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September 21, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Leftover WMA deer hunting permits go on sale Oct. 11
LITTLE ROCK – Due to a computer glitch, leftover Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Management Area deer hunting permits will go on sale Oct. 11 instead of Oct. 3 as originally planned. The permits will be available at several AGFC regional offices and the Little Rock office beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

AGFC monitors dissolved oxygen levels below Bull Shoals and Norfork dams
MOUNTAIN HOME – This year’s spring rains provided many benefits for the state’s fisheries. The abundant rainfall provided additional water to local fisheries, improved the recruitment of young bass within the lakes, and provided sufficient amounts of cold water to support the trout fisheries below Bull Shoals and Norfork dams through the summer. Along with these benefits, come some challenges.

Quail habitat, cost-sharing opportunities on agenda at Wildlife Habitat Field Day
FAYETTEVILLE – Improving quail habitat and managing forests for improved wildlife habitat and increased acorn production are among the topics on the agenda for the Sept. 29 Wildlife Field Day.

Beaver Lake Eagle Watch runs the month of October
EUREKA SPRINGS – The 20th annual Eagle Watch on Beaver Lake takes place Oct. 1-31 with the Belle of the Ozarks vessel the center of activities.

Fly fishing get-together planned at Mountain Home
MOUNTAIN HOME – The largest fly fishing expo in Arkansas is set for Oct. 6-8 at the FFF Southern Council Fly Fishing Show and Conclave in Mountain Home.
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