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October 5, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

What’s the statewide deer limit this season? Six
LITTLE ROCK – It’s a question that is asked over and over by Arkansas deer hunters: "What is the statewide seasonal deer limit this year."

Hunters end season with 22 alligators taken
LITTLE ROCK – Alligator hunting in Arkansas continues to pay off for many hunters. The second and final weekend of Arkansas’s fifth alligator hunt was much the same as the first weekend. Several hunters, who did not take an alligator during the first weekend, were successful during the final weekend of hunting.

Public meeting scheduled to provide information regarding construction of a fishing trail at Lake Charles
BLACK ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a public meeting on Oct. 12 to provide information regarding construction of a mobility-impaired fishing trail on Lake Charles near the Baltz Subdivision. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Charles State Park pavilion.

Catfish competition planned at Spadra Park Oct. 15-16
CLARKSVILLE – Is catfishing your game? You may want to take in the Johnson County Catfish Club Catfish Classic Oct. 15-16 at Clarksville.

St. Francis Lake drawdown required for repairs
TRUMANN – St. Francis Lake near Trumann is being drawn down to make emergency repairs to the head cut on the dam. Heavy rains earlier this year eroded an area that is allowing water to go around the dam.

Wildlife photography seminar set for nature center
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be offering a free seminar on wildlife and nature photography. The seminar is aimed at improving outdoor photography skills in a fun and relaxed setting.

Outdoor Hotline to feature season forecast and watchable wildlife
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans have a variety of outdoor pursuits available to them during the fall and winter months. Arkansas’s modern gun deer season and waterfowl seasons are just around the corner and wildlife watching opportunities are abundant. If you’d like to find out what’s available for these pursuits, then tune in next week to AETN for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s "Outdoor Hotline."
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