Beaver Dam. As part of that process, the AGFC is asking anglers for their input on the updated management plan.

Special Riverfest hours at Little Rock nature center
LITTLE ROCK – Because of Riverfest preparations in downtown Little Rock, the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center will be closed May 25-27.  

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