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June 1, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program state championship is June 3-4
LONOKE – If you’re looking for fierce competition this weekend, look no further than the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program state championship. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission program winds down with the state championship June 3-4 at the Remington firing range in Lonoke. What started in 2006 with just over 900 kids has blossomed into a statewide phenomenon with over 4,000 youngsters competing across the state. On Friday, the top 64 junior squads will compete followed by the top 64 senior teams on Saturday - a total of 320 shooters each day will be competing. Competition begins each day at 8 a.m.

Public meetings set for input on waterfowl regulations
LITTLE ROCK – Hunters can voice their opinions about the upcoming Arkansas waterfowl hunting regulations and seasons at one of six public meetings to be held around the state on Tuesday, June 7.

2011-2012 deer permit application process begins June 1
LITTLE ROCK – Permit applications will be available for zone and WMA doe quota, youth, archery, modern gun and muzzleloader deer hunts on several AGFC wildlife management areas and deer zones throughout the state.

AGFC looking for volunteers to help with bat project
LITTLE ROCK – Does your bathouse have bats?

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is looking for volunteers that have bathouses currently containing bats that would be willing to participate in a population monitoring project.

Free Fishing Days event begins next weekend
LITTLE ROCK – Free Fishing Days of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission begins next weekend. Free Fishing Days will start at noon Friday, June 10, through midnight Sunday, June 12. No sport fisherman, resident or non-resident, will be required to have a fishing license or a trout permit to fish anywhere in Arkansas during these times.

Archery workshop planned at Hampson Museum Park
WILSON – Do you have an urge to get into archery for hunting or just for sport? An opportunity is coming up in an east Arkansas center of native American culture.
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