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September 7, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Arkansans invited to voice comments on proposed 2012 turkey season regulations
LITTLE ROCK – The annual public meetings concerning spring turkey season have passed, but there’s still time to send any comments or concerns to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Just visit and click the "Talkin’ Turkey" banner at the top of the page to take a quick online survey.

Public meeting scheduled to discuss recent changes in NE Arkansas WMA
JONESBORO – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a public meeting on Sept. 15 to discuss the upcoming waterfowl season, St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area and recent changes in the practice of public maintenance. The WMA has sustained a great deal of damage caused by a historic flooding event. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Forrest L. Woods Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro.

Crow hunting can be a fun tuneup for shotgunners
LITTLE ROCK – Crows – they are everywhere in Arkansas, they are extremely plentiful, and they offer hunting opportunities on both public and private land.

Crownover named 2011 Arkansas Boating Officer of the Year
GASSVILLE – Wildlife officer Cpl. Lyndle Crownover was recently named the Arkansas Boating Officer of the Year. Crownover, of Gassville, has been in law enforcement for 19 years and has worked more than five years as a wildlife officer for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Fennel chosen for top positions with Audubon Society
LITTLE ROCK – Ellen Moorhead Fennell of Little Rock has two new titles. She has been selected as vice president-elect of the National Audubon Society and also as executive director of Audubon Arkansas, a division of the National Audubon Society.

AGFC night at I-30 Speedway is Sept. 24
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Night at I-30 Speedway in Alexander will be Saturday, Sept. 24. The special event will raise funds for boating safety education work in the state.

Cook breaks own longnose gar record
WARREN – Eleven years ago, Torry Cook set the unrestricted-tackle state record for largest longnose gar with a 36-pound, 5-ounce fish taken from the Ouachita River.
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