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June 23, 2010 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Date06/23/2010
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Beebe honors wildlife officer with Medal of Valor
LITTLE ROCK - It was a day to remember for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Officer Michael Neal. Neal was honored last week for his heroics during a fierce gun battle in West Memphis. Gov. Mike Beebe presented Neal with the Medal of Valor for his actions May 20.

Wildlife officers set to crack down on impaired boaters
LITTLE ROCK - Boaters would do better to leave the cold beer at home - especially this weekend. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers will be out on Arkansas's waters June 25-27 for "Operation Dry Water 2010," the second annual national crackdown on those Boating Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs.

Proposed early migratory bird seasons presented to commission
LITTLE ROCK - Last week, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission discussed dove season, the unofficial opening of Arkansas's fall hunting season.

Arkansas's fourth alligator season begins in September
LITTLE ROCK - The first step in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's process of the very popular alligator hunting season has just been finalized. For the past several weeks, AGFC field crews have been busy conducting alligator spotlight surveys all across south

Arkansas.Urban deer hunt applications now available
LITTLE ROCK - Due to increasing nuisance deer complaints, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and four Arkansas cities have joined together to offer limited urban archery hunts to combat the overpopulated deer herd.

Over 147,300 pounds of fish stocked in state's waters
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked over 1 million fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during May, according to Mark Oliver, chief of fisheries. The total stocking of fish weighed more 147,300 pounds.
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