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August 3, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Governor Beebe appoints Cook to Commission
LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe has named Steve Cook of Malvern as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Northern snakehead still being found in Arkansas
BRINKLEY – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists confirmed a breeding population of northern snakehead, an invasive species from Asia, in Piney Creek system in Lee and Monroe counties in 2008. Despite an eradication program in the area, the AGFC is still getting scattered reports of fishermen catching the invasive species.

Turkey hunters urged to voice opinions at public meetings
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas turkey hunters will have the opportunity to gather information and ask questions on proposed turkey hunting regulations for 2012.

South Arkansas purchase benefits endangered woodpeckers, turkey, quail
LITTLE ROCK – The Nature Conservancy recently purchased 3,609 acres of woodlands in south Arkansas from Plum Creek. The land, located in Union County, consists of primarily pine flatwoods, which are the second-least protected habitat in the United States and which support Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, an endangered species.

AGFC vehicle sale begins Aug. 8 in Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK – Looking for a used truck? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will accept sealed bids for the sale of agency trucks beginning next week.
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