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July 20, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Commission proposes late migratory season
LITTLE ROCK – The mercury may say the temperature’s over 100 in Arkansas, but Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were discussing duck season during last week’s monthly meeting. The Commission also discussed the early season migratory bird dates which will be set during a special Commission meeting on July 26.

Fish mercury advisory removed for Lake Monticello
MONTICELLO – The Arkansas Department of Health has lifted a fish mercury advisory for all largemouth bass, blue catfish and flathead catfish consumed from Lake Monticello. The advisory had been in place since 1998.

Hunters drawn for fifth Arkansas alligator hunting season
LITTLE ROCK – Several lucky hunters have been drawn for Arkansas’s fifth season of alligator hunting. The season will get underway in September.

Help choose the next conservation license plate
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s popular Conservation License Plate Program helps outdoorsmen display their love for the outdoors. It also helps the AGFC promote the next generation of outdoors enthusiasts with a specialty license plate featuring their favorite outdoors pursuit.

NWR modern gun quota deer hunt permits available Aug. 1
AUGUSTA – Beginning Aug. 1, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be accepting permit applications for quota deer hunts on three of is wildlife refuges. The quota hunts will be held on the Cache River and Bald Knob and Wapanocca national wildlife refuges in eastern Arkansas.
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