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June 29, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Batesville archery team wins national competition
BATESVILLE - Many people dream of having the opportunity to compete in a national competition. For a young group of Arkansas students, this dream came true. Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary of Batesville swept the national competition with their archery shooting skills last month.

Kayle Browning wins national trapshooting title
WOOSTER – Kayle Browning stood on the firing line, shotgun ready, knowing she had an uphill climb to win the women’s national trapshooting championship.

25 hunters win elk permits for upcoming 2011 season
JASPER – For 25 lucky people, the highlight of the Buffalo River Elk Festival is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission drawing for elk hunting permits. The two-segment season will be Sept. 26-30 and Dec. 5-9.

Safety first for Fourth of July boaters
LITTLE ROCK - Family picnics, fireworks and being on the water all are things associated with the Fourth of July. One more thing should be added to that list – safety. According to Bob Cushing, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education Program coordinator, this is one of the busiest and most dangerous times on the water.

More than 143,200 pounds of fish stocked in May
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked more than 877,800 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during May, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 143,200 pounds.

Woodlands habitat improvement is a year-round project
JASPER – If you want to go forward with your wildlife habitat improvement on your land, look at the past, said biologist Wesley Wright of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
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