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October 12, 2011 Arkansas Outdoors Newsletter

Hunters should be aware of county burn bans
LITTLE ROCK – It’s been a long, hot and dry summer in Arkansas. Muzzleloading season begins Oct. 22 in most of the state and current weather conditions call for heightened levels of fire danger.

Rapid, essential work comes after that deer kill
LITTLE ROCK - Hooray, yippee and wow! You have killed a deer. Now what? Whether the first-timer is a boy or girl 10 years old or a man or woman on the top side of 50, it’s a special moment, a unique experience in the outdoors. Your first deer. After the adrenaline rush passes, there is the dead animal lying on the ground.

Sulphur River WMA: remote, wild and varied
FOUKE – Sulphur River Wildlife Management Area has secrets. One is it is a throwback to the Arkansas that early explorers and settlers found. The second is its duck hunting.

Arkansas bullhead mark continues to climb
LITTLE ROCK – Some records weren’t meant to last. Wil Hafner of Cabot set the Arkansas record for largest yellow bullhead early this year with a 1-pound specimen caught from Taylor Park Reservoir near Lonoke.

Are you really prepared for this season’s deer hunting?
LITTLE ROCK - The deer hunt is coming up, and your anticipation builds by the hour. Get license, got gun, got ammunition, got the orange vest and cap, got a good place to hunt. But are you fully prepared?
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